Lucky Bastard! Debuts At #6 On Bestsellers List

BestsellerI got a call Sunday morning from Adam Khoo and he gave this bit of really exciting news — Lucky Bastard! is #6 on the Sunday Times Bestsellers list. A wide stupid grin must have instantly implanted on my sleepy face when I heard that.

If you take a look at the scan on the right, Lucky Bastard! is tucked right in the middle of the non-fiction bestsellers list.

WOW! My book is #6 in the whole of freaking Singapore. I AM STOKED. I mean anyone would be when your book is being recognized as a national bestseller. And it’s my first one as well. I am really grateful.

It’s been 4 weeks since the book’s out and every Sunday, I’ve been checking to see if it made the list and this Sunday, well… it did!

I remember having a discussion last year with Adam Khoo about how to write a book and I mentioned that I only wanna do this if it becomes a bestseller (I want the ego trip! muahahha!) and AK took a look at my idea of a book and told me ‘Yes. Why not?’ and whadayya know, it’s come true.

I can now check off one of my goals. Fweuhhh… I honestly thought this one was going to be left hanging but I guess I was being a tad impatient thinking a book will go straight up the charts first week of its launch.

If you’re interested to get a copy of Lucky Bastard!, you can go to any good bookstore in Singapore (Borders/Kinokuniya/Times/etc) and you can find it there. If you purchase a copy, I really appreciate the support. I do. And if you’re not in Singapore, you can always opt for the cheaper (we save costs because we pardoned the trees) digital version we retail online over at

Anyway, I am really happy with this latest bit of news (obviously) and ahhh.. I’m off to play the guitar now. tata


11 Comments so far

  1. Shaleniie on March 25th, 2009

    Congrats Adam! Your book is very insightful for us IM noobs and you definitely deserve the success! Here’s to more bestsellers in the future 😉

  2. Adam Wong on March 26th, 2009

    Thank you Shaleniie!

  3. Aik Cher on March 26th, 2009

    Congrats Adam!
    Excellent first attempt! Here’s wishing greater success in future books and bestsellers!

    Btw, I’m the illustrator of many of AK’s recent books as well as Conrad’s. I personally have written and illustrated 2 books for teens so far, ‘Why Procrastinate?’ and ‘Why Take Action?’, with a 3rd one on its way! (shameless aelf-publicity here, hope you dun mind..)

    If you need any illustrations, do drop me an email, I’m sure we can work on something together in the future!!

    All the best!!

  4. Adam Wong on March 26th, 2009

    Hey Aik Cher,

    I know about your work; Can’t miss them when you have all of AK’s books! If I ever need cartoons, I’ll come looking.

    Thanks for the well wishes too!


  5. Gerry Nolan on March 28th, 2009

    Hi Adam,

    Well done, this is inspiring. I just signed up email to the sales page of Lucky Bastard, & shall buy the ebook. Thats a great name for a book “Lucky Bastard”! I am writing a Krav Maga Self Defense ebook, FEAR PRE-ATTACK is a part, (NLP skills mixed with self defense… ANYWAY!

    Since you got away with Lucky Bastard as a title, I am going to call the FEAR Section of my Self Defense Krav Maga Ebook “More Shite Than Underwear! 7 Secrets to Avoid this Amazing Pre Violent Attack Fact!”!
    God Bless

  6. Adam Wong on March 30th, 2009


    More shite than underwear! That one really cracks me up! Well.. I hope it works for you. All the best :)

  7. Hang Wei on April 3rd, 2009

    The title is pretty cool and congrats on hitting bestsellers. I tried looking for your book amongst Popular Bestsellers in Westmall today, but can’t find it. How dare they not put your book there, can they imagine how much sales they have lost? :)

  8. Adam Wong on April 6th, 2009

    Hmph! This is preposterous!

  9. Alan Wong on April 7th, 2009

    Hi Adam,

    need to check with you on your current blog site.

    It’s created under or you downloaded the wordpress 2.7.1 from aand run it with one of the hosting companies?

    or directly, subscribe to those hosting companies tthat provide wordpress?

    Your advise is greatly appreciated.


  10. Adam Wong on April 8th, 2009


    I downloaded WP and host it on my server.


  11. Daniel Goh on April 9th, 2009

    Thanks for the reply Adam.

    Greatly appreciated it.

    Have a good day ahead.


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