Books

The Book of Joe: The Life, Wit, and (Sometimes Accidental) Wisdom of Joe Biden

Available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, IndieBound, iBooks, and Kobo.

The aviators. The Amtrak. The ice cream cones. The memes. Few politicians are as iconic, or as beloved, as Joe Biden. Now, in The Book of Joe, Biden fans will finally have the definitive look at America’s favorite vice president—and what he can teach us.

Structured around key moments in Biden’s life and career—and filled with Biden-isms like “That’s a bunch of malarkey” and “I may be Irish, but I’m not stupid”—this blend of biography, advice, and humor will reveal the experiences that forged Joe Biden, and the lessons we can use in our own lives. Along the way, readers will also encounter fun sidebars on his love of muscle cars, his most endearing gaffes, his bromance with President Obama, and much more.

Yet beneath the memorable Biden-isms, the book will reveal an inspirational story of a man who keeps “getting back up.” We need this right now. Much as Biden has come back from both professional missteps and personal heartbreaks, sometimes we all have to get back up and fight. Given Biden’s reputation as a decent, plainspoken, patriotic statesman of integrity, this entertaining and practical book will be both a celebration of great political figure and an essential guide to creating the America he believes in so dearly.

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Alexander Hamilton’s Guide to Life

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Available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, IndieBound, iBooks, and Google.

Alexander Hamilton mastered the arts of wit, war, women, and wealth. He died before he could teach us these lessons, but Alexander Hamilton’s Guide to Life unlocks his core principles—intended for anyone interested in success, romance, money, or dueling.

Praise for Hamilton’s Guide:

“These days, everyone wants to learn more about founding father Alexander Hamilton. In this lighthearted biography, Jeff Wilser tells Hamilton’s extraordinary story in a way that’s both historically accurate and extremely entertaining—plus Wilser highlights the lessons that we can all learn from Hamilton’s example.”—Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before

“Hugely useful for everyone out there who is starting their own country—or just trying to be better at work, love, friendship and family.”—A.J. Jacobs, New York Times bestselling author of The Year of Living Biblically and Drop Dead Healthy

“Jeff Wilser did not throw away his shot. He has written a remarkably fun and informative account of the brilliant ‘bastard’ from the Caribbean who created modern America. We still have much to learn from this remarkable founding father, and we owe Wilser a debt of gratitude for translating Hamilton’s ‘life lessons’ into such an insightful and entertaining book.”—Stephen Knott, co-author, Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America

“Hamilton packed a lot into his short life. Jeff Wilser unpacks it and shows us how to make use of it. Hamilton rode horses and wrote with a quill pen, but he grappled with work, money, love, guts, and doing the right thing. Read, enjoy, learn.”—Richard Brookhiser, author of Alexander Hamilton, American

“Author Jeff Wilser has done his homework; he gets the real Alexander Hamilton, then he reveals the gems that guided his extraordinary life. Filled with levity and humor, and packaged in a concise, enjoyable format, the guide is very relevant to today’s  world and challenges. If you are interested in learning what made Hamilton successful, this book is for you… and for those you care about the most.” —Rand Scholet, President and Founder, The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society

“I have long thought that a book was needed to link Hamilton’s real-life experiences to present-day situations. In Alexander Hamilton’s Guide to Life, Jeff Wilser finally offers just that. Using a 21st century sensibility to bring 18th century history to life, Wilser has written a modern-day guide that’s both entertaining and effective. I enjoyed this book as a baby boomer and think that Generation X, Y, and Z readers will love it as well.” —Douglas Hamilton, the fifth great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton

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The Good News About What’s Bad For You… and The Bad News About What’s Good For You

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An exploration of research that points to the health benefits of things like bacon, bourbon, and napping… and the downsides of multivitamins, “low fat,”  and kale.

Named one of Amazon’s Best Books of the Month in both Non-Fiction and Humor.

“A humorous anthology debunking contemporary wisdom about guilty pleasures and bad habits… Wilser delivers useful advice with cheerful good humor.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Anyone fascinated by health-related research studies and surprising factoids…will be amply entertained and informed by Wilser’s lively compendium.” ―Publishers Weekly

Featured in GQBon Appétit, NPR, Redbook, the New York Post, and excerpted at New York magazine: The scientific upside of profanity.

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Unlabel: Selling You Without Selling Out (Collaborator)

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Jeff was Marc Ecko’s collaborator for the book Unlabel. It’s the story of how Ecko, who air-brushed t-shirts in his parents’ garage, flipped a $5,000 bag of cash into a $500 million dollar business.

The book is part memoir, part entrepreneur handbook, and part philosophical inquiry into Authenticity in Business.

More info at the Kirkus book review, and available on Amazon here.

(Favorite review: “This is the textbook I wish I could have bought in college.” – George Lucas)

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The Maxims of Manhood

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Bestselling collection of essays that cover 100 (tongue-in-cheek) rules for sports, style, family, pop culture, and, basically, everything else in the world. If a man only reads one book in his life, this shouldn’t be it.

The essays include:

Maxim 84: Your dog must be larger than a toaster.
Maxim 24: No exclamation points or emoticons.
Maxim 77: Support your friend’s crappy brand.

More at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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The Man Cave Book 

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This is Jeff’s Pulitzer-bait. Published by HarperCollins, it explores the bizarre subculture of man caves.

The book made cameos on The Today Show, BBC News, NPR, and peaked as a #2 bestseller in Amazon’s “home decorating” list, briefly edging out Martha Stewart. (Jeff isn’t expecting a Christmas card from Martha.)

On AmazonHarperCollins, or Barnes & Noble.

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It’s Okay to Sleep with Him on the First Date: And Every Other Rule of Dating, Debunked.

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Co-written with Andrea Syrtash.

Don’t let the title fool you: This is not really a book about hooking up. And it’s not saying that people should hook up on the first date. (That would be shady, gross, weird advice.) Instead, it’s a book about dating rules, and it has a very simple message: dating rules are dumb.

Book’s tagline: Don’t trust the rules. Trust yourself.

Here’s a review of the book from Publishers Weekly.

You can order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Indie Bound.