What rhymes with “Cave Dweller?”


How about “BEST SELLER”!!!!!!!

Yep, we did it folks! I received word yesterday that we made the New York Times best seller list!! From here on I’ll be a “NY Times Best Selling author.” AWESOME!

You guys made this happen…I cannot thank you enough for the support, well wishes and most importantly, buying the book. The details on the best seller list will be available on Monday. The Times notifies authors and publishers prior to release of the list so we can ramp up printing and deal with other considerations of the list. I’m going to go work out and try to keep my feet on the ground while I do it!

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  1. Jeremy Pace
    September 24, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Congrats Robb, you deserve the recognition and success.

  2. Kat
    September 24, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Awesome, and thank you for writing this book!

  3. adrian
    September 24, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Congratulations Robb. Still waiting for amazon to get mine out to Sydney, Australia – but hopefully soon. Look forward to getting it signed when you’re down this way.

    Again, well done!

  4. David
    September 24, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Awesome! Picked up my copy from B&N last night and made it through the first three chapters before forcing to go to bed.

  5. Desi Doucet
    September 24, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Awesome news! Thank you for sharing this with us!

  6. David
    September 24, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Haha, there should be a ‘myself’ in there somewhere. This is why I am not a “NY Times Best Selling author.”

  7. M@
    September 24, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Congrats Robb! Well deserved.


  8. Devin Ford
    September 24, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    YESS!! Congrats Robb! Great stuff!

  9. Drew
    September 24, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    I’m so glad Robb! Congratulations!

  10. amyp
    September 24, 2010 at 2:04 pm


    Robb, how does this affect my future purchases? Will they count toward your placement level on the site I purchase from still? (Amazon/borders/b and n) or has that window passed?

    • Robb Wolf
      September 24, 2010 at 2:33 pm

      It counts towards week 2. this reflects our release week. it all counts!

  11. Nathan Magniez
    September 24, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Congrats Robb!

  12. Wayne Riddle
    September 24, 2010 at 2:11 pm


  13. ChrisCFW
    September 24, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    Hell Yeah!!!

    Strong work Robb!!

  14. Chunny
    September 24, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Awesome! Congrats Robb. All six listeners are backing you up…we each had to buy a crap load of books though.

  15. Ian G
    September 24, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    You mean “NY Times Best Selling Pseudo-Scientist!”

    Congrats Robb, I love the book…

  16. Chris Fraser
    September 24, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Congrats Robb! Always happy to support you and your work. Thanks and keep on inspiring people to be healthier!

  17. Tuck
    September 24, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Great work.

  18. SD_Mikey
    September 24, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    That is frickin’ awesome! Congratulations!

    I recommend this book as a healthcare reform to anyone I meat (pun intended).

  19. Oliver
    September 24, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    I’ve never commented on your site before but I have to say that this is really awesome. Congratulations!

    • Robb Wolf
      September 24, 2010 at 3:02 pm

      If this is going to be your one post, I must say “thank you.” It’s very exciting!

  20. Cody B
    September 24, 2010 at 3:00 pm


    Congrats on best seller!! I received my copy yesterday and I just completed the “Sleep,” chapter. I have been doing 100% Paleo since April. Before I was through the first two chapters I ordered two more copies of the book for my parents and sister. (Of course, using multiple transactions from amazon as you prescribed)

    I have been doing weighed and measured Paleo since June. I don’t know why as I have always been really lean(Crossfit shenanigans). Last night reading your book I decided to get rid of the scale. The stress relieved from my shoulders was tremendous. Now I can eat when I am hungry and not worry about getting my “block allotment” in for a day. This stress relief is big to me and even more important now since I finished the sleep chapter.

    Thanks for all your hard work on the book and I wish you continued success.

    Thanks again,
    Cody B

    • Robb Wolf
      September 24, 2010 at 3:01 pm

      Keep me posted on your progress! Maybe we should have a scale-burning party?

  21. Patti Parker
    September 24, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Nice work Robb, so very happy for you!!!!

  22. Suzanne
    September 24, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Awesome job Robb! You deserve this!

  23. Jules
    September 24, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Hells yeah.

    You. Are. Changing. (& Saving). Lives.

    One bestseller at a time!

    Much love and appreciation to you and Nicki for all you do for the masses.

    • Robb Wolf
      September 24, 2010 at 6:18 pm

      Thanks Jules! Looking forward to your life-saving contributions!

  24. Benjamin
    September 24, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Way to go Robb! Thank you for this book.

  25. Kyle S.
    September 24, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    I’m excited for you. I ran into you at your signing in Arlington Va and can say this couldn’t happen to a nicer/humbler person. You deserve this!

