Recommended Books: Tim Ferriss Show

  1. Influence by Robert Cialdini (Recommended by Adams, Scott)
  2. Jesus’ Son: Stories by Denis Johnson (Recommended by Altucher, James)
  3. The Kite Runner; A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (Recommended by Altucher, James)
  4. Antifragile; The Black Swan; Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Recommended by Altucher, James)
  5. Brain Rules by John Medina (Recommended by Altucher, James)
  6. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (Recommended by Altucher, James)
  7. Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (Recommended by Altucher, James)
  8. High Output Management; Only the Paranoid Survive by Andrew S. Grove (Recommended by Andreessen, Marc)
  9. Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel with Blake Masters (Recommended by Andreessen, Marc)
  10. Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination by Neal Gabler (Recommended by Andreessen, Marc)
  11. Schulz and Peanuts: A Biography by David Michaelis (Recommended by Andreessen, Marc)
  12. The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World by Randall E. Stross (Recommended by Andreessen, Marc)
  13. Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life by Steve Martin (Recommended by Andreessen, Marc)
  14. The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz (Recommended by Andreessen, Marc)
  15. Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions and Hurtful Acts by Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson (Recommended by Attia, Peter)
  16. Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman (Recommended by Attia, Peter)
  17. 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works — A True Story by Dan Harris (Recommended by Attia, Peter)
  18. The Book of Virtues by William J. Bennett (Recommended by Beck, Glenn)
  19. Winners Never Cheat by Jon Huntsman (Recommended by Beck, Glenn)
  20. COAN: The Man, The Myth, The Method: The Life, Times & Training of the Greatest Powerlifter of All-Time by Marty Gallagher (Recommended by Bell, Mark)
  21. Life’s Little Instruction Book by H. Jackson Brown Jr. (Recommended by Belsky, Scott)
  22. A Fan’s Notes by Frederick Exley (Recommended by Betts, Richard)
  23. The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna (Recommended by Betts, Richard)
  24. The Promise of Sleep by William C. Dement (Recommended by Birbiglia, Mike)
  25. House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski (Recommended by Boone, Amelia)
  26. Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks (Recommended by Boreta, Justin)
  27. Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion by Sam Harris (Recommended by Boreta, Justin)
  28. This Is Your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin (Recommended by Boreta, Justin)
  29. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera (Recommended by Boreta, Justin)
  30. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (Recommended by Brown, Brene_)
  31. Excellent Sheep by William Deresiewicz (Recommended by Callen, Bryan)
  32. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (Recommended by Callen, Bryan)
  33. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand (Recommended by Callen, Bryan)
  34. The Power of Myth; The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell (Recommended by Callen, Bryan)
  35. The Genealogy of Morals by Friedrich Nietzsche (Recommended by Callen, Bryan)
  36. The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin (Recommended by Callen, Bryan)
  37. The 4-Hour Body; The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss (Recommended by Callen, Bryan)
  38. Bad Science, Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients by Ben Goldacre (Recommended by Callen, Bryan)
  39. Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2003 to 2005 by Thomas Ricks (Recommended by Callen, Bryan)
  40. The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11; Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright (Recommended by Callen, Bryan)
  41. Symposium by Plato (Recommended by Callen, Bryan)
  42. Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era by Eiji Yoshikawa and Charles Terry (Recommended by Chin, Jimmy)
  43. A Guide to the I Ching by Carol K. Anthony (Recommended by Chin, Jimmy)
  44. Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer (Recommended by Chin, Jimmy)
  45. How to Be a Movie Star by William J. Mann (Recommended by Cho, Margaret)
  46. Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart (Recommended by Cummings, Whitney)
