Special Announcement: My New Book

Last updated: September 25, 2023

I have some exciting news: after 5 years of writing, editing, and testing, my book The 2-Hour Cocktail Party is finally available.

See it here on Amazon or explore the special website I built for it.

About the book

The book title is The 2-Hour Cocktail Party.

The subtitle is How to Build Big Relationships with Small Gatherings.

Why you should read this

When you read my book and follow the instructions inside, you will:

  • Make new friends
  • Grow your network
  • Be seen as a connector
  • Get invited to interesting things

You’ll learn how to:

  • Host a successful event
  • For under $100
  • That people will love

More information

Visit this landing page that I made to read more about it.

Or read some case studies from early readers.

Fun facts

I considered at least 20 different titles, including:

  • Party Like a Professional
  • The Perfect Guide to Hosting a Happy Hour
  • The Surprising Power of Parties
  • The 90 Minute Network
  • The Power of Parties
Thanks to Nir Iyal and others for helping me lock in The 2-Hour Cocktail Party as my final.


Hosting parties that build big relationships is a skill you can learn. Everything in my book has been tested and proven to work.

I’ve written this handbook so that you don’t have to make the same mistakes I did. Use my book as “the missing manual” for how to host a great event, and how to make new friends as an adult.

Order my book on Amazon now.

What you should do next...

1.Subscribe to my free Friends Newsletter.

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2. Get your 2-page Party Checklist from my book, The 2-Hour Cocktail Party

With over 19 things you can do right now to improve your next party. Plus an Executive Summary of the key lessons inside my book.

3. Read this list of my 39 Best Travel Items.

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