Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to Publish New Book by #1 Bestselling Author of The 4-Hour Workweek, Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss
Tim Ferriss
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NEW YORKHoughton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) announced today that it will publish Tools of Titans by #1 New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss on Dec. 6, 2016.

On the cusp of 100 million downloads, “The Tim Ferriss Show” is consistently ranked as one of the most popular podcasts in the world and was selected for iTunes’ “Best of 2015” list. Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers is the definitive guide to how to live a better life, filled with insights from Ferriss’s most popular interviews with CEOs, elite athletes, military strategists, artists, chess masters, scientists, and more. Included are tips from heavyweights like Tony Robbins, General Stan McChrystal, Edward Norton, Brené Brown, Chris Sacca, Amelia Boone, Seth Godin, Maria Popova, and dozens more –plus brand new takeaways from Ferriss himself.

“Ferriss’s podcast is an extraordinary series of in-depth interviews with some of the world’s top performers,” says Bruce Nichols, Senior Vice President and Publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing. “Now, thanks to his genius for testing, refining, and comparing, Ferriss has transformed hundreds of hours of discussion into the ultimate self-help book – it will resonate no matter who you are or how you want to improve yourself.”

“Everything within these pages has been vetted, explored, and applied to my own life in some fashion,” says Tim Ferriss. “I’ve used dozens of the tactics and philosophies in high-stakes negotiations, high-risk environments, or large business dealings. The lessons have made me millions of dollars and saved me years of wasted effort and frustration. I created this book, the ultimate notebook of high-leverage tools, to help readers (and myself) ‘10x’ their per-hour output and get the absolute most out of life.”

In Tools of Titans, Ferriss analyzes the habits of high performers in all fields, synthesizing common themes that readers can easily adapt to achieve their own success. “These pages contain the operating systems – the rules of life – of the best of the best,” says Ferriss.  

Tim Ferriss has been listed in Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People” and Forbes magazine’s “Names You Need to Know,” and is the 7th “most powerful” personality on Newsweek’s Digital 100 Power Index. He is an early-stage tech investor/advisor (Uber, Facebook, Twitter, Alibaba, and 50+ more) and author of three #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers: The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body, and The 4-Hour Chef. His podcast, “The Tim Ferriss Show,” is one of iTunes' “Best of 2015,” typically the top 30 of 300,000+ podcasts on the platform. Tim has been called “The Oprah of audio” due to the sales impact of the podcast, and past guests include Jamie Foxx, General Stanley McChrystal, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Norton, and 100+ others.


About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing

For nearly two centuries, HMH Trade Publishing has published some of the world’s most renowned novels, nonfiction, children’s books, and reference works. As part of a leading global learning company, it is uniquely positioned to create educational and entertaining content for multiple channels and in various formats, from hardcovers and paperbacks to e-books and mobile apps. Its distinguished author list includes ten Nobel Prize winners, forty-eight Pulitzer Prize winners, fifteen National Book Award winners, and more than one hundred Caldecott, Newbery, Printz, and Sibert Medal and Honor recipients. HMH publishes such distinguished authors as Philip Roth, Temple Grandin, Tim O'Brien, and Umberto Eco, and a celebrated roster of children’s authors and illustrators including Lois Lowry, Chris Van Allsburg, and David Wiesner. HMH is also home to The Best American series®; The American Heritage® and Webster’s New World® dictionaries; Betty Crocker®, Better Homes and Gardens®, How to Cook Everything®, The Gourmet Cookbook, and other leading culinary properties; the Peterson Field Guides®; CliffsNotes™; books by J.R.R. Tolkien; and many iconic children’s books and characters, including Curious George®, The Little Prince, and The Polar Express. For more information, visit www.hmhco.com/popular-reading.

Lori Glazer
VP, Executive Director of Publicity
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt