3 Books With Neil Pasricha

By Neil Pasricha: Bestselling Author

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3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 22-year-long quest to uncover and discuss the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each chapter discusses the 3 most formative books of one of the world's most inspiring people. Sample guests include: Brené Brown, David Sedaris, Malcolm Gladwell, Roxane Gay, Cheryl Strayed, Rich Roll, Soyoung the Variety Store Owner, Derek the Hype Man, Kevin the Bookseller, Shirley The Nurse, Vishwas the Uber Driver, Angie Thomas, David Mitchell, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, Mark Manson, Seth Godin, Judy Blume, and Quentin Tarantino. 3 Books is published on the lunar calendar with each of the 333 chapters dropped on the exact minute of every single full moon all the way up to 10:37 PM EST on April 26, 2040. 3 Books is an Apple "Best Of" award-winning show and is 100% non-profit with no ads, no sponsors, no commercials, and no interruptions. 3 Books has 3 clubs including the End of the Podcast Club, the Cover to Cover Club, and the Secret Club, which operates entirely through the mail and is only accessible by calling 1-833-READ-A-LOT. Each chapter is hosted live and in-person at the guest's preferred location by Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome, The Happiness Equation, Two-Minute Mornings, etc. For more info check out: https://www.3books.co

Episode Date
Chapter 135: Cal Newport severs cell subservience to steep slow success
Apr 23, 2024
Page 105: What makes an author an author?
Apr 19, 2024
Page 104: A book recommendation for fans of X-Men
Apr 14, 2024
Page 103: You are what you do
Apr 09, 2024
Page 102: One way to land a million-dollar book deal for your first book
Apr 04, 2024
Page 101: How do you find your writing voice?
Mar 30, 2024
Chapter 134: Susan Orlean on lusty ledes and literary lessons for life
Mar 25, 2024
Page 93: The most original voice in American comedy writing
Mar 13, 2024
Page 92: What to do before you start writing a story
Mar 08, 2024
Page 91: Dave Barry's advice on writing comedy
Mar 02, 2024
Chapter 133: Celine Song stitches sumptuous stories from Seoul to soul
Feb 24, 2024
Page 83: A book that tells us why people enjoy publicly shaming others
Feb 17, 2024
Page 82: A book to help you embrace your amateurness
Feb 10, 2024
Page 81: Connecting with your favorite version of yourself
Feb 03, 2024
Chapter 132: Robin Dunbar on nullifying negativity with numbered natural networks
Jan 25, 2024
Page 74: Even if you're not happy, act you're happy
Jan 22, 2024
Page 73: Treat people well. Forget everything else.
Jan 16, 2024
Page 72: Nobody will hate you if you're smiling at least
Jan 08, 2024
Page 71: If I'm doing even Uber, I'm going to do it best
Jan 03, 2024
Chapter 131: J. Drew Lanham on breaking boundaries to become better birdwatchers
Dec 27, 2023
The Best of 2023: Neil Pasricha rewinds and reflects on the richness of reading
Dec 22, 2023
Page 63: Judy Blume's advice on getting your kid to read
Dec 18, 2023
Page 62: The YA series that shaped Judy Blume
Dec 13, 2023
Page 61: Judy Blume's favorite children's book
Dec 08, 2023
Chapter 130: Ralph Nader on corporate crime creating classist chaos
Nov 27, 2023
Bookmark: Leslie Richardson on practicing peaceful parenting
Nov 20, 2023
Page 53: This book teaches us why we get fat—and what to do about it
Nov 17, 2023
Page 52: An immersive children's book every adult should read
Nov 13, 2023
Page 51: Gretchen Rubin's single biggest advice to writers
Nov 06, 2023
Chapter 129: Sahil Bloom freezes at 4am to find fortune and finish first
Oct 28, 2023
Page 43: A book for the thoughtful, strange, quirky-curious reader
Oct 20, 2023
Page 42: A book for challenging our view of beauty
Oct 13, 2023
Page 41: A young-adult book that offers us quiet strength and connection...
