Here's Part 2 of my 500th celebration! I'm releasing three bonus episodes. You can listen in any order. They all have a mix of clips that show you how to find what you really love in life, how to overcome the fear and self-doubt that plagues all of us, how to predict the future, get a new skill and more. I hope you enjoy. But most of all, I want to say thank you for supporting this show. I appreciate it. Everyone who works on this show appreciates you. And we really hope you get as much value from this as we do. Here's the list of clips for Part 2: Clip 1 - Ep. 455 - Bishop T.D. Jakes: How to Turn Unexpected Pain into Power Clip 2 - Ep. 403 - Robert Greene: The Laws of Human Nature... (Why We Are The Way We Are) Clip 3 - Ep. 412 - Kai-Fu Lee: Who Will Win In The Future? (AI, China, Capitalism and The New World Order) Clip 4 - Ep. 457 - Sam Harris: Why You’re Failing to Make Sense of Your Life Clip 5 - Ep. 422 - George Gilder: How to Think Like a Futurist Clip 6 - Ep. 406 - Howard Marks: Billionaire Investor on Market Cycles (How to Survive the Bad Days & Win the Good Days) Clip 7 - Ep. 413 - Danica Patrick: Finding Your Driving Force Clip 8 - Ep. 477 - Mike Love: Life as a Beach Boy (Memories, Lyrics, & A Behind The Scenes Look at The Band Who Gave Us "Good Vibrations") Clip 9 - 408 - James Frey: Breaking The Rules, Writing & Becoming Yourself Again Clip 10 - Ep. 426 - Gilbert Gottfried: Laugh Everyday (It's Medicine For Your Day) I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram Check Out The Altucher Book Club Series: Apple Podcasts YouTube Instagram
James Frey is a controversial writer. On purpose. He wanted to be “the most notorious writer in the world.” He ran off to Paris to be a writer when he was 21. He published a bestseller 12 years later ("A Million Little Pieces"). That’s 12 years of failure. He told me about those 12 years, his writing style, how he developed a voice, rehab, addiction, depression… but mostly about learning how to become yourself again. Links and Resources: Read James' books: "A Million Little Pieces" "Katerina" "My Friend Leonard" "Bright Shiny Morning" "The Final Testament of the Holy Bible" "Endgame: The Complete Training Diaries: Volumes 1, 2, and 3 (Endgame: The Training Diaries)" "Endgame: Sky Key" "Endgame: Rules of the Game" "Endgame: The Calling" "Endgame: The Complete Zero Line Chronicles (Endgame: The Zero Line Chronicles)" I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify Follow me on Social Media: Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram
This week on How To Fail With Elizabeth Day, we're joined by the author James Frey who also just so happens to be my first American guest (hello, USA! I heart you!). Frey has written four critically acclaimed novels, and his fifth - Katerina, a sweeping love story set between 2018 Los Angeles and 1992 Paris - has just been published.
But he's probably as well known for his notoriety as his talent. In 2003, Frey published A Million Little Pieces, a memoir of his criminal past and addiction to crack cocaine. An instant bestseller, it was picked by Oprah Winfrey for her influential book club. But when it was subsequently shown that Frey had fabricated large portions, Oprah brought him back on her show to give him an exceptionally public dressing down that made headines around the world.
This is a man who has been a literary rock-star and a literary pariah; someone who has experienced public failure on a level most of us couldn't even begin to comprehend. He joins me to discuss what that felt like, what he learned from the fallout, what the difference is between factual truth and truth in fiction, living with addiction, what he has learned from failure, and he tells me about his peronsal motto: 'Fail Fast, Fail Often'. Along the way, he also reveals whether he'd vote for Oprah if she ran for President and his unlikely support for the England football team.
How To Fail With Elizabeth Day is hosted by Elizabeth Day, produced by Chris Sharp and sponsored by 4th Estate Books
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