132 Books Recommended by James Altucher

James Altucher is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, bestselling author, venture capitalist and podcaster. He has founded or cofounded more than 20 companies, including Reset Inc. and StockPickr and says he failed at 17 of them.

  1. Life’s Operating Manual: With the Fear and Truth Dialogues by Tom Shadyac
  2. The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene
  3. The 50th Law by 50 Cent, Robert Greene
  4. The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
  5. The 33 Strategies of War by Robert Greene
  6. Mastery by Robert Greene
  7. The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A. J. Jacobs
  8. My Life as an Experiment: One Man’s Humble Quest to Improve Himself by Living as a Woman, Becoming George Washington, Telling No Lies, and Other Radical Tests by A. J. Jacobs
  9. The Know-It-All: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World by A. J. Jacobs
  10. Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection by A. J. Jacobs
  11. Purple Cow, New Edition: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable — Includes new bonus chapter by Seth Godin
  12. Free Prize Inside: How to Make a Purple Cow by Seth Godin
  13. The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) by Seth Godin
  14. Permission Marketing: Turning Strangers into Friends and Friends into Customers by Seth Godin
  15. Super Freakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by Steven D. Levitts, Stephen J. Dubner
  16. Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper by Stephen J. Dubner
  17. Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
  18. When to Rob a Bank: …And 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
  19. Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less by S.J. Scott
  20. Not Taco Bell Material by Adam Carolla
  21. In Fifty Years We’ll All Be Chicks: . . . And Other Complaints from an Angry Middle-Aged White Guy by Adam Carolla
  22. President Me: The America That’s in My Head by Adam Carolla
  23. Rich Man Poor Man by Adam Carolla
  24. Make Money with YouTube — How I Made an Extra $1,187.66 from a 4-Minute YouTube Video by Steve Scott
  25. Master Evernote: The Unofficial Guide to Organizing Your Life with Evernote (Plus 75 Ideas for Getting Started) by S.J. Scott
  26. Hilarity Ensues by Tucker Max
  27. I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell by Tucker Max
  28. Sloppy Seconds by Tucker Max
  29. Assholes Finish First by Tucker Max
  30. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9–5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss
  31. The 4 Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat Loss, Incredible Sex and Becoming Superhuman by Timothy Ferriss
  32. The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life by Timothy Ferriss
  33. Ready, Fire, Aim: Zero to $100 Million in No Time Flat by Michael Masterson
  34. Dust (The Silo Trilogy) by Hugh Howey
  35. Sand: Omnibus Edition by Hugh Howey
  36. Shift by Hugh Howey
  37. Wool by Hugh Howey
  38. Miracles Now: 108 Life-Changing Tools for Less Stress, More Flow, and Finding Your True Purpose by Gabrielle Bernstein
  39. The Martian by Andy Weir
  40. The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday
  41. May Cause Miracles: A 40-Day Guidebook of Subtle Shifts for Radical Change and Unlimited Happiness by Gabrielle Bernstein
  42. Spirit Junkie: A Radical Road to Self-Love and Miracles by Gabrielle Bernstein
  43. Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator by Ryan Holiday
  44. Growth Hacker Marketing: A Primer on the Future of PR, Marketing, and Advertising by Ryan Holiday
  45. Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World by Gary Vaynerchuk
  46. Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk
  47. The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk
  48. Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered by Austin Kleon
  49. The Steal Like an Artist Journal: A Notebook for Creative Kleptomaniacs by Austin Kleon
  50. Newspaper Blackout by Austin Kleon
  51. I Can See Clearly Now by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  52. Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  53. Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed
  54. The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship: A Toltec Wisdom Book by Don Miguel Ruiz, Janet Mills
  55. Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur by Derek Sivers
  56. The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life’s Perfection by Michael A. Singer
  57. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
  58. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) by Don Miguel Ruiz, Janet Mills
  59. The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield
  60. The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  61. The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (P.S.) by Matt Ridley
  62. Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy by Judd Apatow
  63. Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson, Robert Pool
  64. Turning Pro: Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life’s Work by Steven Pressfield
  65. Post Office: A Novel by Charles Bukowski
  66. My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman
  67. The Alchemist: 25th Anniversary Edition by Paulo Coelho
  68. Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull, Amy Wallace
  69. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running: A Memoir (Vintage International) by Haruki Murakami
  70. Meet Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Endorphin, Oxytocin, Serotonin by Loretta Graziano Breuning
  71. On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
  72. Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) by Kurt Vonnegut
  73. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  74. The New Evolution Diet: What Our Paleolithic Ancestors Can Teach Us about Weight Loss, Fitness, and Aging by Arthur De Vany, Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  75. Small Victories: Recipes, Advice + Hundreds of Ideas for Home Cooking Triumphs by Julia Turshen, Gentl + Hyers, Ina Garten
  76. Conversations of Socrates (Penguin Classics) by Xenophon, Robin H. Waterfield, Hugh Tredennick
  77. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  78. How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World by Harry Browne
  79. Practicing the Power of Now: Essential Teachings, Meditations, and Exercises From The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
  80. The Stranger by Albert Camus, Matthew Ward
  81. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Dr. Chapman
  82. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
  83. Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today’s Top Comedy Writers by Mike Sacks
  84. The Blue Zones, Second Edition: 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner
  85. Confession of a Buddhist Atheist by Stephen Batchelor
  86. A Million Little Pieces by James Frey
  87. Everything I Ever Needed to Know about Economics I Learned from Online Dating by Paul Oyer
  88. The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance by Steven Kotler
  89. Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler
  90. The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History by Gregory Zuckerman
  91. The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth: Entrepreneurship for Weirdos, Misfits, and World Dominators by Chris Brogan
  92. The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters by Gregory Zuckerman
  93. Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust by Chris Brogan, Julien Smith
  94. Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It by Kamal Ravikant
  95. Live Your Truth by Kamal Ravikant
  96. The Power of No: Because One Little Word Can Bring Health, Abundance, and Happiness by James Altucher, Claudia Azula Altucher
  97. I Hate Your Guts by Jim Norton
  98. Happy Endings: The Tales of a Meaty-Breasted Zilch by Jim Norton, Colin Quinn
  99. Fantasy Life: The Outrageous, Uplifting, and Heartbreaking World of Fantasy Sports from the Guy Who’s Lived It by Matthew Berry
  100. The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change by Adam Braun
  101. Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson
  102. How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven Johnson
  103. How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It by Mark Cuban
  104. Play It Away: A Workaholic’s Cure for Anxiety by Charlie Hoehn
  105. Ultimate Webinar Marketing Guide by Lewis Howes
  106. Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington
  107. Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Incerto) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  108. The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  109. A Mindful Nation: How a Simple Practice Can Help Us Reduce Stress, Improve Performance, and Recapture the American Spirit by Ryan, Tim
  110. Zero to One by Peter Thiel , Blake Masters
  111. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  112. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
  113. Zero to One by Peter Thiel , Blake Masters
  114. An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything by Chris Hadfield
  115. Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success by Matthew Syed
  116. Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life by Steve Martin
  117. Tomorrowland: Our Journey from Science Fiction to Science Fact by Steven Kotler
  118. Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era by James Barrat
  119. Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler
  120. Outliers by Malcomm Gladwell
  121. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
  122. Mastery by Robert Greene
  123. Dynamic Hedging: Managing Vanilla and Exotic Options by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  124. Jesus’ Son: Stories by Denis Johnson
  125. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
  126. Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Incerto) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  127. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  128. Fight Club: A Novel by Chuck Palahniuk
  129. Brain Rules (Updated and Expanded): 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by John Medina
  130. Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way by Richard Branson
  131. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  132. Reinvent Yourself by James Altucher



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