  47. The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller (Recommended by Cummings, Whitney)
  48. The Fantasy Bond by Robert W. Firestone (Recommended by Cummings, Whitney)
  49. The Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff (Recommended by Cummings, Whitney)
  50. Personal Power by Tony Robbins (Recommended by D’Agostino, Dominic)
  51. Tripping Over the Truth by Travis Christofferson (Recommended by D’Agostino, Dominic)
  52. The Language of God by Francis Collins (Recommended by D’Agostino, Dominic)
  53. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis (Recommended by D’Agostino, Dominic)
  54. Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer by Thomas Seyfried (Recommended by D’Agostino, Dominic)
  55. Ketogenic Diabetes Diet: Type 2 Diabetes by Ellen Davis, MS and Keith Runyan, MD (Recommended by D’Agostino, Dominic)
  56. Fight Cancer with a Ketogenic Diet by Ellen Davis, MS (Recommended by D’Agostino, Dominic)
  57. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera (Recommended by de Botton, Alain)
  58. The Complete Essays by Michel de Montaigne (Recommended by de Botton, Alain)
  59. In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust (Recommended by de Botton, Alain)
  60. A Message to Garcia by Elbert Hubbard (Recommended by De Sena, Joe)
  61. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (Recommended by De Sena, Joe)
  62. Sho_gun by James Clavell (Recommended by De Sena, Joe)
  63. The One Minute Manager by Kenneth H. Blanchard (Recommended by De Sena, Joe)
  64. For adults: Levels of the Game by John McPhee); for kids: The Empty Pot (Demi (Recommended by Dubner, Stephen)
  65. National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America by Jon L. Dunn and Jonathan Alderfer (Recommended by Eisen, Jonathan)
  66. Pihkal: A Chemical Love Story; Tihkal: The Continuation by Alexander Shulgin and Ann Shulgin (Recommended by Fadiman, James)
  67. The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler and Michele Montez (Recommended by Favreau, Jon)
  68. It Would Be So Nice If You Weren’t Here by Charles Grodin (Recommended by Favreau, Jon)
  69. The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferriss (Recommended by Favreau, Jon)
  70. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (Recommended by Favreau, Jon)
  71. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain (Recommended by Favreau, Jon)
  72. Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America by James Allen (Recommended by Foxx, Jamie)
  73. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garci_a Ma_rquez (Recommended by Fussman, Cal)
  74. Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Recommended by Fussman, Cal)
  75. Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln: 21 Powerful Secrets of History’s Greatest Speakers by James C. Humes (Recommended by Fussman, Cal)
  76. A Feast of Snakes; Car by Harry Crews (Recommended by Fussman, Cal)
  77. Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug (Recommended by Ganju, Nick)
  78. How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business by Douglas W. Hubbard (Recommended by Ganju, Nick)
  79. How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordan Ellenberg (Recommended by Ganju, Nick)
  80. Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury (Recommended by Ganju, Nick)
  81. Foundation by Isaac Asimov (Recommended by Gazzaley, Adam)
  82. The Reality Dysfunction (The Night’s Dawn Trilogy) by Peter F. Hamilton (Recommended by Gazzaley, Adam)
  83. Mountain Light by Galen Rowell (Recommended by Gazzaley, Adam)
  84. Strangers to Ourselves: Discovering the Adaptive Unconscious by Timothy D. Wilson (Recommended by Gladwell, Malcolm)
  85. Merchant Princes: An Intimate History of Jewish Families Who Built Great Department Stores by Leon A. Harris (Recommended by Gladwell, Malcolm)
  86. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Little Drummer’s Girl; The Russia House; The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carre (Recommended by Gladwell, Malcolm)
  87. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis (Recommended by Gladwell, Malcolm)
  88. The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande (Recommended by Gladwell, Malcolm)
  89. all of Lee Child’s books by Lee Child (Recommended by Gladwell, Malcolm)
  90. The Bible by Various (Recommended by Hamilton, Laird)
  91. Natural Born Heroes by Christopher McDougall (Recommended by Hamilton, Laird)
  92. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (Recommended by Hamilton, Laird)
  93. Deep Survival by Laurence Gonzales (Recommended by Hamilton, Laird)
