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I’ve known Tucker Max for 2 decades now. 20 years ago, he emailed me for advice. I told him to quit his job. And he did. He’s the bestselling author of “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell.” And I always tell people that if they want to study good writing, go read 10 pages of Tucker's books. “My stuff blew up... All I did was stand up and use my real name and tell my real stories about my real life.” So now Tucker wants to help other people get out there and tell their truth. This part 1 of my interview will tell you how to separate the truth from everything else. Then (in part 2), Tucker will tell you how to deal with fear, how to find your audience, and how to write. 


Links and Resources

 Scribe Media - scribemedia.com

Tucker’s series of articles “Asshole to CEO

“I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell” by Tucker Max

“Assholes Finish First” by Tucker Max 

“Hilarity Ensues” by Tucker Max 

“Sloppy Seconds: The Tucker Max Leftovers” by Tucker Max 


Follow Tucker on Facebook + Twitter


Also Mentioned:



My interview with Brian Koppleman

Hunter S. Thompson author of “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” 

Nassim Taleb author of “Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder”  

My interview with Nassim Taleb

Jordan Peterson author of “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos” 

My interview with Jordan Peterson

The four great titans of psychological thought:
1. William James
2. Sigmund Freud
3. Carl Jung 
4. Alfred Adler

“The Courage to Be Disliked: The Japanese Phenomenon That Shows You How to Change Your Life and Achieve Real Happiness” by Fumitake Koga and Ichiro Kishimi

Tall Poppy Syndrome” 

“The Last Black Unicorn” by Tiffany Haddish

My interview with Tifanny Haddish 

“Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?” by Seth Godin

Eric Weinstein

Sarah Jeong 

Candice Owens

“The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life” by Robin Hanson and Kevin Simler

JT Mccormick - CEO of scribe media

Alex Jones

Karl Marx


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