  26. mikeD
    September 24, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Well done Robb! Just finished the book, very solid. I enjoyed your scientific breakdown of the benefits of a Norcal Margarita and the justification for my drunken porterhouse steak binges. Having been paleo for a while, I am now following your recommendations for autoimmune folks–I am guessing Celiacs would fall into that bucket pretty solidly. Meat for breakfast instead of eggs has been an entertaining way to start the day. I thought the discussion on lectins was really useful. It might be helpful to hear about rice on one of your podcasts. I feel like gluten grains get a lot of focus in the Paleo community, but rice gets glossed over which might give people the wrong impression. I know you tell veg heads in the book that rice and beans basically suck from a nutrient/protein stance but is there more? Tell me why sushi and gluten-free pancakes are also evil!

    • Robb Wolf
      September 24, 2010 at 6:17 pm

      Dose! Are you eating them daily, weekly or hourly?

      • MikeD
        September 26, 2010 at 8:55 pm

        haha, well I am not eating them at all, but was just wondering if there is something similar to lectin or some other baddy lurking in rice. some of my loved ones might be eating them daily though. I am guessing rice is mainly bad for the insulin spike, but is that the end of the story?

        • Robb Wolf
          September 27, 2010 at 1:20 pm

          all grains have lectins! I see it mainly problematic with gerd…which seems to ahve synergy between lectins and insulin load.

          • MikeD
            September 28, 2010 at 7:38 pm

            ah, makes a lot of sense. i have gotten gerd from those wretched gluten-free rice crackers. i think i will have “All grains have lectins!” tattooed on the back of my fork hand.

          • MikeD
            September 28, 2010 at 7:39 pm

            also, thanks for answering my question Robb!

  27. Brian PCF
    September 24, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Dude, sweet.

  28. Coop
    September 24, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Well deserved. Very happy for you.

  29. Beachdog
    September 24, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Congratulations Robb, a pseudo-haiku to celebrate

    On New York list Monday
    Six listeners

    • Morgan
      September 24, 2010 at 7:21 pm

      Love the haiku! Well done!

  30. Cheri
    September 24, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Congrats Robb! The book is fantastic. You deserve it!!

  31. Alex
    September 24, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Awesome work Robb!

    It’s that “cave dweller” “best seller” humor/wit that keeps us coming back for more! (Honestly, how long have you been working on that one?)

  32. Jay
    September 24, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Nice Work!!

  33. Anthony Militello
    September 24, 2010 at 4:54 pm


    Dude, your book has been the motivating factor that has woke my sorry sobb ass up to do what I knew I needed to be doing all along. I’ve been following your blogs forever and this book rivals Dr. Cordain’s book on my number 1 spot for informative and motivating publications relevant to the topics of Paleolithic living, exercise, and general entertaining/mentally stimulating reads.

    Thank you brother. Keep up the amazing work man!

    Be well.

    – Anthony Militello

  34. Henry
    September 24, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Holy cats Rob! You are so deserving of all the great things coming your way. Enjoy!

  35. Norm
    September 24, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Been a fan/reader way before the podcasts, and want to thank you for your work. Congrats Robb! You truly deserve it!

  36. Robbie
    September 24, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    COngrats, Just sent out an email to ALL my friends and clients who have EVER learned from me (from what I’ve learned from YOU) in regards to nutrition. You deserve some margaritas tonight! THanks for all your hard work in getting this book out, now I can just hand it to people instead of arguing with them all night.

  37. Dave Re
    September 24, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Congrats, Robb! That’s seriously badass!

  38. rona thau
    September 24, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    celebrate the best seller list with
    a rathskeller (also rhymes with cave dweller)
    and have a st peters sorghum on me!

  39. michele
    September 24, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    AMRAP FOR TIME: write a bestseller.


    Robb Wolf, 2010.


    (note the curious lack of other finishers of this WOD.)

    now that THAT is out of the way: congratulations from south brooklyn. today i thanked my lucky stars (and ANOTHER PR) for 21 days of paleo.

    • Robb Wolf
      September 24, 2010 at 6:14 pm

      Awesome! We’ll see if I can doa repeat with the follow-up!

  40. Pedro A Morales
    September 24, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Congratulations Robb!! That’s awesome! Can’t put the book down myself!


    Pedro A. Morales

  41. John Harris
    September 24, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Holy cats! That is awesome!!

  42. Joy
    September 24, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Congrats Rob, I’m lovin the book :))

  43. Jeff
    September 24, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Congrats Robb!!

  44. Tamra
    September 24, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Congrats Rob!! We bought two because we each couldn’t wait to read the book and now will be buying more books for friends and family to keep you on the NY Times Bestseller list and to open the curtains and let some nutritional light in. Enjoy your success.

