My Favorite Books

My Favorite Books

GREAT books

Autobiographies, Biographies, and Memoirs

  1. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl (Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank)
  2. Benjamin Franklin: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  3. David Ogilvy: Confessions of an Ad Man
  4. David Ogilvy: The Unpublished David Ogilvy
  5. Donald J. Trump: The Art of the Deal
  6. Frederick Douglass: My Bondage and My Freedom
  7. Frederick Douglass: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave
  8. Kang Chol-Hwan: The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag
  9. Malcolm X: The Autobiography of Malcolm X
  10. Mary White Rowlandson: Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
  11. Nakazawa Keiji: Hiroshima: The Autobiography of Barefoot Gen
  12. Osho: Autobiography of a Spiritually Incorrect Mystic
  13. Solomon Northup: Twelve Years A Slave
  14. Viktor Frankl: Man's Search for Meaning

Business, Marketing, and Sales

  1. Alex Hormozi: $100M Offers: How To Make Offers So Good People Feel Stupid Saying No
  2. Blair Enns: The Win Without Pitching Manifesto
  3. Blair Warren: One Sentence Persuasion Course
  4. Blair Warren: The Forbidden Keys to Persuasion
  5. Chris Evans & Taylor Welch: The Consultant Next Door: The Modern-Day Consulting Playbook for Getting Clients & Getting Paid
  6. Chris Evans & Taylor Welch: The Intelligent Advertiser: Advertising Handbook: More Customers, More Profit, More Impact
  7. Chris Voss: Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It
  8. Claude Hopkins: Scientific Advertising
  9. Dan Kennedy: Almost Alchemy: Make Any Business Of Any Size Produce More With Fewer And Less
  10. Dan Kennedy: Magnetic Marketing: How to Attract a Flood of New Customers That Pay, Stay, and Refer
  11. Dan Kennedy: No B.S. Trust Based Marketing: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Trust in an Understandibly Un-trusting World
  12. Dan Kennedy: Speak to Sell: Persuade, Influence, And Establish Authority & Promote Your Products, Services, Practice, Business, or Cause 
  13. Dan Sullivan: Always Be The Buyer: Attracting other people's highest commitment to your biggest and best standards.
  14. Dan Sullivan: The Self-Managing Company: Freeing yourself up from everything that prevents you from creating a 10x bigger future.
  15. Derek Sivers: Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur
  16. Dusan Djukich: Straight-Line Leadership: Tools for Living with Velocity and Power in Turbulent Times
  17. Eli Wilde: The Art of Enrollment
  18. Evaldo Albuquerque: The 16-Word Sales Letter: A proven method of writing multi-million-dollar copy faster than you ever thought possible
  19. Gary Halbert: The Boron Letters
  20. Harry Browne: The Secret of Selling Anything: A road map to success for the salesman… who is not aggressive, who is not a “smooth talker,” and who is not an extrovert
  21. James Webb Young: A technique for producing ideas: A simple five step formula for producing ideas
  22. John Caples: Tested Advertising
  23. John E. Kennedy: Intensive Advertising
  24. John E. Kennedy: Reason Why Advertising
  25. Jordan Belfort: The Wolf of Wall Street
  26. Keenan: Gap Selling: Getting the Customer to Yes: How Problem-Centric Selling Increases Sales by Changing Everything You Know About Relationships, Overcoming Objections, Closing and Price
  27. Keith J. Cunningham: The Road Less Stupid
  28. Kevin Daley: Socratic Selling: How to Ask the Questions That Get the Sale 
  29. Marc Wayshak: Game Plan Selling: The Definitive Rulebook for Closing the Sale in the Age of the Well-Informed Prospect
  30. Mark Joyner: The Irresistible Offer: How to Sell Your Product or Service in 3 Seconds or Less
  31. Michael Oliver: How To Sell Network Marketing Without Fear, Anxiety Or Losing Your Friends!
  32. Michael Oliver: How to ‘Sell’ The Way People Buy
  33. Naval Ravikant: The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: A Guide to Wealth and Happiness
  34. Oren Klaff: Flip the Script: Getting People to Think Your Idea Is Their Idea
  35. Oren Klaff: Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal
  36. Phil M. Jones: Exactly What to Say: The Magic Words for Influence and Impact
  37. Peter Thiel: Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
  38. Price Pritchett: Service Excellence!
  39. R.B. Sparkman: The Art of Manipulation: How to Get What You Want Out of People in Business, in Your Personal Life, and in Your Love Life
  40. Robert R. Updegraff: Obvious Adams: The Story of a Successful Businessman
  41. Russell Brunson: DotCom Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Growing Your Company Online With Sales Funnels
  42. Russell Brunson: Expert Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Converting Your Online Visitors into Lifelong Customers
  43. Scott Adams: Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter 
  44. Simon Leslie: There is no F in Sales: A book about selling in every market condition
  45. Spencer Johnson: The One Minute Salesperson
  46. Stephen Covey: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  47. Tim Ferriss: The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
  48. Victor Antonio: Response Block Selling


