Tim Ferriss is the author of The 4-Hour Work Week, The 4-Hour Body, and the upcoming 4-Hour Chef.

I am personally thankful to Tim Ferriss, because due to the 4-Hour Work Week, I was able to establish goals for what I wanted to be doing that was personally relevant to me. Instead of saying that someday I’d launch a business, or someday I’d write a book, I did those things. Someday doesn’t come, unless you make it come. And the 4-Hour Work Week helped me get more efficient, both in my job and in my personal work, so that I could then find the time to pursue those dreams.

Without the 4-Hour Work Week, I don’t think I would have been able to write or publish my technothriller Avogadro Corp: The Singularity Is Closer Than It Appears.

Thanks to the 4-Hour Body, I’ve lost weight (20 pounds), I’m eating healthier, and I’ve reduced my health risk of cardiovascular disease. Not only does this feel good for me, but it’s important for my family too. I have three small kids, and they’d be really sad if their dad died.

The brilliant Gene Kim said, Tim Ferriss has “helped a generation escape shackles & achieve their dreams.”

And he keeps on doing it. Tim Ferriss, through his Opening the Kimono conference taught authors and publishers how to achieve publication success. In the 4-Hour Chef, Tim aims to teach people not only how to cook, but how to master any set of skills.

If you haven’t read a Tim Ferriss book yet, go get one. It’ll will be worth your while, and it might just change your life.