  94. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach and Russell Munson (Recommended by Hamilton, Laird)
  95. Dune by Frank Herbert (Recommended by Hamilton, Laird)
  96. Conscious Business: How to Build Value Through Values by Fred Kofman (Recommended by Hoffman, Reid)
  97. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (Recommended by Hoffman, Reid)
  98. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (Recommended by Holiday, Ryan)
  99. The War of Art by Steven Pressfield (Recommended by Holiday, Ryan)
  100. What Makes Sammy Run? by Budd Schulberg (Recommended by Holiday, Ryan)
  101. Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow (Recommended by Holiday, Ryan)
  102. How to Live: Or a Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Bakewell (Recommended by Holiday, Ryan)
  103. The Fish that Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America’s Banana King; Tough Jews by Rich Cohen (Recommended by Holiday, Ryan)
  104. Edison: A Biography by Matthew Josephson (Recommended by Holiday, Ryan)
  105. Ulysses S. Grant: Triumph over Adversity by Brooks Simpson (Recommended by Holiday, Ryan)
  106. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (Recommended by Holiday, Ryan)
  107. At Play in the Fields of the Lord by Peter Matthiessen (Recommended by Junger, Sebastian)
  108. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari (Recommended by Junger, Sebastian)
  109. Influence by Robert Cialdini (Recommended by Kamkar, Samy)
  110. Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath by Ted Koppel (Recommended by Kaskade)
  111. What Makes Sammy Run? by Budd Schulberg (Recommended by Koppelman, Brian)
  112. The Artist’s Way Morning Pages Journal by Julia Cameron (Recommended by Koppelman, Brian)
  113. The War of Art by Steven Pressfield (Recommended by Koppelman, Brian)
  114. Once an Eagle by Anton Myrer (Recommended by McChrystal, Stanley)
  115. The Road to Character by David Brooks (Recommended by McChrystal, Stanley)
  116. Any picture book of by Mark Rothko (Recommended by Miller, BJ)
  117. It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want to Be by Paul Arden (Recommended by Neistat, Casey)
  118. The Second World War by John Keegan (Recommended by Neistat, Casey)
  119. The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X and Alex Haley (Recommended by Neistat, Casey)
  120. The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran (Recommended by Nemer, Jason)
  121. Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu (Recommended by Nemer, Jason)
  122. Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupe_ry (Recommended by Norton, Edward)
  123. Buddhism Without Beliefs by Stephen Batchelor (Recommended by Norton, Edward)
  124. Sho_gun by James Clavell (Recommended by Norton, Edward)
  125. The Search for Modern China; The Death of Woman Wang by Jonathan Spence (Recommended by Norton, Edward)
  126. ÒThe Catastrophe of SuccessÓ by essay by Tennessee Williams (Recommended by Norton, Edward)
  127. The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (Recommended by Norton, Edward)
  128. Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days by Jessica Livingston (Recommended by Ohanian, Alexis)
  129. Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture by David Kushner (Recommended by Ohanian, Alexis)
  130. Still Writing by Dani Shapiro (Recommended by Popova, Maria)
  131. On the Shortness of Life by Seneca (Recommended by Popova, Maria)
  132. The Republic by Plato (Recommended by Popova, Maria)
  133. On the Move: A Life by Oliver Sacks (Recommended by Popova, Maria)
  134. The Journal of by Henry David Thoreau (Recommended by Popova, Maria)
  135. A Rap on Race by Margaret Mead and James Baldwin (Recommended by Popova, Maria)
  136. On Science, Necessity and the Love of God: Essays by Simone Weil (Recommended by Popova, Maria)
  137. Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert (Recommended by Popova, Maria)
  138. Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness by Edward Abbey (Recommended by Popova, Maria)
  139. Gathering Moss by Robin Wall Kimmerer (Recommended by Popova, Maria)
  140. I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (Recommended by Randall, Lisa)
  141. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (Recommended by Reece, Gabby)
  142. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (Recommended by Reece, Gabby)
  143. The Complete Short Stories by Ernest Hemingway (Recommended by Richman, Jessica)
  144. As a Man Thinketh by James Allen (Recommended by Robbins, Tony)