  1. Carl Menger: The Origins of Money
  2. Frédéric Bastiat: That Which is Seen, and That Which is Not Seen
  3. Gary North: Honest Money: The Biblical Blueprint for Money and Banking
  4. Peter Schiff: How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes

Health & Fitness 

  1. Mark Rippetoe: Pratical Programming for Strength Training
  2. Mark Rippetoe: Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training


  1. Karl Marx: The Communist Manifesto (Das Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei)
  2. Miyamoto Musashi: The Book of Five Rings
  3. Plato: The Trial and Death of Socrates: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, death scene from Phaedo
  4. Sun Tzu: The Art of War


  1. Charlie Munger: The Poor Charlie's Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger


  1. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: The Little Prince
  2. Ambrose Bierce: Owl Creek Bridge and Other Stories
  3. Budd Schulberg: What Makes Sammy Run?
  4. Charles Bukowski: Factotum
  5. Charles Bukowski: Post Office: A Novel
  6. Christopher Buckley: Thank You for Smoking: A Novel
  7. Chuck Palahniuk: Fight Club: A Novel
  8. Dino Buzzati: The Tartar Steppe
  9. Eli Wiesel: Night
  10. Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt: Monsieur Ibrahim und die Blume des Koran
  11. Erich Maria Remarque: All Quiet on the Western Front: A Novel (Im Westen nichts Neues: Roman)
  12. Ernest Hemingway: The Old Man and the Sea
  13. Franz Kafka: The Metamorphosis (Die Verwandlung)
  14. Graham Greene: Travels with my Aunt
  15. Jay McInerney: Story of my Life
  16. J. D. Salinger: The Catcher in the Rye
  17. Julien Gracq: The Opposing Shore
  18. Mario Puzo: The Godfather
  19. Max Frisch: Homo Faber (Homo Faber: Ein Bericht)
  20. O. Henry: The Gift of the Magi
  21. Oscar Wilde: The Importance of Being Earnest
  22. Oscar Wilde: The Picture of Dorian Gray
  23. Raymond Carver: Cathedral
  24. Richard Bach: Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah 
  25. Richard Bach: Jonathan Livingston Seagull
  26. Paulo Coelho: The Alchemist
  27. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby
  28. Shel Silverstein: The Giving Tree (Rise and Shine)
  29. Stefan Zweig: The Royal Game (Schachnovelle)
  30. Tama Janowitz: Slaves of New York

