James Altucher
For some reason, I've turned myself inside out and all my guts have spilled onto my blog. Follow me on Instagram also at https://instagram.com/altucher/
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TOM SHADYAC
http://www.lifesoperatingmanual.com

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The Art of Seduction
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by Robert Greene

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ROBERT GREENE
http://www.powerseductionandwar.com

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The 33 Strategies of War
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by Robert Greene

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ROBERT GREENE
http://www.powerseductionandwar.com

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Mastery
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by Robert Greene

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ROBERT GREENE
http://www.powerseductionandwar.com

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The 50th Law
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by 50 Cent, Robert Greene

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ROBERT GREENE
http://www.powerseductionandwar.com

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The 48 Laws of Power
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by Robert Greene

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ROBERT GREENE
http://www.powerseductionandwar.com

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AJ JACOBS
http://www.ajjacobs.com/

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AJ JACOBS
http://www.ajjacobs.com/

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AJ JACOBS
http://www.ajjacobs.com/

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AJ JACOBS
http://www.ajjacobs.com/

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SETH GODIN
http://www.sethgodin.com/sg

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SETH GODIN
http://www.sethgodin.com/sg

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SETH GODIN
http://www.sethgodin.com/sg

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SETH GODIN
http://www.sethgodin.com/sg

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Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper
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by Stephen J. Dubner

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STEPHEN DUBNER
http://www.stephenjdubner.com/

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STEPHEN DUBNER
http://www.stephenjdubner.com/

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STEPHEN DUBNER
http://www.stephenjdubner.com/

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This book is a collection of blog posts that Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt wrote over the past ten years. Many people say, “blog posts? Why pay?”

Over the past 10 years Dubner and Levitt wrote 8000 blog posts. So this is their heavily curated BEST posts of the past ten years. They bring up tons of fascinating topics and I like the “freakonomics” way they look at things.

Let’s face it. Economics is not a science. It’s not a hard science (chemistry, physics, and biology) and it’s not a social science (sociology, psychology, anthropology). It’s really a “nothing”. Here’s the one thing we always know: economists are usually wrong about the economy. And no economist has ever truly solved an economics problem. Given any situation you can find Nobel Prize winning economists on both sides of the situation.

But Freakonomics is a way to put a little color into that. When IS the best time to rob a bank, statistically, for instance? Why don’t flight attendants get tipped? How should terrorists do their next attack?

They don’t always have the answers and they admit it. What I like is that they ask the questions.

Dubner and Levitt’s curiosity is infectious and it shows through this book. Reading the book won’t get you all the answers, but it will fill your mind with questions and those questions may lead to your own answers.

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STEVE SCOTT
http://www.stevescottsite.com/

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Rich Man Poor Man
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by Adam Carolla

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ADAM CAROLLA
http://www.adamcarolla.com/

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ADAM CAROLLA
http://www.adamcarolla.com/

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Not Taco Bell Material
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by Adam Carolla

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ADAM CAROLLA
http://www.adamcarolla.com/

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ADAM CAROLLA
http://www.adamcarolla.com/

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STEVE SCOTT
http://www.stevescottsite.com/

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STEVE SCOTT
http://www.stevescottsite.com/

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Assholes Finish First
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by Tucker Max

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TUCKER MAX
http://www.tuckermax.com/

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Hilarity Ensues
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by Tucker Max

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TUCKER MAX
http://www.tuckermax.com/

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TUCKER MAX
http://www.tuckermax.com/

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Sloppy Seconds
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by Tucker Max

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TUCKER MAX
http://www.tuckermax.com/

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TIM FERRISS
http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

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TIM FERRISS
http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

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TIM FERRISS
http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book belongs to a list of top 5 books to read this summer by James Altucher

When I do a new project I like to study everything in the space. My newsletter was a new project for me. I had never done one before. I had been sending out emails and posts and even books for free for years. I felt bad about charging. I didn’t realize it would mean I would be able to add more value and have more people help me deliver a vision I strongly believe in.

When I study a space, I want to know the history of the space. I want to know the other players and competitors in the space and what they did to succeed. I want to know the history of what DID NOT work. I want to know that this is not all just BS and that this is a potential road to freedom that I could recommend in detail to my readers.

Michael Masterson has run many successful newsletters and other businesses. I recommend this book and also his book, “The Pledge” which dives more into his philosophy of living.

These two books have been like guidebooks for me while I’ve been on the intense journey of launching this newsletter business.

If you’re in business for yourself or want to be, Ready. Fire. Aim is the book I would read.

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Sand: Omnibus Edition
book
by Hugh Howey

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HUGH HOWEY
http://www.hughhowey.com/

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Wool
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by Hugh Howey

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HUGH HOWEY
http://www.hughhowey.com/

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Dust (The Silo Trilogy)
book
by Hugh Howey

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HUGH HOWEY
http://www.hughhowey.com/

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Shift
book
by Hugh Howey

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HUGH HOWEY
http://www.hughhowey.com/

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GABRIELLE BERNSTEIN
http://www.gabbyb.tv/

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The Martian
book
by Andy Weir

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This book belongs to a list of top 5 books to read this summer by James Altucher

This is a fiction book but I’m putting it in the category of non-fiction.

First off, some homework. Check out my podcast with the author Andy Weir. Originally he self-published this, it became a bestseller, and magic happened: a publisher picked it up and Ridley Scott made the movie.

Second, watch the movie trailer. It’s coming out this year.

It blew me away how good this is going to be.

Why did I put this in non-fiction. I’ll tell you the premise of the book. It takes place in the near future, the first ship has gone to Mars.

At some point, a storm occurs and the astronauts evacuate. One astronaut was left behind and he has to survive for four years.

How he survives is a perfect example of someone who has an idea machine on overdrive. What he does to grow plants, to travel, to communicate, is amazing and teaches the lesson that creativity of the brain is essential for crisis situations.

We may not always find ourselves stranded on Mars. But sometimes it certainly feels that way.

– – –

Sometimes I feel like the character in “The Martian”. Stranded and left behind on a strange world where I have to learn to survive.

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RYAN HOLIDAY
http://www.ryanholiday.net/

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GABRIELLE BERNSTEIN
http://www.gabbyb.tv/

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GABRIELLE BERNSTEIN
http://www.gabbyb.tv/

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RYAN HOLIDAY
http://www.ryanholiday.net/

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RYAN HOLIDAY
http://www.ryanholiday.net/

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GARY VAYNERCHUCK
http://www.garyvaynerchuck.com/

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GARY VAYNERCHUCK
http://www.garyvaynerchuck.com/

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The Thank You Economy
book
by Gary Vaynerchuk

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GARY VAYNERCHUCK
http://www.garyvaynerchuck.com/

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AUSTIN KLEON
http://www.austinkleon.com/

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Newspaper Blackout
book
by Austin Kleon

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AUSTIN KLEON
http://www.austinkleon.com/

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AUSTIN KLEON
http://www.austinkleon.com/

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I Can See Clearly Now
book
by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

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DR. WAYNE DYER
http://www.drwaynedyer.com/

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DR. WAYNE DYER
http://www.drwaynedyer.com/

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Conversations of Socrates (Penguin Classics)
book
by Xenophon, Robin H. Waterfield, Hugh Tredennick

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Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

A Million Little Pieces
book
by James Frey

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

The Old Man and The Sea
book
by Ernest Hemingway

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise
book
by Anders Ericsson, Robert Pool

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

Post Office: A Novel
book
by Charles Bukowski

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

My Father Bleeds History
book
by Art Spiegelman

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

Between the World and Me
book
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

Confession of a Buddhist Atheist
book
by Stephen Batchelor

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

To Kill a Mockingbird
book
by Harper Lee

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

The Stranger
book
by Albert Camus, Matthew Ward

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

PAUL OYER

 

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

STEVEN KOTLER
http://www.riseofsuperman.com/

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Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think
book
by Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler

James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

STEVEN KOTLER
http://www.riseofsuperman.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

GREG ZUCKERMAN
http://www.gregoryzuckerman.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show:

'But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

CHRIS BROGAN
http://www.chrisbrogan.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

GREG ZUCKERMAN
http://www.gregoryzuckerman.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show:

'But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

CHRIS BROGAN
http://www.chrisbrogan.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

KAMAL RAVIKANT
http://www.founderzen.com/

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Live Your Truth
book
by Kamal Ravikant

James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

KAMAL RAVIKANT
http://www.founderzen.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show:

'But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

CLAUDIA AZULA ALTUCHER

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I Hate Your Guts
book
by Jim Norton

James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

JIM NORTON

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

JIM NORTON

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

MATTHEW BERRY
http://www.rotopass.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show:

'But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

ADAM BRAUN
http://www.adambraun.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book belong to a list top ten books to expand your brain by James Altucher

Also add to this: “How We Got to Now” by Steven Johnson.