  145. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl (Recommended by Robbins, Tony)
  146. The Fourth Turning; Generations by William Strauss (Recommended by Robbins, Tony)
  147. Slow Sex by Nicole Daedone (Recommended by Robbins, Tony)
  148. Mindset by Carol Dweck (Recommended by Robbins, Tony)
  149. Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek (Recommended by Rodriguez, Robert)
  150. The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh (Recommended by Rose, Kevin)
  151. The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki (Recommended by Rose, Kevin)
  152. Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, translation by Stephen Mitchell (Recommended by Rubin, Rick)
  153. Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn (Recommended by Rubin, Rick)
  154. The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History by Boris Johnson (Recommended by Schwarzenegger, Arnold)
  155. Free to Choose by Milton Friedman (Recommended by Schwarzenegger, Arnold)
  156. California by Kevin Starr (Recommended by Schwarzenegger, Arnold)
  157. Age of Propaganda: The Everyday Use and Abuse of Persuasion by Anthony Pratkanis and Elliot Aronson (Recommended by Sethi, Ramit)
  158. The Social Animal by Elliot Aronson (Recommended by Sethi, Ramit)
  159. Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got by Jay Abraham (Recommended by Sethi, Ramit)
  160. Mindless Eating by Brian Wansink (Recommended by Sethi, Ramit)
  161. The Robert Collier Letter Book by Robert Collier (Recommended by Sethi, Ramit)
  162. Never Eat Alone, Expanded and Updated: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time by Keith Ferrazzi (Recommended by Sethi, Ramit)
  163. What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School by Mark H. McCormack (Recommended by Sethi, Ramit)
  164. Iacocca: An Autobiography by Lee Iacocca (Recommended by Sethi, Ramit)
  165. The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande (Recommended by Sethi, Ramit)
  166. TechGnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information by Erik Davis (Recommended by Silva, Jason)
  167. The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance by Steven Kotler (Recommended by Silva, Jason)
  168. The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss (Recommended by Silva, Jason)
  169. Cocktail Techniques by Kazuo Uyeda (Recommended by Skenes, Joshua)
  170. The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday (Recommended by Sommer, Christopher)
  171. the works of Robert Heinlein by Robert Heinlein (Recommended by Sommer, Christopher)
  172. What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Rahula (Recommended by Tan, Chade-Meng)
  173. In the Buddha’s Words: An Anthology of Discourses from the Pali Canon by Bhikkhu Bodhi (Recommended by Tan, Chade-Meng)
  174. Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World by Rene Girard (Recommended by Thiel, Peter)
  175. Zero to One by Peter Thiel (Recommended by von Ahn, Luis)
  176. The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz (Recommended by von Ahn, Luis)
  177. On the Road; The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac (Recommended by Waitzkin, Josh)
  178. Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu (Recommended by Waitzkin, Josh)
  179. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig (Recommended by Waitzkin, Josh)
  180. Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts (Recommended by Waitzkin, Josh)
  181. For Whom the Bell Tolls; The Old Man and the Sea; The Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Hemingway (Recommended by Waitzkin, Josh)
  182. Ernest Hemingway on Writing by Larry W. Phillips (Recommended by Waitzkin, Josh)
  183. Mindset by Carol Dweck (Recommended by Waitzkin, Josh)
  184. Dreaming Yourself Awake: Lucid Dreaming and Tibetan Dream Yoga for Insight and Transformation by B. Alan Wallace and Brian Hodel (Recommended by Waitzkin, Josh)
  185. The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller (Recommended by Waitzkin, Josh)
  186. Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger (Recommended by Waitzkin, Josh)
  187. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth (Recommended by Waitzkin, Josh)
  188. Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool (Recommended by Waitzkin, Josh)
  189. About Face: The Odyssey of an American Warrior by Colonel David H. Hackworth (Recommended by Willink, Jocko)
  190. Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy (Recommended by Willink, Jocko)

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