Oct 06, 2023
Chapter 128: Heather McGowan listens to lessons from the Lakota and Legacy of Luna
Sep 29, 2023
Page 34: How do you measure trust?
Sep 25, 2023
Page 33: How to see (and drop) the narrative
Sep 18, 2023
Page 32: Why you should get off the plane
Sep 11, 2023
Page 31: How to tell yourself a different story
Sep 05, 2023
Chapter 127: Lenore Skenazy on killing coddling to create capable kids
Aug 31, 2023
Page 22: How to build trust with strangers
Aug 21, 2023
Page 21: How to get people to open up
Aug 10, 2023
Chapter 126: Jully Black on anthem alterations and attitude absolutions
Aug 01, 2023
Page 13: Fighting book shame
Jul 28, 2023
Page 12: How to prioritize reading
Jul 26, 2023
Page 11: Why I started this podcast
Jul 24, 2023
Chapter 125: Two Syrian Chefs share sheep and shawarma shopkeeping shenanigans
Jul 03, 2023
Bookmark: Live At 'Word On The Street' Book Festival
Jun 18, 2023
Chapter 124: Martellus Bennett weaves Willy Wonka with warrior wisdom
Jun 04, 2023
Bookmark: Rocking and rolling with ravishing Rich Roll
May 19, 2023
Chapter 123: Suzy Batiz on suffering, surviving, and selling shit
May 05, 2023
Bookmark: Honing healthy happy habits with the Holdernesses
Apr 20, 2023
Chapter 122: Tank Sinatra on masterpiece microdosing and meme mastery in our manufactured madness
Apr 06, 2023
Bookmark: On braving bushy brambles and becoming a birder
Mar 21, 2023
Chapter 121: Johann Hari on deleting devious dogma and discovering deeper designs
Mar 07, 2023
[Oscar Encore!] Daniels existentially explore everything everywhere
Feb 20, 2023
Chapter 120: Timothy Goodman on popping privilege paradigms and paving personal paths
Feb 05, 2023
Bookmark: The Current
Jan 21, 2023
Chapter 119: Steve Toltz on refining writing rituals and raising ravenous readers
Jan 06, 2023
Chapter 118: Catherine Hernandez poses for positivity with pride and presence
Dec 23, 2022
The Best of 2022: Neil Pasricha winds and wades through wandering wisdoms
Dec 21, 2022
Chapter 117: Ajay Agrawal and Gina Buonaguro on puzzling pasts and portending possibilities
Dec 08, 2022
Bookmark: Our Book of Awesome Book Launch Special
Dec 06, 2022
Chapter 116: Bryan Stevenson on handling haunting histories with heart and hope
Nov 23, 2022
Chapter 115: Gabor Maté targets toxic triggers to transcend trauma
Nov 08, 2022
Chapter 114: Light Watkins on Mexico's marvels, meditation myths, and mental mastery
Oct 25, 2022
Chapter 113: Alie Ward oozes originality over odysseys and ologies
Oct 09, 2022
Chapter 112: Katie Mack on cultivating curiosity and contemplating the cosmos
Sep 25, 2022
Bookmark: The two-minute morning rule for having a great day
Sep 23, 2022
Chapter 111: Austin Kleon draws on doodling to design and dream
Sep 10, 2022
Chapter 110: Kevin Kelly on quashing quandaries with curiosity and creativity
Aug 27, 2022
Chapter 109: Rebecca the Sex Educator on embracing erotic exploration
Aug 12, 2022
Chapter 108: Mohsin Hamid on the pleasures of pages and the pulse of Pakistan
Jul 28, 2022
Chapter 107: Latanya and Jerry build biblio buzz on the Bronx Bound Books bus
Jul 13, 2022
Chapter 106: Alok Vaid-Menon battles binary boundaries and beauty biases
Jun 29, 2022
Bookmark: How to help someone with anxiety or depression
Jun 21, 2022
