The Ultimate Cheat Sheet To Writing Your First Book

My first four books were so bad, so arrogant, PUKE! And then I wrote and published 18 books. The first six were bad. Maybe more. Maybe first eight. Life had been a straight line for me: lived in same house for 12 years. Went to good college. Went to graduate school. My therapist doesn’t agree […] Read On…

Either The Worst Review In The World or The Best

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This is not the worst review I’ve ever had. One time some reviewer posted, “James Altucher is a Zionist psychopath who poses as a ‘self help’ author.” I am deeply offended by that statement. For one thing, I’m not a ‘self help’ author. I don’t give advice. I just tell my story. I tell other […] Read On…

Only The Good Players Get Lucky

I want there to be that moment, “and then everything in my life changed”. It always seems there’s no “right place” and “right time”. The right place is always far away. The right time was always a long time ago. I missed it. I missed her. I miss you. When Richard Branson was 27 he […] Read On…

Ep. 265 – 10 Unusual Things I Learned From Mr. X

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The FBI went to his high school when the 15 year old Mr. X hacked into the largest Internet company in the world and stole 90 million credit card numbers. “You are going to jail for a long time,” they told him. The day after he stole them he sent them back to the company […] Read On…

The Way You Do Anything, Is The Way You Do Everything

I do standup comedy now up to six times a week. And I’m even less reluctant to write about it now than when I went up zero times a week. Because of the simple cliche: the more I DO, the less I KNOW. And sometimes it’s so painful I cry. And sometimes it’s so exhilirating […] Read On…