  45. Greg Carver
    September 24, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Congratulations Robb! I’m finding the book hard to put down…
    Was such a pleasure to meet you and look forward to seeing you again!

  46. Jamie
    September 24, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Congrats man! Hopefully this gives you the recognition you deserve for the lives you are changing Robb!

  47. Hugh Crissman
    September 24, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    This is truly awesome news. Congratulations! You will be riding high when you go to NASA to speak!

  48. Morgan
    September 24, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Congrats! Almost done w/the book and loving it.

    I’ve spotted a few typos and want to know who you’d like me (and others who’ve spotted any) to submit those to?



  49. Sean R
    September 24, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Congratulations! My copy finally arrived yesterday, so I’m only a couple chapters in so far, but it is great stuff. Thank you.

  50. PJ
    September 24, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Nice Robb. Nice!

  51. Steve
    September 24, 2010 at 8:25 pm


    I just posted my review at amazon and there were already 67 reviews. Well you get back the love you give out. Thanks for everything Robb.

  52. Raj
    September 24, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Robb… very very happy for you! Congrats on all the very well deserved accolades!

  53. Ed Guzman
    September 24, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Wow, Robb. You hit it out of the park.

  54. cjm
    September 24, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Any chance of getting a Kindle or eBook from B&N version?

  55. Lancaster
    September 24, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    It was only a matter of time! Congrats!

  56. gilliebean
    September 25, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Way to go Robb and the paleo community!! This is so cool!!

  57. julianne
    September 25, 2010 at 12:47 am

    I’m just so stoked for you Robb! I can’t wait for my book! Somewhere in transit between USA and NZ. In the meantime I’ll keep spreading the word! Best seller – WOW! That should get you few interviews in NZ! They love bestseller visitors here.

    Keep me posted on when you’ll be coming.

  58. andrew
    September 25, 2010 at 1:25 am

    Congrats Robb! i forgot to mention, the day of your books release and your signing, your book was the best selling book of that day! your competition? Bill O’Reilly and Nicolas Sparks! That is huge!

  59. Daniel
    September 25, 2010 at 3:13 am

    Well done. I’m looking forward to the Denmark seminar on 9th October, please bring some copies with you for sale.

  60. Keith Wittenstein
    September 25, 2010 at 4:35 am


  61. Sarah Fragoso
    September 25, 2010 at 7:14 am

    So proud of you Robb – words cannot express how great this is!! You have inspired me from the minute I met you and what I have learned from you has truly been life changing – and obviously I am not alone with that sentiment!! Rock on Robb!!! : )

  62. C.J. Martin
    September 25, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Well deserved buddy! I couldn’t be happier for you.

  63. DoctorSH
    September 25, 2010 at 9:00 am



    Please consider publishing in amazon kindle format.

    Ever since I got my kindle, I have developed an allergy to paper and ink.

  64. Squatchy
    September 25, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Big congratulations man, knew you could do it. Glad to see this get the recognition it deserves!

  65. Danny
    September 25, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Robb, you are a stand up dude and totally deserve this. I think character goes a long way in success, and you certainly have tons of it. I have to admit, I’m not entirely on board with paleo (yet), but I’ve listened to your podcast since the beginning, and on top of being informative, you and Andy present the information in a very appealing manner, the antithesis of dogmatic. Good luck to you and all your future endeavors.

    • Robb Wolf
      September 25, 2010 at 12:43 pm

      Thanks man. I’m just stoked to help people and try to keep the message “Give it a shot, let me know what happens.”

      Keep me posted on your tinkering.

  66. Bill Strahan
    September 25, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Congrats! My wife wants to be a reseller of the book in her yoga studio. I’m always happy to poke a Paleo stick at vegans/vegetarians, so I fully support it! Can you let us know how we could purchase quantity for resell?


  67. Antti Eilola
    September 25, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    Big gratz! What amazes me the most so far is that there is not a single one or two star ratings made by angry raging vegans. I guess it is just a matter of time. ;)

  68. Andrea Schüler
    September 25, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Great News Robb! I’m happy – despite the rain outside.

    At least a small victory over conventional wisdom and medical idiocy. Mike Eades’ new blogpost about “The Pitiful State of Medical Ignorance” gives some good examples why your book, podcasts and website is so helpful. You are right – don’t expect the government or the medical disease management industry to help with your health problems. You will learn that you are on your own. I learned this lesson the hard way – in despair about the ignorance and indifference of the medical establishment. Btw: Dr. Mike wrote he will write a review about your book ASAP.