Basically: don’t believe the myth of the lonely genius.

Ideas come from a confluence of history, “the adjacent possible” specific geographic locations, etc.

The connections Johnson makes are brilliant. For instance, The Gutenberg Press (which, in itself, was invented because of improvements in sewing looms), made everyone realize they had bad vision.

So the science of lenses was created. So microscopes were eventually created. So germs were eventually discovered. So modern medical science was discovered.

And so on. Johnson is a thinker and a linker and tells a good story.

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Where Good Ideas Come From
book
by Steven Johnson

James Altucher's Review:

This book belong to a list top ten books to expand your brain by James Altucher

Also add to this: “How We Got to Now” by Steven Johnson.

Basically: don’t believe the myth of the lonely genius.

Ideas come from a confluence of history, “the adjacent possible” specific geographic locations, etc.

The connections Johnson makes are brilliant. For instance, The Gutenberg Press (which, in itself, was invented because of improvements in sewing looms), made everyone realize they had bad vision.

So the science of lenses was created. So microscopes were eventually created. So germs were eventually discovered. So modern medical science was discovered.

And so on. Johnson is a thinker and a linker and tells a good story.

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show:

'But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

MARK CUBAN
http://blogmaverick.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show:

'But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

CHARLIE HOEHN
http://www.charliehoehn.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

LEWIS HOWES
http://www.lewishowes.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show:

'But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

ARIANNA HUFFINGTON
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

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The Black Swan
book
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

James Altucher's Review:

This book belong to a list top ten books to expand your brain by James Altucher

And throw in “The Black Swan” and “Fooled by Randomness”.

“Fragile” means if you hit something might break.

“Resilient” means if you hit something, it will stay the same.

On my podcast Nassim discusses “Antifragility” – building a system, even on that works for you on a personal level, where you if you harm your self in some way it becomes stronger.

That podcast changed my life

He discusses Antifragility throughout history, up to our current economic situation, and even in our personal situations

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James Altucher's Review:

This book belong to a list top ten books to expand your brain by James Altucher

And throw in “The Black Swan” and “Fooled by Randomness”.

“Fragile” means if you hit something might break.

“Resilient” means if you hit something, it will stay the same.

On my podcast Nassim discusses “Antifragility” – building a system, even on that works for you on a personal level, where you if you harm your self in some way it becomes stronger.

That podcast changed my life

He discusses Antifragility throughout history, up to our current economic situation, and even in our personal situations

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

CONGRESSMAN TIM RYAN

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James Altucher's Review:

This book belong to a list top ten books to expand your brain by James Altucher

Probably half the world is introverts.

Maybe more. It’s not an easy life to live.

I sometimes have that feeling in a room full of people, “uh-oh. I just shut down. I can’t talk anymore and there’s a lock on my mouth and this crowd threw away the key.”

Do you ever get that feeling? Please? I hope you do. Let’s try to lock eyes at the party.

“Quiet” shows the reader how to unlock the secret powers that probably half the world needs to unlock.

And, please Susan Cain come on my podcast.

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Zero to One
book
by Peter Thiel , Blake Masters

James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

PETER THIEL 

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James Altucher's Review:

This book belong to a list top ten books to expand your brain by James Altucher

Again, I am fascinated by the field of mastery.

Not self-improvement (eat well, sleep well, etc) but on how can you continue a path of improvement so that you can really enjoy the subtleties at a very deep level of whatever it is you love.

Carol Dweck, through massive research and storytelling, shows the reader how to continue on the path of improvement and why so many people fall off that path.

These are not books I’m picking so I can look smart. These are books that I’ve read that have made me smarter.

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Zero to One
book
by Peter Thiel , Blake Masters

James Altucher's Review:

This book belong to a list top ten books to expand your brain by James Altucher

There’s a lot of business books out there. 99% of them are BS. Read this one.

So many concepts really changed my attitude about not only business but capitalism.

Thiel, the founder of PayPal, and first investor in Facebook, is brilliant in how he simply shares his theories on building a billion dollar business.

I love his story on my podcast what exactly happened in the room when a 24 year old Mark Zuckerberg was offered $250,000,000 and refused it in two minutes.

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James Altucher's Review:

This book belong to a list top ten books to expand your brain by James Altucher

And while you are at it, throw in “Bounce” by Mathew Syed, who was the UK Ping Pong champion when he was younger.

I love any book where someone took their passion, documented it, and shared it with us. That’s when you can see the subleties, the hard work, the luck, the talent, the skill, all come together to form a champion.

Heck, throw in, “An Astronaut’s Guide to Earth” by Commander Chris Hadfield.

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James Altucher's Review:

This book belong to a list top ten books to expand your brain by James Altucher

And while you are at it, throw in “Bounce” by Mathew Syed, who was the UK Ping Pong champion when he was younger.

I love any book where someone took their passion, documented it, and shared it with us. That’s when you can see the subleties, the hard work, the luck, the talent, the skill, all come together to form a champion.

Heck, throw in, “An Astronaut’s Guide to Earth” by Commander Chris Hadfield.

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James Altucher's Review:

This book belong to a list top ten books to expand your brain by James Altucher

And while you are at it, throw in “Bounce” by Mathew Syed, who was the UK Ping Pong champion when he was younger.

I love any book where someone took their passion, documented it, and shared it with us. That’s when you can see the subleties, the hard work, the luck, the talent, the skill, all come together to form a champion.

Heck, throw in, “An Astronaut’s Guide to Earth” by Commander Chris Hadfield.

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Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think
book
by Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler

James Altucher's Review:

This book belong to a list top ten books to expand your brain by James Altucher

Basically if you want to know the future, read this.

Supplement it with “Abundance” by the same two and “Tomorrowland” by Steven Kotler” and even “The Rational Optimist” by Matt Ridley.

I feel “Abundance” is like a sequel to “The Rational Optimist”. So I’m giving you four books with one recommendation.

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Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World
book
by Visit Amazon's Peter H. Diamandis Pagesearch resultsLearn about Author CentralPeter H. Diamandis, Visit Amazon's Steven Kotler Pagesearch resultsLearn about Author CentralSteven Kotler

James Altucher's Review:

This book belong to a list top ten books to expand your brain by James Altucher

Basically if you want to know the future, read this.

Supplement it with “Abundance” by the same two and “Tomorrowland” by Steven Kotler” and even “The Rational Optimist” by Matt Ridley.

I feel “Abundance” is like a sequel to “The Rational Optimist”. So I’m giving you four books with one recommendation.

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James Altucher's Review:

This book belong to a list top ten books to expand your brain by James Altucher

Basically if you want to know the future, read this.

Supplement it with “Abundance” by the same two and “Tomorrowland” by Steven Kotler” and even “The Rational Optimist” by Matt Ridley.

I feel “Abundance” is like a sequel to “The Rational Optimist”. So I’m giving you four books with one recommendation.

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Outliers
book
by Malcomm Gladwell

James Altucher's Review:

This book belong to a list top ten books to expand your brain by James Altucher

Gladwell is not the first person to come up with the 10,000 hour rule. Nor is he the first person to document what it takes to become the best in the world at something.

But his stories are so great as he explains these deep concepts.

How did the Beatles become the best? Why are professional hockey players born in January, February and March?

And so on.

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Man's Search for Meaning
book
by Viktor E. Frankl

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I’m at a loss for words here. Just read it.

Don’t read it for the Holocaust. Or psychological theory.

Read it because when you’re about halfway through you will realize your life is no longer the same.

And next time you get a chance to whisper in the ear of someone about to kill himself, whisper words from this book.

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Mastery
book
by Robert Greene

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This book is like a curated version of 1000 biographies all under the guise, “how to become a master at what you love”.

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recommended on The Tim Ferris Show

The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 18: James Altucher on How to Say “No”, Fail Better, and Build Businesses

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Jesus' Son: Stories
book
by Denis Johnson

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Gino: I read online that you’ve read Jesus’ Son by Dennis Johnson cover to cover over 200 times. Is that number accurate?

 

James: Probably more. At some point you lose count. It’s been 23 years since the book came out, and before the book came out, I had read all the stories several times in the individual publications.

Gino: I’m just amazed by that number. The most that I’ve ever reread a book was maybe three or four times.

James: It’s funny because I read it so many times and then I was reading an interview with Chuck Palahniuk, who wrote Fight Club, and he mentioned he has read Jesus’ Son over 300 times. Then another thing I noticed was there’s a book out right now, I forget the name, I think it’s calledThe Writer’s Bookshelf. They interviewed 100 writers about what’s on their bookshelves, and Jesus’ Son is the most popular pick.

Gino: It’s amazing that someone has read the book more than you. People’s intense love for this book speaks to the power of fiction and the power of one book. That you could read one book 200 times and take away a new lesson each time is a beautiful thing.

James: Yes, that’s definitely true for Jesus’ Son. It’s a small book, I think it’s only like 120 pages, but there are so many layers to the book that are worthy of study by writers. As well as being just a good, enjoyable read, albeit a little bit dark, there are so many lessons for writers. People always ask me, “What is the best book to teach one about writing?” They’re thinking of books like On Writing by Stephen King or Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury and those are all fine books. But really, Jesus’ Son. Read this book over and over and you’ll become a great writer.

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This book belong to a list top ten books to expand your brain by James Altucher

And throw in “The Black Swan” and “Fooled by Randomness”.

“Fragile” means if you hit something might break.

“Resilient” means if you hit something, it will stay the same.

On my podcast Nassim discusses “Antifragility” – building a system, even on that works for you on a personal level, where you if you harm your self in some way it becomes stronger.

That podcast changed my life

He discusses Antifragility throughout history, up to our current economic situation, and even in our personal situations

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Fight Club: A Novel
book
by Chuck Palahniuk

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recommended on The Tim Ferris Show

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recommended on The Tim Ferris Show

The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 18: James Altucher on How to Say “No”, Fail Better, and Build Businesses

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A Thousand Splendid Suns
book
by Khaled Hosseini

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recommended on The Tim Ferris Show

The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 18: James Altucher on How to Say “No”, Fail Better, and Build Businesses

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James Altucher's Review:

recommended on The Tim Ferris Show

The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 18: James Altucher on How to Say “No”, Fail Better, and Build Businesses

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The Kite Runner
book
by Khaled Hosseini

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recommended on The Tim Ferris Show

The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 18: James Altucher on How to Say “No”, Fail Better, and Build Businesses

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"If you’re not arrested by the end of this podcast, then you’re okay.”

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How To Quit Your Job The Right Way

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HOW 'REINVENT YOURSELF' MIGHT HAVE LOOKED (and how it was made better - a guide to cover design):

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This is what life has taught me recently..

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HOW TO GET THE "ENTREPRENEUR MINDSET": (and...it's brutal)

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Money, Freedom And How Not To Ruin It All…

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What are the most useful money investment and saving tricks?

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Financial markets directly tie into the current state of innovation, optimism, and the leaders of creativity...…

Reinvent Yourself
book
by James Altucher

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Thank you, @BizMarkie for letting me mention you in my book OUT NOW. 'Reinventing Yourself' Check it out:

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What do I do when I feel lost?

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10 Ways To Deal With Procrastination:

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What's your 5? Who are your five?

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How I #MakeMoney Off Of Trends…

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On the podcast, @StevenKotler and Jamie give a range of techniques and ideas for how to get into flow.…

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Be a PERSON, not a #Personal Brand >>

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The Hardest Thing About #Writing a Book

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How can I develop self confidence and self-esteem?

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How do I get rid of negative thinking?

