The Four Hour Body. Really?
Tim Ferris, the guy who wrote The Four Hour Workweek, has a new best-seller: The Four Hour Body. If this trailer is any indication, it’s a revolutionary, mind-boggling and unprecedented view into what it takes to get the body you want, and super-health to go along with it, all in just four hours spent at the gym. (And hundreds dollars spent in supplements, special glucose monitoring equipment and a gym membership.) This is some mighty slick marketing:
I love the claims on the dust jacket. According to Tim, by following his plan you can:
- Reach your genetic potential in 6 months
- Sleep 2 hours per day and perform better than on 8 hours
- Lose more fat than a marathoner by bingeing
Wow! Draws me right in. Truth be told, I haven’t read the book (yet) but I think I will after perusing this review by a Stanford-educated doctor. My favorite part:
My basic finding is that after trying the diet, supplements, exercise routines and lifestyle changes recommended in the 4-Hour Body that I found no change, whatsoever, in body weight or competition. Nor did any of my other friends trying the book.
But then there’s this gem:
“A cookbook of minimalist methods for rapid body transformation – a practical crash course in how to reinvent yourself.”
KEVIN KELLY, WIRED MAGAZINE
Make sure to check out Tim’s very slick web site. Has anyone read the book? Done the program? Could Tim’s 4-Hour plan form the basis to reverse pre-diabetes or Type 2? Or have I just been sucked in?
Let me know in the comments, or please submit a review of this book.
I cannot believe this book was printed.
This is an unbelievably irresponsible book.