Chapter 105: Nancy the Librarian on the riches and rewards of resplendent reading
Jun 14, 2022
Chapter 104: Boniface Mwangi combats corrosive Kenyan corruption with courage and kindness
May 30, 2022
Chapter 103: Jonathan Haidt on mirrory misconceptions and morality in the matrix
May 16, 2022
Chapter 102: Susan Cain on bathing in beauty, books, and bittersweetness
Apr 30, 2022
Chapter 101: Daniels existentially explore everything everywhere
Apr 16, 2022
Chapter 100: Neil and Leslie on the creative chaos of craft and the kindness of committed community
Apr 01, 2022
Bookmark: The Knowledge Project
Mar 20, 2022
Chapter 99: Doug the Bookseller on bookstore belonging and bottomless bibliomania
Mar 18, 2022
Chapter 98: IN-Q invites intimacy, intentionality, and interstellar inquiry
Mar 02, 2022
Chapter 97: Debbie Millman shuns shame to spark spirit and sew soulful symbiosis
Feb 16, 2022
Chapter 96: Dave the CEO on stratospheric strategizing and subtle secrets of success
Feb 01, 2022
Chapter 95: Bess Kalb on kvetching over koans and kindling comic kinship
Jan 17, 2022
Chapter 94: Dan the Tailor on rappelling rabbit-holes and rocking with Ronnie
Jan 02, 2022
The Best of 2021: Neil Pasricha curates courageous, candid, and colorful conversations
Dec 21, 2021
Chapter 93: Chris Hadfield on the sci-fi and science of sustainable space settlement
Dec 19, 2021
Chapter 92: Edward Packard on amplifying awareness with awe and adventure
Dec 04, 2021
Chapter 91: Nora McInerny on nixing numbers and nurturing naked needs
Nov 19, 2021
Chapter 90: Derek Sivers on shattering suppositions with Stoic soul
Nov 04, 2021
Chapter 89: Zafar the Hamburger Man on Bryant's basics and blossoming like Barack
Oct 20, 2021
Chapter 88: Mel Robbins on stalling self sabotage and celebrating sexual selectivity
Oct 06, 2021
Bookmark: Ologies
Sep 22, 2021
Chapter 87: Jason Shiga on perilous puzzles and precarious paths
Sep 20, 2021
Chapter 86: My two-year-old son on whimsical wonderings and wandering Waldos
Sep 07, 2021
Chapter 85: Jane McGonigal on slaying stress with superhero strengths
Aug 22, 2021
Chapter 84: Lori Gottlieb on therapists thoughtfully thrashing thinking theories
Aug 08, 2021
Chapter 83: Douglas Rushkoff on divisive duality and designer deaths
Jul 24, 2021
Chapter 82: Quentin Tarantino on preferring penny paperbacks and perfecting the process
Jul 10, 2021
Chapter 81: Dave Eggers on surreptitious spying in the snares of surveillance
Jun 24, 2021
Bookmark: SXSW 2019 - Building Trust in Distrustful Times
Jun 21, 2021
Chapter 80: Kristin Neff on allowing, accepting, and applying anger artfully
Jun 10, 2021
Chapter 79: Yuyi Morales on Mexican massacres and the magic of Márquez
May 26, 2021
Chapter 78: Louis Sacher on sideways stories from Salinger to Steinbeck
May 11, 2021
Chapter 77: Jonny Sun on absurd algorithms altering the authenticity of art
Apr 27, 2021
Chapter 76: Jenny Lawson on dark dollhouses delivering a door from depression
Apr 12, 2021
Chapter 75: George Saunders offers lessons on living a luminous life
Mar 28, 2021
Bookmark: Terrible, Thanks for Asking
Mar 20, 2021
Chapter 74: Kanmani Guruswami the Midwife on countering colonialism with compassionate care
Mar 13, 2021
Chapter 73: Humble The Poet cries crusade but cautions courting controversy
