Welcome to Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator

Release week for Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator is here. If I am as good as I say I am in the book, you should be hearing, seeing and reading a lot about it.* If you want updates on what’s happening about the book, tour dates for me, and links to articles I’ve written recently, check back to this post going forward. If you’re coming to this site for the first time, the links below should tell you a little bit more about me. Or just read this bio. Hope you stick around and don’t forget to subscribe to my reading recommendations

**If you really want to help me out or haven’t bought the book yet, pick up an extra copy on Barnes and Noble. It’s same price as Amazon and counts better for my NYT list sales**

**There is also special deal for the book on AppSumo this week. You can give it as a gift since it comes with a bunch of extras**

Upcoming Events/Appearances:
7/18: TUNE IN LIVE: Marketing Master Mind Session with Lewis Howes at 8pm EST
7/19: TUNE IN LIVE: Media Mayhem with Allison Hope Weiner at 4pm EST
7/19: Book Launch Party in New York City (hosted by Michael Ellsberg). All are welcome, must rsvp. 9pm est
7/31: Book signing @ Octavia Books in New Orleans
8/15: Book signing @ Book Soup in LA
8/22: Keynote at TNW Latin America in Sao Paulo

Articles I’ve Written:
UnCollege.com: How Dropping Out Can Change Your Life
FourHourWorkWeek.com (Tim Ferriss): The 5 Top-Performing American Apparel Ads, and How They Get PR for Free (NSFW)
Forbes: What is Media Manipulation? A Definition and Explanation
Columbia Journalism Review: Our gullible press, Ryan Holiday explains how the singular pursuit of traffic…
Forbes: How Greenpeace Manipulated the Media Like a Pro: Analyzing the Shell Oil Hoax
Forbes.com: How Your Fake News Gets Made (Two Quick Examples)
[Much more to come this week]

TechCrunch: Keen On…Ryan Holiday: Confessions of a Media Manipulator
Huffington Post: Ryan Holiday, Author Of ‘Trust Me, I’m Lying’, Wants To Break The Media
BlogcastFM: Confessions of a Media Manipulation with Ryan Holiday
BloggingHeads.TV: Diavlog with Drew Curtis of Fark.com
Media Mayhem with Allison Hope Weiner: What Makes a Story Go Viral with Marketing Strategist Ryan Holiday
Chase Jarvis Live: 90 minute mastermind interview with me
CTV: Me discussing the future of music and Alex Day
Tribal Author: Book Marketing Breakout: Ryan Holiday’s Trust Me, I’m Lying
Rise to the Top: Exclusive 90 min interview with me
Daily Dot: Media manipulator Ryan Holiday finally comes clean
Communication Lab: 1hr podcast with me on writing, media manipulation and news
BoingBoing: Gweek Podcast (really good)

Recent Press:
New York Post: PR exec tells all about manipulating the media — and spreading lies online
Forbes: How This Guy Lied His Way Into MSNBC, ABC News, The New York Times and More
Daily Dot: Exclusive excerpt: “Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator”
Austinist: Tucker Max’s Publicist Is Really Good At His Job
BoingBoing: Man Punks Journalists
FastCompany: “Media Manipulator” Ryan Holiday Proves His Point By Getting This Story Published

Poynter: NY Times, CBS, others fix stories that featured fake expert Ryan Holiday
BoingBoing: Book trailer: Trust Me, I’m Lying
MediaBistro: 24-Year-Old Marketing Director Lands Major Book Deal
DIY Themes: How A Reformed Media Manipulator Uses The Web To Generate Sales
Silicon Bayou News: Book Review: Ryan Holiday’s Tell-All on Manipulating the Media

For those of you new to me and my writing altogether, here are some of my most popular posts:
The Narrative Fallacy (also see The Soundtrack of Your Life Delusion and The Second Act Fallacy)
Advice to a Young Man Hoping to Go Somewhere
Schemes and Scams
Read to Lead: How to Digest Books Above Your “Level”
Contemptuous Expressions
A False Sense
Stoicism 101: A Practical Guide for Entrepreneurs
The Experimental Life: An Introduction to Michel de Montaigne
Is This Who You Want to Be?
The Dress Suit Bribe

*This blog has never focused much on my work (writing instead about philosophy, life and strategy) and I’ve only talked a little bit about my book here. I plan to keep it that way, so don’t worry. However, with the publicity for the book and all the press planned for this week there is going to be a rush of new readers.

Written by Ryan Holiday
Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of Trust Me, I’m Lying, The Obstacle Is The Way, Ego Is The Enemy, and other books about marketing, culture, and the human condition. His work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared everywhere from the Columbia Journalism Review to Fast Company. His company, Brass Check, has advised companies such as Google, TASER, and Complex, as well as Grammy Award winning musicians and some of the biggest authors in the world. He lives in Austin, Texas.