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How to Cure Stress Before it Kills You

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Is it still worth the time and effort to make your own #site? He said it is. That’s how you break out... ➤…

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9 Skills to Double Your Income (that you can learn in a weekend)

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Everything I Learned About Investing I Learned While Crying

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The Stock Market is Bullshit

James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

TOM SHADYAC
http://www.lifesoperatingmanual.com

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The Art of Seduction
book
by Robert Greene

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ROBERT GREENE
http://www.powerseductionandwar.com

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The 33 Strategies of War
book
by Robert Greene

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ROBERT GREENE
http://www.powerseductionandwar.com

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Mastery
book
by Robert Greene

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ROBERT GREENE
http://www.powerseductionandwar.com

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The 50th Law
book
by 50 Cent, Robert Greene

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ROBERT GREENE
http://www.powerseductionandwar.com

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The 48 Laws of Power
book
by Robert Greene

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ROBERT GREENE
http://www.powerseductionandwar.com

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show:

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AJ JACOBS
http://www.ajjacobs.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show:

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AJ JACOBS
http://www.ajjacobs.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show:

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AJ JACOBS
http://www.ajjacobs.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show:

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AJ JACOBS
http://www.ajjacobs.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

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SETH GODIN
http://www.sethgodin.com/sg

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

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SETH GODIN
http://www.sethgodin.com/sg

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

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SETH GODIN
http://www.sethgodin.com/sg

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

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SETH GODIN
http://www.sethgodin.com/sg

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Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper
book
by Stephen J. Dubner

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STEPHEN DUBNER
http://www.stephenjdubner.com/

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This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

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STEPHEN DUBNER
http://www.stephenjdubner.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

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STEPHEN DUBNER
http://www.stephenjdubner.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book belongs to a list of top 5 books to read this summer by James Altucher

This book is a collection of blog posts that Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt wrote over the past ten years. Many people say, “blog posts? Why pay?”

Over the past 10 years Dubner and Levitt wrote 8000 blog posts. So this is their heavily curated BEST posts of the past ten years. They bring up tons of fascinating topics and I like the “freakonomics” way they look at things.

Let’s face it. Economics is not a science. It’s not a hard science (chemistry, physics, and biology) and it’s not a social science (sociology, psychology, anthropology). It’s really a “nothing”. Here’s the one thing we always know: economists are usually wrong about the economy. And no economist has ever truly solved an economics problem. Given any situation you can find Nobel Prize winning economists on both sides of the situation.

But Freakonomics is a way to put a little color into that. When IS the best time to rob a bank, statistically, for instance? Why don’t flight attendants get tipped? How should terrorists do their next attack?

They don’t always have the answers and they admit it. What I like is that they ask the questions.

Dubner and Levitt’s curiosity is infectious and it shows through this book. Reading the book won’t get you all the answers, but it will fill your mind with questions and those questions may lead to your own answers.

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

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STEVE SCOTT
http://www.stevescottsite.com/

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Rich Man Poor Man
book
by Adam Carolla

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ADAM CAROLLA
http://www.adamcarolla.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

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ADAM CAROLLA
http://www.adamcarolla.com/

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Not Taco Bell Material
book
by Adam Carolla

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ADAM CAROLLA
http://www.adamcarolla.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show:

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ADAM CAROLLA
http://www.adamcarolla.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

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STEVE SCOTT
http://www.stevescottsite.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

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STEVE SCOTT
http://www.stevescottsite.com/

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Assholes Finish First
book
by Tucker Max

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TUCKER MAX
http://www.tuckermax.com/

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Hilarity Ensues
book
by Tucker Max

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TUCKER MAX
http://www.tuckermax.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

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TUCKER MAX
http://www.tuckermax.com/

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Sloppy Seconds
book
by Tucker Max

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TUCKER MAX
http://www.tuckermax.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

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TIM FERRISS
http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

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TIM FERRISS
http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

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TIM FERRISS
http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book belongs to a list of top 5 books to read this summer by James Altucher

When I do a new project I like to study everything in the space. My newsletter was a new project for me. I had never done one before. I had been sending out emails and posts and even books for free for years. I felt bad about charging. I didn’t realize it would mean I would be able to add more value and have more people help me deliver a vision I strongly believe in.

When I study a space, I want to know the history of the space. I want to know the other players and competitors in the space and what they did to succeed. I want to know the history of what DID NOT work. I want to know that this is not all just BS and that this is a potential road to freedom that I could recommend in detail to my readers.

Michael Masterson has run many successful newsletters and other businesses. I recommend this book and also his book, “The Pledge” which dives more into his philosophy of living.

These two books have been like guidebooks for me while I’ve been on the intense journey of launching this newsletter business.

