The Emotional Truth of Tucker Max

3-time NY Times best-selling author, Tucker, shares his story of lost opportunities and self-destruction, and how the key to getting over traumas is to give away what you never had.

In this episode, hear:

  • Turning luck into talent
  • Why “fake it ’til you make it” doesn’t work
  • The dirty secret of successful creatives
  • Separating yourself from your work
  • The elements of telling stories


Tucker’s website

I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell – Book

Mating Grounds podcast

Book in a Box


“You never create success by doing what was successful last time. You create success by figuring out how to combine the need and how you can meet that need.” ~Tucker Max

“Your story needs to be about truth and honesty and vulnerability.” ~Tucker Max

“People who are working 80 hours a week are doing it because they have something they don’t want to face.” ~Tucker Max

“The only emotions that cripple you are the ones you fail to accept or acknowledge.” ~Tucker Max

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