• Choose Yourself!

  • Be Happy, Make Millions, Live the Dream
  • By: James Altucher
  • Narrated by: James Altucher
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 05-31-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: James Altucher
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (1,726 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The world is changing. Markets have crashed. Jobs have disappeared. Industries have been disrupted and are being remade before our eyes. Everything we aspired to for "security," everything we thought was "safe," no longer is: College. Employment. Retirement. Government. It’s all crumbling down.
In every part of society, the middlemen are being pushed out of the picture. No longer is someone coming to hire you, to invest in your company, to sign you, to pick you. It’s on you to make the most important decision in your life: Choose Yourself.
New tools and economic forces have emerged to make it possible for individuals to create art, make millions of dollars, and change the world without "help." More and more opportunities are rising out of the ashes of the broken system to generate real inward success (personal happiness and health) and outward success (fulfilling work and wealth).
This audiobook will teach you to do just that. With dozens of case studies, interviews and examples - including the author, investor and entrepreneur James Altucher's own heartbreaking and inspiring story - Choose Yourself illuminates your personal path to building a bright, new world out of the wreckage of the old.
©2013 James Altucher (P)2013 James Altucher
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5 out of 5 stars
By MattMJF on 06-03-13

Interesting story, ideas & ways to live your life

Would you listen to Choose Yourself! again? Why?

Yes and I will. James Altucher is a fascinating person who has earned it all then lost it all then earned it all again... and again. This audio book has interesting insights on investing, making wise choices, succeeding or avoiding failures in career, relationship advice and a plethora of other useful and entertaining topics.

Who was your favorite character and why?

James the author who is a one-of-a-kind, self-proclaimed addict who indulges in his new obsession of writing self-help & investment advice.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The author's story of becoming a self-made multi-millionaire then losing everything twice and coping with suicidal urges after going from riches to rags... then again he goes from rags to riches. Remarkable roller coaster journey.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ben Nesvig on 06-10-13


Would you listen to Choose Yourself! again? Why?

Yes. It's the type of motivational book you wouldn't be embarrassed to tell someone you listened to.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Choose Yourself!?

All of it. Though off the top of my head, the intro and the chapter on becoming an idea machine.

What about James Altucher’s performance did you like?

In 100+ books I've listened to, this is the first one that made me laugh out loud at the first sentence. James proves again why I love when authors read their own book (for non-fiction at least). Also love whenever authors go off the book script, which James did occasionally.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This book is great while on a walk with your dog. Just as you start to feel embarrassed by the fact that your dog waited to poop until you were near the busiest intersection on the walk, James breaks out self-depricating humor that makes you forget you just picked up dog poop with a plastic bag in front of 20 strangers.

Any additional comments?

James Altucher is the most interesting man in the world. I enjoyed this from start to finish.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-25-15

Please listen to this book

I was recommended this book by a post from Chris Brogan and I downloaded the audio version. I like listening to books while I walk to work every day.
I got also the written version but I really like the audio since its read by James itself and he is a very down to earth guy and funny also.
The contents and ideas are not new in the sense that other authors are writing about the massive change in our economy and labour panorama but what makes this book unique is that they are really simple techniques and ideas to implement in your life that anybody can follow.
The whole thing sounded to me more like a chat with a dear friend while having coffee than a lecture. James is not standing on a perfection pedestal and he talks about his dark moments where he lost everything. And that's the kind of advice that I find so relevant to this moment in time in our world.
Hope you enjoy it!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Clay on 02-13-15

Most authentic writer ever

James is the man. A true inspiration and he touches on a lot of great things. A big one for me is admitting fault.
It's the funniest self help book going (he mentions more than once how he hates self help books) A must read for people early in their writing career or people going through a tough time.

Thank you so much James!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Krystyna P. on 02-04-18

Clear and powerful.

Thank you James for your honesty. I have to go back to the beginning again and again in order to incorporate your simple yet vital wisdom.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Naomi on 03-15-17

Truly enriching, captivating and inspiring.

Easy to listen to and deeply inspiring. Take the time to pick it up or download it. If you want to rewrite your thought DNA, this is the writer for you.

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