If you’re in business for yourself or want to be, Ready. Fire. Aim is the book I would read.

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Sand: Omnibus Edition
book
by Hugh Howey

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HUGH HOWEY
http://www.hughhowey.com/

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Wool
book
by Hugh Howey

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HUGH HOWEY
http://www.hughhowey.com/

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Dust (The Silo Trilogy)
book
by Hugh Howey

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HUGH HOWEY
http://www.hughhowey.com/

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Shift
book
by Hugh Howey

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HUGH HOWEY
http://www.hughhowey.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

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GABRIELLE BERNSTEIN
http://www.gabbyb.tv/

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The Martian
book
by Andy Weir

James Altucher's Review:

This book belongs to a list of top 5 books to read this summer by James Altucher

This is a fiction book but I’m putting it in the category of non-fiction.

First off, some homework. Check out my podcast with the author Andy Weir. Originally he self-published this, it became a bestseller, and magic happened: a publisher picked it up and Ridley Scott made the movie.

Second, watch the movie trailer. It’s coming out this year.

It blew me away how good this is going to be.

Why did I put this in non-fiction. I’ll tell you the premise of the book. It takes place in the near future, the first ship has gone to Mars.

At some point, a storm occurs and the astronauts evacuate. One astronaut was left behind and he has to survive for four years.

How he survives is a perfect example of someone who has an idea machine on overdrive. What he does to grow plants, to travel, to communicate, is amazing and teaches the lesson that creativity of the brain is essential for crisis situations.

We may not always find ourselves stranded on Mars. But sometimes it certainly feels that way.

– – –

Sometimes I feel like the character in “The Martian”. Stranded and left behind on a strange world where I have to learn to survive.

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

RYAN HOLIDAY
http://www.ryanholiday.net/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show:

'But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

GABRIELLE BERNSTEIN
http://www.gabbyb.tv/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show:

'But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

GABRIELLE BERNSTEIN
http://www.gabbyb.tv/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

RYAN HOLIDAY
http://www.ryanholiday.net/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

RYAN HOLIDAY
http://www.ryanholiday.net/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

GARY VAYNERCHUCK
http://www.garyvaynerchuck.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

GARY VAYNERCHUCK
http://www.garyvaynerchuck.com/

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The Thank You Economy
book
by Gary Vaynerchuk

James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show'

But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

GARY VAYNERCHUCK
http://www.garyvaynerchuck.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show:

'But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

AUSTIN KLEON
http://www.austinkleon.com/

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Newspaper Blackout
book
by Austin Kleon

James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show:

'But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

AUSTIN KLEON
http://www.austinkleon.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show:

'But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

AUSTIN KLEON
http://www.austinkleon.com/

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I Can See Clearly Now
book
by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show:

'But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

DR. WAYNE DYER
http://www.drwaynedyer.com/

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James Altucher's Review:

This book is listed in recommended reading list from 'The James Altucher Show:

'But the first thing I do is read all of their books. Here are some of the guests and some of their books, in no particular order. I recommend all of the below books. If I didn’t like a book, I wouldn’t have them on the show.

DR. WAYNE DYER
http://www.drwaynedyer.com/

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Conversations of Socrates (Penguin Classics)
book
by Xenophon, Robin H. Waterfield, Hugh Tredennick

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

A Million Little Pieces
book
by James Frey

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means they had some impact on me. If I can’t remember them, then why would I recommend them?

For each one of these books: either they made me a better person, or I felt, even as I was reading them, that my IQ was getting better. Or, in the case of fiction, I felt like my writing was getting better by reading the book.

Or I simply escaped to another world. I like to travel to other worlds. To pretend to be a character in someone else’s story.

I think if you can find even one takeaway in a book that you remember afterwards, then it’s a great book.

Remember: It’s hard to remember more than 1% of a book.

Time is the ultimate judge of wisdom. How you bounce back from misery and despair in order to thrive. I hope I learned that from these books.

Ref: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/10/books-saved-life/

James Altucher's Review:

Oh my god, another list of books I should read! I can’t help it, though.

These are the books I return to when I need help, guidance, solace in my life.

I’m going to cheat. I’m not going to look at my kindle to see what I’ve read. Forgive me if I get a title or an author’s name wrong.

If I can remember the books, then it means