    I got the book this week and read it in two days. I pre-ordered in May because I suspected there will be a stampede towards the booksellers when the thing finally is released. :-)

    I am sans grains, sugar,legumes for about 1,5 years. Only high quality food. I hate legumes anyway. It looks like starvation food, it tastes like starvation food and it digests like cowboy boots. :-(

    After reading the book I cutted out my beloved almonds and walnuts because of the antinutritients and calories. They make you fat if you eat them as a bread substitute. Too bad…..Cutting back on fruits and dark chocolate cheats is the next step (cringe…)
    I try to get the sleep, cortisol/stress and training parts in order which for me is much more difficult than the food part of the whole concept and which may be the reason that I didn’t see a change in health problems despite good nutrition. Well – at least the dermatophyte and eczema disappeared (leaky gut healing?) and HDL went from 81 to 91. Trigs from 70 to 64. I want them back to 50 where they used to be until 2006.

  69. Mike B
    September 25, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Very Cool! You deserve it! I wonder how many people are going to live a longer life because you took the time and to learn all this stuff and then pass it on. You should be proud. I know I’ll be walking around a lot longer because of you. I’m off all my meds and feel great!

    • Robb Wolf
      September 25, 2010 at 6:13 pm

      Very kind and I do feel a lot of pride in completing this project and getting it out. Every seminar we do we hear first hand the stories of remarkable, life changing events. It’s pretty damn cool!

  70. Trent
    September 25, 2010 at 5:22 pm


    Absolutely stellar book. A great resource for actually living the lifestyle in every facet. Your seminar last August in Edmonton was a game changer for me and I have been preaching the gospel ever since (although I feel like Galileo, at times, arguing against those adamant the Earth is the centre of the universe, and I work at a supposed “health care” centre!). Hope you are able to bring your Paleo Solution seminars up our way in Alberta soon; a possible team up with Lalonde or OPT perhaps?

    So say we all!

  71. Tom R.
    September 25, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Congratulations, Robb. I got my copy in the mail today from Amazon. I will start tomorrow as I have had too many NorCal M’s to even spell the word much less read the book. Also spent some time today at BJs Brewhouse. For those who have them in their area, gluten free thin crust pizza and Redbridge on the menu. Not bad for gameday.

  72. hans
    September 25, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    It is no surprise as what you have been prescribing is what we all need! Well done amigo!


    • Tom R.
      September 26, 2010 at 10:51 am


      I know you’ve got it on the radar, but what do we need to do to get a NY Times best-selling author out to the Midwest and OKC?

  73. Kanata Chiropractor
    September 25, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Congratulations! I am looking forward to reading it.

  74. Johnn
    September 26, 2010 at 3:56 am

    Congratulations Robb, you deserve it! I absolutely loved your book.

    But speaking of books, have you read the new ESE? (sorry if this is OT!)


    Martin Berkham sure seems to like it and he is usually very up front and honest. Just wondering if you or anyone else has read it yet. I’ve had great success combining a paleo diet with regular fasting.

    • Robb Wolf
      September 26, 2010 at 7:44 am

      Have not read it. I’ll dig into IF in the next book. It certainly does boost things in the right situations.

  75. Tracey
    September 27, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Big fan..first time posting! I think my favorite part of the book was the 30 day meal plan. I know what to eat, but sometimes not sure how to lay out a days meals, thought that was super helpful! Maybe a cookbook next?? BTW: Bummed the Paleo Jerky is out of stock:(

    • Robb Wolf
      September 27, 2010 at 1:14 pm

      I’m really interested in your feedback on this: what makes it easier to tackle paleo? What resources do you need?

      I doubt if I will do a cook book as I have several friends doing fantastic CB’s and I want to support them…I don’t want to just do a “me too” product. I want it to be unique, for it to matter and for it to help.

  76. gary martins
    September 27, 2010 at 11:55 am

    congrats dude you deserve it

  77. Tracey
    September 27, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Thanks for taking an interest in what I have to say. For me, I pretty much know what foods to eat..it comes down to convenience. I love 3 ingredient recipes or making something semi-homemade. For example I made some ratatouille myself then put some pre-cooked grass-fed roast on top from Us Wellness. Maybe if you can make it easier for people in that way. I just think the meal plan really was a great template for how to structure a days meals. I think that would set you aside from doing a regular cookbook. I mean even something as simple as a breakfast of your Paleo Brands Jerky, and apple and 1oz of macadamia nuts. Just some of my thoughts:)BTW: The Chiptotle clip was super helpful,real world application!

    • Robb Wolf
      September 28, 2010 at 1:10 pm

      This is good feedback. I have some ideas for quick meals and support material for the book.

  78. Tracey
    September 28, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Great, thanks Robb!

  79. Jeff Amons
    September 29, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Robb, congrats, this is awesome. When are you going to expand the tour schedule to include Los Angeles?

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