The Happiness of Pursuit Is a NYT Bestseller! (Because of you!)


Yep yep, it’s true… because of our great readers, The Happiness of Pursuit debuted at #3 on the New York Times bestseller list this weekend.

I’m so excited! Debuting on the list is harder than ever these days because paperback, hardcover, and ebooks are all combined into “one list to rule them all.” The same non-fiction list includes books about dieting, money, pregnancy, lifestyle, and a wealth of other topics. In other words, it’s a tough crowd to compete against.

But we did it, and I’m grateful. Thank you, everyone!


If you haven’t picked up the book yet, you can do so from Amazon or your favorite local bookseller.


Two Small Requests

1. If you’ve read the book, will you do me a favor and leave a quick review on the Amazon listing page? (Scroll down to where it says “Write a customer review.”)

You don’t have to write a long review … just share a few brief thoughts so that others can see. And of course, you can say anything you’d like.

2. I often say that I get paid in nice emails and blog posts. If you like the book, will you please tell your friends?

Everything we’ve achieved here has always been because of the small army of remarkable people. I’d love to know what you think about the ideas in the book, as well as the general concepts of quests and adventure.

This week I’ll be in Houston, Austin, Naperville (Chicago area), Milwaukee, and Denver.

I hope to see some of you on the road! We’ll also be adding more tour dates very soon.

Thank you again. I’m extremely grateful!


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  • Heath Padgett says:

    Couldn’t be more happy for you Chris. You deserve it. Thanks for your work and contribution to all of us.


  • James Clark says:

    Congrats! Great to see your name on *the* list πŸ™‚

  • Eli says:

    Hey Chris. Thanks for your ideas and continuous positive attitude. It is infectious! Congrats on #3 !

  • Christi Koelker says:

    Big happy congrats Chris! I just saw you’re going to be at Book People tomorrow and seeing your video now closed the deal! I’ll be there and maybe even get your autograph. I’ve been inspired many times by your travels and writing. Enjoy the awesome Austin weather and I’ll SEE you tomorrow! All the best- Christi

  • Davi Knapp-Fisher says:

    Hey Chris, that is awesome news! I’m just waiting for my copy to com from (tomorrow please!) and then will meet you in person at the event in Vancouver B.C. so I can congratulation you in person! Thanks again for all the inspiration, and safe travels~! David

  • Karemelia says:

    Chris, wow, congratulations on #3 on the NYT bestseller list!! Thanks for all your inspiration!!

  • Shelley says:

    Congratulations, Chris! Your writing continues to inspire me as I build my business – thank you!!

  • Vincent Imbat says:

    Congratulations Chris!

    Your champion from the Philippines,

  • Debra says:

    Very happy for you, Chris! Your work and words have been inspiring to me for years. Congrats on making the best-seller list!

  • Laura says:

    Way to go, Chris! Can’t wait to get my copy of The Happiness of Pursuit – I know it will be at least as good as your others. Hope to see you in Vancouver!

  • Samantha Nolan-Smith says:

    Such good news! I’m thrilled for you. Congratulations.

  • Mad Queen Linda says:

    Congratulations. Thanks for helping me start down a better road. (Maybe next time you could make the video from an Uber car — I hope I’ll be the driver.)

  • Lynne says:

    Congrats to you Chris!

  • A.Q.S. says:

    Oh wow! Congratulations, Chris! So happy for you! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ You deserve it! So happy to be part of the journey; it inspires!

  • Thuy says:

    Congratulations Chris!
    I look forward to attending your event in San Francisco next week!

  • Joe Turner says:

    Congratulations Chris!

  • Benny says:

    Congrats! I just finished the book this week and loved it. I’ve already left an Amazon review and will most definitely recommend this book to anyone I can!

  • Kary Oberbrunner says:

    GO CHRIS. You’ve invested in your tribe and your tribe believes in you. Congrats.

  • Don Sturgill says:

    Kudos, Chris!
    Ain’t God good …

    Don in Oregon

  • sharon inavolvo says:

    Yeehah!!! FAB u lous news! #3 on ‘the’ list!!! I β™‘ the No. 3 & your 3rd book, that I have signed now too! And I think you’re doing a very fine job with the gratitude thing btw! ox

  • Heather says:

    YEAH! So happy for you. The message is so important and I’m so glad you shared it. Congrats!

  • Jose Gamboa says:

    Congratulations on your 3rd book Chris! I’ve been rereading your first, and it is still very relevant until today. Will definitely pick up a copy of your latest. Keep up the legacy work!

    From Manila to Barcelona,


  • Paula Grieco says:

    Congratulations Chris! Well-deserved. So happy for you.

  • Judi Vreeland says:

    What a great thing to happen to you! Congrats! You have worked hard for this to happen. I have a copy. I will review it after I read it. Say hello to Jolie for us.
    Best wishes!!!
    Judi and Vic Vreeland

  • Gene Jennings says:

    Way to go, Chris! Congrats on hitting the NYT list! You deserve it.

  • Clay says:

    Congratulations Chris! You absolutely deserve it. πŸ™‚

  • Amos Nyaka says:

    Congratulations Chris,
    Inspiring indeed.

