"Don't let the title fool you: this isn't non-fiction, you won't find any get rich quick schemes here. But it does speak to how Bernhart's lead character, the regally-named Maxwell Smythe Brown IV, doesn't take much of anything very seriously. A funny and engaging voice, Brown has a very good knack for getting himself into trouble. He's a pretty dynamic guy: a professor, an Air Force pilot, married to a difficult but beautiful wife. And then Brown's life takes a turn for the fantastic: a collector of antiquarian maps, he learns the location of a treasure from the 17th century Mughal dynasty.
"Brown is kind of a smart-ass Indiana Jones. The difference with Indiana Jones is that Jones is an esteemed professor of archaeology, and Brown...not so much. Like "Raiders," Brown has heavies hot on his trail - in his case, members of the Indian intelligence service, which raises the prospect of danger significantly.
"How I Made $3,200,000 from My Hobby is a sharp, witty debut from a deeply talented and engaging humorist."
- Self-Publishing Review