This is one of the coolest health books I’ve ever read. Certainly the most adventurous.
Allright, I admit I’m a little biased. Tim Ferriss’s The 4-Hour Body is, to my knowledge, the first book that’s ever had my name as an entry in the index. Ferriss also very generously, and almost certainly undeservedly, includes me in a list of 77 people who contributed to the book in some way, just to the left of page one, under the title “On the Shoulders of Giants.”
Considering that Ferriss’s last book, The 4-Hour Workweek, was number one on the New York Times, Business Week, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists and was translated into 35 languages, I’m very excited about the prospect that The 4-Hour Body will bring high-vitamin cod liver oil, choline-rich egg yolks, and lacto-fermented vegetables to the masses.
Of course I know you’re all dying for a critical review. Can someone really lose weight and build muscle this fast at the same time? Can a single book really have all the answers from bedroom secrets to batting like Babe Ruth? What are the flaws and limitations? Is there anything new, or have I heard it all before? Are all these chapters on sex woman-friendly or is this book aimed at chauvanistic, womanizing men? I’ll get to all these questions, but first I humbly ask you to indulge my excitement for a bit as we take a tour through the coolest parts of the book.
So Who the Heck Is This Tim Ferriss Guy?
Tim Ferriss isn’t a doctor, a nutritionist, or a physical trainer. There’s no RD, MD, or PhD after his name. So why should we listen to him?
The 4-Hour Body isn’t unique just in its breadth