Philosophy, Self-Help, and Spirituality 

  1. Adi Shankara: Ātma-bodha
  2. Adi Shankara: Dakshinamurti Stotra
  3. Alan Watts: The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety
  4. Albert Camus: The Stranger
  5. Anthony de Mello: The Way to Love: The Last Meditations of Anthony de Mello
  6. Avadhuta Gita
  7. Baltasar Gracian: The Art of Worldly Wisdom
  8. Bruce Lee: Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living
  9. Cesar Milan: Be the Pack Leader: Use Cesar's Way to Transform Your Dog . . . and Your Life
  10. Darryl Bailey: Dismantling the Fantasy: An Invitation to the Fullness of Life
  11. Darryl Bailey: Essence: Slipping Past the Shadows of Illusion 
  12. Darryl Bailey: Finding Wholeness, Harmony, and Rest: Exposing the Conflict in All Thinking
  13. Darryl Bailey: "What the...": A Conversation about Living
  14. David R. Hawkins: Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender
  15. David R. Hawkins: Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behaviour
  16. David R. Hawkins: The Eye of the I: From Which Nothing Is Hidden
  17. David R. Hawkins: The Map of Consciousness Explained: A Proven Energy Scale to Actualize Your Ultimate Potential
  18. Dr. Joe Dispenza: Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One
  19. Eckhart Tolle: The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
  20. Esther Hicks and Jerry Hicks: The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham
  21. Friedrich Nietzsche: Also Sprach Zarathustra
  22. Friedrich Nietzsche: Jenseits von Gut und Böse
  23. Gerald G. Jampolsky MD: Love Is Letting Go of Fear
  24. Göran Backlund: Refuting The External World
  25. H. Spencer Lewis: Mental Poisoning
  26. Henry David Thoreau: Walden
  27. Heraclitus: Fragments The Collected Wisdom of Heraclitus
  28. Hermann Hesse: Siddharta
  29. Huang Po: The Zen Teaching of Huang Po: On the Transmission of Mind
  30. Ikkyu: Crow With No Mouth: 15th Century Zen Master
  31. James Allen: As A Man Thinketh
  32. Jed McKenna: Dreamstate: A Conspiracy Theory: Volume 2 (The Dreamstate Trilogy)
  33. Jed McKenna: Jed Talks #1: Essays, Teachings, Rants & Frivolous Frivolity
  34. Jed McKenna: Jed Talks #2: Away from the Things of Man 
  35. Jed McKenna: Jed Talks #3: The Tao of the Large-Breasted Goddess with the Shapely Behind 
  36. Jed McKenna: Spiritual Enlightenment, the Damnedest Thing: Book One of The Enlightenment Trilogy
  37. Jed McKenna: Spiritually Incorrect Enlightenment: Book Two of The Enlightenment Trilogy
  38. Jed McKenna: Spiritual Warfare: Book Three of The Enlightenment Trilogy
  39. Jed McKenna: Theory of Everything: The Enlightened Perspective (Dreamstate Trilogy)
  40. Jiddu Krishnamurti: Think on These Things
  41. John Astin: Rain In The Monsoon
  42. John C. Maxwell: Leadershift: The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace
  43. Kamal Ravikant: Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It
  44. Kapil Gupta: A Master's Secret Whispers: For those who abhor the noise and seek The Truth about life and living
  45. Kapil Gupta: Atmamun: The Path To Achieving The Bliss Of The Himalayan Swamis. And The Freedom Of A Living God.
  46. Kapil Gupta: Direct Truth: Uncompromising, non-prescriptive Truths to the enduring questions of life
  47. Khalil Gibran: The Prophet: Kahlil Gibran
  48. Marcus Aurelius: Meditations
  49. Mark Manson: Models: Attract Women Through Honesty
  50. Montaigne: The Complete Essays of Montaigne
  51. Mooji: Before I Am: The Direct Recognition of Truth
  52. Mooji: Vaster Than Sky, Greater Than Space: What You Are Before You Became
  53. Nassim Nicholas Taleb: Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
  54. Nassim Nicholas Taleb: Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility"
  55. Nassim Nicholas Taleb: Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
  56. Nassim Nicholas Taleb: Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
  57. Nassim Nicholas Taleb: The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms
  58. Neville Goddard: Feeling Is the Secret
