Timothy Ferriss is one of the original Quarterly curators. Here is Quarterly’s bio on Tim:
Timothy Ferriss wrote the #1 national bestseller The 4-Hour Chef. The theme of his Quarterly mailings is obsession—the ideas and objects he can’t get out of his head.
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The Subscription Box: Timothy Ferriss Quarterly Box
The Cost: $100
The Products: The theme of his Quarterly mailings is obsession—the ideas and objects he can’t get out of his head.
Ships to: US and Worldwide (additional shipping costs for Canada and International orders).
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Check out all of my Tim Ferriss Quarterly Box reviews!
Each Quarterly box comes with a letter from the curator detailing the items included and why they were selected. For this box, Tim's box includes “a cheat day-worthy delight, a timeless classic revisited, some beautiful pain you'll relish, a gut check, and a helpful kick in the the ass every morning."
Tim’s letters are a little different – he covers each item in depth in a video.
uBiome Kit - Value $89
uBiome is a project similar to 23andMe. You swab your microbiome, send it to them, and then they extract the bacterial DNA from your sample, and send you the analysis (This video explains it very well).
I did a 23andMe kit a few years ago (before the FDA got involved and limited what information they could share) and I found the results to be fascinating, so I'm excited to try this too.
RAD Roller The Everywhere Massage Tool - Value $25
This little massage tool is pretty impressive. The pamphlet inside includes seven basic massage moves: neck, chest, calf, back, elbow, foot, and hip. I tried it out on my feet so far, and I like it. It's also compact for travel. One thing to keep in mind - I found it to be pretty stiff, but they also make a softer version.
Here is the Amazon synopsis for this book:
A forgotten book by one of history's greatest thinkers reveals the surprising connections between happiness, virtue, fame, and fortune.
Adam Smith may have become the patron saint of capitalism after he penned his most famous work, The Wealth of Nations. But few people know that when it came to the behavior of individuals—the way we perceive ourselves, the way we treat others, and the decisions we make in pursuit of happiness—the Scottish philosopher had just as much to say. He developed his ideas on human nature in an epic, sprawling work titled The Theory of Moral Sentiments.
Most economists have never read it, and for most of his life, Russ Roberts was no exception. But when he finally picked up the book by the founder of his field, he realized he’d stumbled upon what might be the greatest self-help book that almost no one has read.
In How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life, Roberts examines Smith’s forgotten masterpiece, and finds a treasure trove of timeless, practical wisdom. Smith’s insights into human nature are just as relevant today as they were three hundred years ago. What does it take to be truly happy? Should we pursue fame and fortune or the respect of our friends and family? How can we make the world a better place? Smith’s unexpected answers, framed within the rich context of current events, literature, history, and pop culture, are at once profound, counterintuitive, and highly entertaining.
By reinvigorating Smith’s neglected classic, Roberts provides us with an invaluable look at human behavior through the lens of one of history’s greatest minds.
I'm about 2 chapters into this book, and so far I'm finding it very interesting. (And it is a book I didn't even know about, so it's a good subscription box discovery!)
Liz Lovely Gluten Free Ginger Snapdragons (2) - Value $5
I tried a different cookie flavor from Liz Lovely before, and these cookies are by far the best gluten free and dairy free cookie I've ever come across! I shared these with my husband, and he was impressed too (and he eats gluten and dairy, so you know they are really good).
Clocky Alarm Clock on Wheels - Value $40
This alarm clock rolls off your nightstand and moves around so that you have to get out of bed to turn it off! Looking at Amazon reviews, apparently the alarm sounds like R2D2 freaking out. The design looks so cute, and as a snooze-button enthusiast, I think I'll give it a try.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $175 - pretty great for the $100 cost. I'm not sure if I'm the target audience for this box, but I've really been enjoying this subscription so far - the items are things I didn't know about, or didn't know I needed, and I think I'll use every single item in #TIM08.
What do you think of the latest Tim Ferriss Quarterly Box?