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Episode #174

Tucker Max

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One of Only 4 Non-Fiction Authors To Have 3 Books On NY Times Best-Seller List At Same Time & Founder Of Scribe Media

Guest Bio:

Tucker Max is the co-founder of Scribe Media, a company that helps you write, publish, and market your book.

He's written four New York Times Best Sellers (three that hit #1), which have sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide. He's credited with being the originator of the literary genre, “fratire,” and is only the fourth writer (along with Malcolm Gladwell, Brene Brown and Michael Lewis) to have three books on the New York Times Nonfiction Best Seller List at one time. He was nominated to the Time Magazine 100 Most Influential List in 2009.

He received his BA from the University of Chicago in 1998, and his JD from Duke Law School in 2001. He currently lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife Veronica and three children.


Show Notes


  • Introduction (2:03)

  • Early Ages (4:15)

  • Getting fired from his law office and family business (8:42)

  • Starting a blog and growing an audience (13:37)

  • Going through life changes (18:12)

  • Finding a new crowd and finding a future wife (31:10)

  • Reality and understanding (36:48)

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