  • Misty says:

    See you in Denver!!!!

  • Megan Norlin says:

    You go Chris! Congrats.

  • sharon inavolvo says:

    Wait–just went to ‘the’ list & see you woulda been No.1 if not for Oprah Winfrey or Steve Harvey’s books?! Not bad company Chris!!! πŸ™‚

  • Chea Maria says:

    Such wonderful news!!! Congratulations. It couldn’t have happened to a more deserving guy than you. Your work has meant a lot to me – the “$100 STARTUP” an invaluable resource and your blog always a great place for encouragement and inspiration the last few years. Enjoy the ride!

  • Jerry Sterzinger says:

    Major congrats on making the NYT best sellers list !!! See you in Arizona.

  • Dipanjan Mitra says:

    Way to go Chris, many congratulations for your “Happy Pursuit” and making it to that list. Your best is yet to come, all the very best for your inspirational journey. Cheers.

  • Rich Proctor says:

    Just finished reading the new book this very night. Loved it! Well done and congrats on the NYT best seller status.

  • Babette says:

    What an accomplishment! Congratulations Chris!

  • Ian says:

    Congratulations on the success of your book Chris! Your book will change so many lives and in the process make the communities that these people live in better.

  • suzy says:

    You’re consistently kind and encouraging – a winning combination for me reflected in my support of your tweets, publications etc. Well done! (:

  • Norma says:

    That’s wonderful. Congratulations!

  • Crystal Randazzo says:

    Great news Chris! I downloaded the book over the weekend and am really enjoying the read!

  • Keziah says:

    WELL DONE CHRIS!!!! πŸ™‚

  • Charles says:

    Hey Chris, been following your blog for years now and I must say you are the 1st and still primary inspiration I’ve came across to build so many things for myself! Congratulations on your well-deserved success, I KNOW you will continue to inspire us all beyond belief, as usual! From another well-wisher in The Philippines (wishing your book tour was at a city near us)!

  • Mary Meckley says:

    Congrats to you! I look forward to following your next quest!

  • Sally says:

    Congrats Chris! You are truly living the dream and are an inspiration to many others.

  • Shari Margolin says:

    Congrats Chris!! Great to see you in Atlanta!

  • Michael says:

    Chris, I am really enjoying your most recent book “The Happiness of Pursuit”. It makes me realize that each one of us is on a quest in our lives. We (I) must delve deep into our (my) being to discover what it is and pursue it. Thanks.

  • David says:

    Well done Chris that’s a great achievement! Congrats and happy travels.

  • Anita Chase says:

    Congratulations! You are an inspiration for the benefits of hard work, building community, and taking risks! Keep up the great work!

  • Antonios Liolios says:

    Congratulations Chris!
    It looks like you are doing a great job!

  • Oliver Asis says:

    Much congratulations Chris! That’s very exciting news! Keep rocking it! See you in San Diego!

  • Debashish says:

    Congratulations, Chris! Happiness Of Pursuit deserves to be an NYT bestseller. Frankly, it’s one of the most inspiring books I’ve read.

  • Stephenie says:

    CONGRATS!!! So happy for you and looking forward to seeing you in Denver. πŸ™‚

  • Ashley F. says:

    Such wonderful news! Proud to be part of such an amazing community!

  • Karin Lehmann says:

    How exciting! Congratulations! That surely is a writer’s dream come true.

  • Lynne says:

    Congratulations Chris! Thanks for being an inspiration to the rest of us–Lynne

  • Bob says:

    I have not read your book yet but congrads. I have read your blog. Got to see Thailand, Cambodia and south half of Vietnam. I am in New Mexico but have got the bug for central and south America thamnks for the nudge. Canadian Bob.

  • Pam Lawson says:

    Wonderful news !!! I really enjoyed your visit to Houston yesterday! Congrats !!!

  • Sean Zimmermaker says:

    Congrats Chris. I’ve bought my copy and can’t wait to start reading it.

  • Cristine says:

    Congratulations, Chris! Your website and books have made me look at work, life and my goals in a whole new light. I am so happy your work is receiving the notice it deserves!

  • Asha Dornfest says:

    Holy crap! That’s so exciting, Chris! Congratulations to you…so well deserved.

  • Naveen Kulkarni says:

    Congrats Chris,

    I am sure this would another awesome read !

    By the way, I am on page 151 of your book (100$ start-up).

  • Nancy says:

    Fantastic, Chris! Enjoy the rest of the tour.

  • Greg Robleto says:

    Congratulations Chris! We were just talking about this and how much of a journey it was with your first book to get the word out, and now two books later to debut at #3. That is amazing, and deserved. It’s a great book, I really enjoyed reading it and have since recommended it to a number of friends.

  • Lucy Chen says:

    YEAH! Congratulations, Chris!

  • Lash says:

    Hey Chris,

    BIG congratulations! Wow, #3 on the best seller list! That is quite an achievement.

    Awesomeness. :))

    cheers, and hats off to you, Lash

  • Gajendra says:

    Chris, what a rocking Chronicle.
    Thanks for weaving these wonderful and personal stories together into such a great read. Inspiring!

    with regards

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    Congrats! You deserve it!

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