Feb 27, 2021
Chapter 72: Adam Grant frowns on feeble feminism from fearmongering fellows
Feb 11, 2021
Chapter 71: Shirley the Nurse on hurting with homelessness and healing with heart
Jan 28, 2021
Chapter 70: Brené Brown on building boundaries and the beacon of bell
Jan 13, 2021
Chapter 69: Cheryl Strayed on forging fearlessness and fracturing facades
Dec 30, 2020
Best of 3 Books podcast 2020
Dec 21, 2020
Chapter 68: Roger Martin on mercenary monopolies, material mentors, and managing mayhem
Dec 14, 2020
Chapter 67: Roxane Gay on lessons in love and the lethal lure of likeability
Nov 30, 2020
Chapter 66: Vivek Murthy on loneliness, living longer, and leading with love
Nov 15, 2020
Chapter 65: Nikki Giovanni on potent poetry, powerful prose, and palling with the purveyor of peace
Oct 31, 2020
Chapter 64: Rhiannon the Restaurateur on redefining reality
Oct 16, 2020
Chapter 63: Brandon Stanton is harnessing histories of humble human heroes
Oct 01, 2020
Chapter 62: Myriam Gurba is a bold badass with a bronca against baseless bigotry and brutality
Sep 17, 2020
Chapter 61: Temple Grandin on mixing minds making magic
Sep 02, 2020
Chapter 60: Shane Parrish masters Munger to map mental models and mold maverick minds
Aug 19, 2020
Chapter 59: Jeff Speck is pushing the pleasures of pedestrian propinquity
Aug 03, 2020
Chapter 58: Author David Mitchell on designing dizzily dazzling dreams
Jul 20, 2020
Chapter 57: Anne Bogel believes books build bridges and boost bibliophile belonging
Jul 05, 2020
Chapter 56: Kate the Therapist on navigating knotty natures to nurture our needs
Jun 21, 2020
Chapter 55: Brad Montague on fighting fear by forging fantastical futures
Jun 05, 2020
Chapter 54: K881901 aka Emily Kim Ae Sun Hunter on twins tied together and tossed to tomorrow
May 22, 2020
Chapter 53: Vivek Shraya is trashing traditional trans tropes
May 07, 2020
Chapter 52: Wagner Moura on lessons in living and loving from Latino leaders
Apr 23, 2020
Surprise Waning Crescent: Confronting courageous coronavirus questions
Apr 16, 2020
Chapter 51: Dr. Qing Li on finding faith and freedom in forests
Apr 08, 2020
Chapter 50: Marcus Buckingham on soul ciphers and strength of self
Mar 24, 2020
Surprise Waning Crescent: Leslie and Neil on cultivating calm during coronavirus chaos
Mar 20, 2020
Chapter 49: Dr. Andrea Sereda’s oddly original offerings on opioid overdosing
Mar 09, 2020
Chapter 48: Michael Bungay Stanier on massive moons and the magic of metaphor
Feb 23, 2020
Chapter 47: Derek The Hype Man on gingers jumping for joy and justice
Feb 09, 2020
Chapter 46: Dr. Laura Markham on prioritizing presence to parent peacefully
Jan 24, 2020
Chapter 45: Rich Roll on wrestling with recovery and running to redemption
Jan 10, 2020
The Best of 2019: Neil Pasricha reminisces on relationships, romance, and radical reading
Jan 01, 2020
Chapter 44: Kevin the Bookseller on subtracting stuff and sorting Star Wars
Dec 26, 2019
Chapter 43: Lisa Labute on life lessons from loving legumes
Dec 12, 2019
Chapter 42: Molly Bloom on poker princess privileges and pushing past pomposity
Nov 26, 2019
Chapter 41: Jen Gunter on beating bullying, bigotry, and body bashfulness
Nov 12, 2019
Surprise Waxing Gibbous: My new book YOU ARE AWESOME launches today!
