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Introducing Gonzo Capitalism

***Update: BOOK TOUR DATES here!***


Friends and readers, I’m happy to announce my first book in three years, GONZO CAPITALISM: How to Make Money in an Economy That Hates You.

It comes out on August 22nd, and you can pre-order now:

These links are (mostly) for readers in the U.S. If you live elsewhere, pre-order from your local bookshop or Amazon site.

And yes! There will be audio and ebook versions.

Pre-orders help authors a great deal. If you’ve enjoyed my work in the past, please reserve a copy! 

What It’s About

Here’s how my publisher describes the book:

Welcome to the age of “peak marketplace,” where everything you can imagine (and many things you can’t) can be bought and sold.

Millennials and Generation Z are rewriting the rules of making money. Burdened with debt, stagnant wages, and the ever-rising cost of living, today’s young people know that the traditional ways of earning a living are outdated, if not outright rigged. Equally disillusioned with the outdated models of work and the grueling entrepreneurial lifestyle, they are instead turning to the decentralized ecosystem of fast-moving virtual markets to pursue a host of previously unheard of ways to pay the bills.

Join New York Times bestselling author Chris Guillebeau on a fascinating tour of this brave new world where novelty and creativity are currency, and the creators are in control. From the community of gamers getting paid to play, to the armchair pundits beating the bookies in online prediction markets, to TikTok “Sleepfluencers,” AI artists, and the band of renegade investors upending the rules of finance, in the world of Gonzo Capitalism, anything goes.

Along the way, Chris shows how we can all capitalize on the new tools and platforms at our disposal to discover unconventional ways to turn our time, talents, and creativity into income—on our own terms.

Of course, those descriptions are always a little promotional-y (they want people to buy the book!), but I also think it does a good job of explaining what it’s about.

As for me, in writing the book, I wanted to accomplish two things. First, to describe the world of “new money”—the post-pandemic economy, how the world has shifted, and what it means for most of us.

Second, I wanted to explain how people can take advantage of this new world order. For too long, many people have had the sense that the economy is rigged against them. Well, if that’s true—how do we take the power back?

And of course, there are a lot of fun stories. I enjoyed talking with TikTok stars, OnlyFans “creators,” and at least one billionaire.

Return of Book Tour! (Where Should I Go??)

One of my favorite things about writing books is meeting readers … and a book tour is long overdue!

For my last book, The Money Tree, I had planned an extensive tour throughout North America. Unfortunately, I had the awesome timing of publishing the book in April 2020, just as the world decided to take a nice long break for two years. 😢

Well, good news: the world has returned! And so have I, or at least I will in August.

I’m planning to visit at least 14 cities in the U.S. and Canada to start, and most likely a trip to London (you know, the one in the UK). If all goes well, I can plan additional stops and a more international tour from there.

But first: we need to get the initial tour set up, and for that, I’d love to hear from you. Where should I go??

Comments are open on my Instagram (I’ll try to start posting more soon…), Twitter, and of course by email.

It’s Been a Long Time…

This book took me longer to write than any other, and I think the detailed rewriting and editing helped a lot.

I also undertook a series of experiments, from making AI art to playing video games for money, to betting on political elections, undertaking a series of premium mattress trials, and many other things that you’ll read about later this year. It’s unlike any other book I’ve written—and I’m excited to get out and talk about it more!

If you’ve been reading for a while, thank you for being on this journey with me. ❤️ I feel very fortunate to be able to write and travel. Let’s do something fun in August and beyond!