  59. Neville Goddard: The Power of Awareness
  60. Nisargadatta Maharaj: Consciousness and The Absolute: The Final Talks of Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
  61. Osho: Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously (Insights for a New Way of Living)
  62. Osho: Creativity (Insights for a New Way of Living) 
  63. Osho: I Am That: Discourses on the Isha Upanishad
  64. Osho: My Way: The Way of the White Clouds
  65. Osho: Sex Matters: From Sex to Superconsciousness
  66. Osho: The Art of Living and Dying: Celebrating Life and Celebrating Death
  67. Osho: The Book of Nothing: Hsin Hsin Ming
  68. Osho: The Book of Women: Celebrating the Female Spirit (Foundations of a New Humanity)
  69. Osho: The Buddha Said: Meeting the Challenge of Life's Difficulties
  70. Osho: The Empty Boat: Encounters with Nothingness
  71. Osho: The Great Challenge: Exploring The World Within
  72. Osho: The Inner Journey
  73. Osho: The Mustard Seed: The Revolutionary Teachings of Jesus
  74. Osho: The Sun Rises In The Evening
  75. Osho: The White Lotus: Discourses on Fragmentary Notes of Bodhidharma's Disciples
  76. Osho: Walking in Zen, Sitting in Zen: Responses to Disciples' and Visitors' Questions and Zen Stories
  77. Osho: When The Shoe Fits: Stories of the Taoist Mystic Chuang Tzu
  78. Osho: Zarathustra: The Laughing Prophet
  79. Paul Owens with Norma Eckroate: The Dog Whisperer: A Compassionate, Nonviolent Approach to Dog Training
  80. Price Pritchett: You 2: A High Velocity Formula for Multiplying Your Personal Effectiveness in Quantum Leaps
  81. Rainer Marie Rilke: Letters to a Young Poet (Briefe an einen jungen Dichter)
  82. Ramana Maharshi: Who am I
  83. Ramesh Balsekar: A Duet of One: The Ashtavakra Gita Dialogue
  84. Ramesh Balsekar: Let Life Flow: Meeting The Challenges Of Daily Living In A Calm, Peaceful Way
  85. Ramesh Balsekar: The End of Duality
  86. Ribhu Gita Chapter 26
  87. Robert Adams: The Silence of the Heart: Dialogues with Robert Adams
  88. Robert Saltzman: Depending on No-Thing
  89. Sam Harris: Lying
  90. Sam Harris: Free Will
  91. Scott Adams: God's Debris: A Thought Experiment
  92. Scott Adams: How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life
  93. Scott Adams: The Religion War
  94. Seneca: Letters from a Stoic: Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium
  95. Seneca: On the Shortness of Life: Life Is Long If You Know How to Use It
  96. Sengcan: Hsin Hsin Ming
  97. Shitou: Inside the Grass Hut: Living Shitou's Classic Zen Poem
  98. Stuart Wilde: Life Was Never Meant to Be a Struggle
  99. Stuart Wilde: Silent Power
  100. Swami Dayananda Saraswati: Introduction to Vedanta
  101. Swami Dayananda Saraswati: Problem is You Solution is You
  102. Swami Dayananda Saraswati: Surrender and Freedom
  103. Swami Dayananda Saraswati: Teaching Tradition of Advaita Vedanta
  104. Swami Dayananda Saraswati: The Value of Values
  105. Swami Muktananda: I Am That: The Science of Hamsa from the Vijnana Bhairava
  106. Swami Rama: Enlightenment Without God (Mandukya Upanishad)
  107. T. Harv Eker: Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth
  108. Thich Nhat Hanh: No Death, No Fear: Comforting Wisdom for Life
  109. Tony Parsons: Open Secret
  110. U.G. Krishnamurti: Mind is a Myth: Disquieting Conversations with the Man Called U.G.
  111. U.G. Krishnamurti: The Mystique of Enlightenment: The Radical Ideas of U.G. Krishnamurti
  112. U.G. Krishnamurti: Thought is Your Enemy
  113. Vaiyai R. Subramaniam: All is One (Ellam Ondre)
  114. William Irvine: A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art Of Stoic Joy


  1. Barry Schwartz: The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less
  2. Carl Rogers: Active Listening
  3. Robert Cialdini: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
  4. Sigmund Freud: Civilization and Its Discontents


  1. Stephen King: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

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Updated May 24, 2022