Nov 05, 2019
Chapter 40: Pete Holmes on infinite infinities and the insanity of is-ness
Oct 28, 2019
Chapter 39: Soyoung the Variety Store Owner on Korean culture, connecting community, and cultivating calm
Oct 13, 2019
Chapter 38: Ryan Holiday on bashing beachy books and building balance
Sep 28, 2019
Chapter 37: Malcolm Gladwell on strangers, spies, and silencing the system
Sep 14, 2019
Chapter 36: Two teenage Mormon missionaries on missing mom to make miracles
Aug 30, 2019
Chapter 35: Jen Agg on fussy feminism and ferocious fastidiousness
Aug 15, 2019
Chapter 34: Literary superagent Jim Levine on picking priorities to perform at peak potential
Aug 01, 2019
Chapter 33: Raj Haldar aka Lushlife on invoking inner inspiration to instigate the Internet
Jul 16, 2019
Chapter 32: Cat and Nat on cutting the crap to create community for courageous caregivers
Jul 02, 2019
Chapter 31: Juniper the Former Sex Worker on paying for pleasure and progressive parenting
Jun 17, 2019
Chapter 30: Jerry Howarth on branding, bereavement, and Blue Jays baseball
Jun 03, 2019
Chapter 29: Michael Harris on queer questions and the quest for quiet
May 18, 2019
Chapter 28: Mark Manson on constant cursing and clearing clutter
May 04, 2019
Chapter 27: Robin the Bartender on fiddling with frankincense and fighting for freedom
Apr 19, 2019
Chapter 26: Angie Thomas on righting racist wrongs and remembering radicals
Apr 02, 2019
Chapter 25: James Frey on drunk, defiant differentiation
Mar 21, 2019
Chapter 24: Jonathan Fields on winning with will and weaving why into work
Mar 06, 2019
Chapter 23: Jesse Finkelstein zooms into the zeitgeist and zeroes in on zesty Zora
Feb 19, 2019
Chapter 22: Tim Urban on shivering in shorts and shifting from sheep to chef
Feb 04, 2019
Chapter 21: Paulette Bourgeois on family foundations, frightening fiction, and forging Franklin
Jan 21, 2019
Chapter 20: Debbie Stoller on frenzied female fandom, fighting for freedom, and fourth-wave feminism
Jan 06, 2019
The Best Of 2018: Neil Pasricha peers into the past and plucks perfect podcast pieces
Jan 01, 2019
Chapter 19: Chip Wilson on living large, launching Lululemon, and leaving a legacy
Dec 22, 2018
Chapter 18: David Sedaris on holding happiness hostage and healing holes in our hearts
Dec 07, 2018
Chapter 17: Emily McDowell on family fallouts, finding phrases, and forging false fairytales
Nov 23, 2018
Chapter 16: Mitchell Kaplan on cultivating connection, Colorado quests, and creating community
Nov 07, 2018
Chapter 15: Mitch Albom on making music, managing mojo, and memorializing Morrie
Oct 24, 2018
Chapter 14: Rich Gibbons on paid public preaching, parenting prescriptions, and pickles with perfectionism
Oct 09, 2018
Chapter 13: Ariel Bissett on brag-worthy book hauls, brainwashing beasts, and building BookTube
Sep 25, 2018
Chapter 12: Chris Anderson on tackling tribalism, trusting trust, and transforming TED talks
Sep 09, 2018
Chapter 11: Kerri Kolen on creepy closets, crafting cosmos, and courageously confined kids
Aug 26, 2018
Chapter 10: Elan Mastai on astronomical advances, artistic ambitions, and advice for aspiring authors
Aug 11, 2018
Chapter 9: Dave Barry on snappy satire, secret societies, and singing with Stephen King
Jul 27, 2018
Chapter 8: Sarah Andersen on composing cartoons, combating critics, and cultivating creativity
Jul 13, 2018
Chapter 7: Vishwas the world's greatest Uber Driver on setting your own standards and sharing secrets of stellar service
Jun 28, 2018
Chapter 6: Judy Blume on bouncing balls, biting breasts, and building bookstores
Jun 13, 2018
Chapter 5: Gretchen Rubin on pinpointing personal patterns to perfecting our paths
May 29, 2018
Chapter 4: Sarah Ramsey on beating book blame with brilliant bookselling
May 15, 2018
Chapter 3: Bestselling author Seth Godin on the stories you tell yourself
Apr 30, 2018
Chapter 2: Frank Warren of PostSecret on understanding your past to control your future
Apr 16, 2018
Chapter 1: Beginning the Hunt for Life-changing Books ... in the Basement with my Wife Leslie
Mar 31, 2018
3 Books With Neil Pasricha: A Podcast Trailer
Mar 27, 2018