Ferriss has an unusual résumé that includes majoring in East Asian studies at Princeton, creating a nutritional supplement company after graduation, and, with partner Alicia Monti, setting the world record for consecutive tango spins on live TV as Regis Philbin watched in amazement. Ferriss first made his mark in publishing with The 4-Hour Workweek, a business and management guide released in 2007. The following year, Wired dubbed him “the greatest self-promoter in the world.”
The new exercise and diet guide has a hearty dose of self – Ferriss said he’s personally tested the book’s body-sculpting strategies over the course of a decade – but in an interview with The Huffington Post, the author credited expert consultants with guiding his plan. “It was well over a hundred experts in total,” he said, “and the objective was to be the explorer and the guide and the guinea pig, not the source of all knowledge, because that’s ridiculous.”
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