Peter Attia
Book Recommendations

  • 10% Happier

    10% Happier

    10% Happier

    Dan Harris
    Self-Help
    3.91 (95,186)

    Nightline anchor dan harris embarks on an unexpected, hilarious, and deeply skeptical odyssey through the strange worlds of spirituality and self-help, and discovers a way to get happier that is truly achievable.after having a nationally televised panic attack on good morning america, dan harris knew he had to make some changes. a lifelong nonbeliever, he found himself on a bizarre adventure, involving a disgraced pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a gaggle of brain scientists. eventually, harris realized that the source of his problems was the very thing he always

    Peter Attia

    loved the book, and I read it.

    Dec 18, 2014 — Source

  • This Is Water

    This Is Water

    This Is Water

    David Foster Wallace
    Self-Help
    4.5 (26,163)

    Only once did david foster wallace give a public talk on his views on life, during a commencement address given in 2005 at kenyon college. the speech is reprinted for the first time in book form in this is water. how does one keep from going through their comfortable, prosperous adult life unconsciously? how do we get ourselves out of the foreground of our thoughts and achieve compassion? the speech captures wallace's electric intellect as well as his grace in attention to others. after his death, it became a treasured

    Peter Attia

    I’ve listened more than 100 times to the audio each time learning something

    Apr 20, 2019 — Source

  • Forgive and Remember

    Forgive and Remember

    Forgive and Remember

    Charles L. Bosk
    3.8 (151)

    On its initial publication, forgive and remember emerged as the definitive study of the training and lives of young surgeons. now with an extensive new preface, epilogue, and appendix by the author, reflecting on the changes that have taken place since the book's original publication, this updated second edition of charles l. bosk's classic study is as timely as ever.

    Peter Attia

    Books that had the single biggest impact on Attia's life

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  • Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me)

    Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me)

    Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me)

    Carol Tavris,Elliot Aronson
    4.01 (24,980)

    Why do people dodge responsibility when things fall apart? why the parade of public figures unable to own up when they screw up? why the endless marital quarrels over who is right? why can we see hypocrisy in others but not in ourselves? are we all liars? or do we really believe the stories we tell? renowned social psychologists carol tavris and elliot aronson take a compelling look into how the brain is wired for self-justification. when we make mistakes, we must calm the cognitive dissonance that jars our feelings

    Peter Attia

    Mistakes Were Made, But Not By Me, is a book about cognitive dissonance, and its one of the few books that at the moment I finished it I not only reread it but I bought it for about ten people

    Dec 13, 2018 — Source

  • Jonathan Livingston Seagull

    Jonathan Livingston Seagull

    Jonathan Livingston Seagull

    Richard Bach
    Fables
    3.85 (224,344)

    This is a story for people who follow their hearts and make their own rules...people who get special pleasure out of doing something well, even if only for themselves...people who know there's more to this living than meets the eye: they’ll be right there with jonathan, flying higher and faster than ever they dreamed.jonathan livingston seagull is no ordinary bird. he believes it is every gull's right to fly, to reach the ultimate freedom of challenge and discovery, finding his greatest reward in teaching younger gulls the joy of flight

    Peter Attia

    I’d encourage [young people] to read Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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  • I Don't Want to Talk About It

    I Don't Want to Talk About It

    I Don't Want to Talk About It

    Terrence Real
    Self-Help
    4.27 (1,776)

    Twenty years of experience treating men and their families has convinced psychotherapist terrence real that depression is a silent epidemic in men; that men hide their condition from family, friends, and themselves to avoid the stigma of depression's "un-manliness." problems that we think of as typically male; difficulty with intimacy, workaholism, alcoholism, abusive behavior, and rage-are really attempts to escape depression. and these escape attempts only hurt the people men love and pass their condition on to their children.this ground breaking book is the "pathway out of darkness" that these

    Peter Attia

    I’m moved to share one of the most important books I’ve read, reread, and gifted to many friends.

    Jun 8, 2018 — Source

  • The Presidents Club

    The Presidents Club

    The Presidents Club

    Michael Duffy,Nancy Gibbs
    4.15 (9,870)

    The presidents club, established at dwight eisenhower's inauguration by harry truman and herbert hoover, is a complicated place: its members are bound forever by the experience of the oval office and yet are eternal rivals for history's favor. among their secrets: how jack kennedy tried to blame ike for the bay of pigs. how ike quietly helped reagan win his first race in 1966. how richard nixon conspired with lyndon johnson to get elected and then betrayed him. how jerry ford and jimmy carter turned a deep enmity into an

    Peter Attia

    Just about to finish this book for the second time. Damn, I cant say enough about it.

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  • "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"

    "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"

    "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"

    Richard P. Feynman
    4.26 (179,158)

    A new york times bestseller—the outrageous exploits of one of this century's greatest scientific minds and a legendary american original.richard feynman, winner of the nobel prize in physics, thrived on outrageous adventures. here he recounts in his inimitable voice his experience trading ideas on atomic physics with einstein and bohr and ideas on gambling with nick the greek; cracking the uncrackable safes guarding the most deeply held nuclear secrets; accompanying a ballet on his bongo drums; painting a naked female toreador. in short, here is feynman's life in all its

    Peter Attia

    The book I’ve recommended most is Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman

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  • The Transformed Cell

    The Transformed Cell

    The Transformed Cell

    John M. Barr,Stephen A. Rosenberg
    4.3 (61)

    The great moments of scientific discovery all too often occur in the far reaches of the laboratory, hidden from the public eye. rarely do readers have an opportunity to comprehend the exhilaration and sense of awe scientists feel as they finally make a breakthrough in understanding the complex web of nature. the transformed cell changes all that. dr. steven rosenberg, one of the world's leading surgeons, provides an extraordinary glimpse inside the workings of the scientific process. moreover, he tells a story of hope: of a devoted doctor's exciting advances

    Peter Attia

    The book that has a single biggest impact in my life

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  • How to Change Your Mind

    How to Change Your Mind

    How to Change Your Mind

    POLLAN MICHAEL
    Body
    Mind & Spirit
    4.19 (60,738)

    When lsd was first discovered in the 1940s, it seemed to researchers, scientists and doctors as if the world might be on the cusp of psychological revolution. it promised to shed light on the deep mysteries of consciousness, as well as offer relief to addicts and the mentally ill. but in the 1960s, with the vicious backlash against the counter-culture, all further research was banned. in recent years, however, work has quietly begun again on the amazing potential of lsd, psilocybin and dmt. could these drugs in fact improve the

    Peter Attia

    You should definitely read Pollan’s book as well.

    Jul 2, 2018 — Source

  • Solve for Happy

    Solve for Happy

    Solve for Happy

    Mo Gawdat
    Self-Help
    3.96 (5,274)

    Mo gawdat is a remarkable thinker and the chief business officer at google’s [x], an elite team of engineers that comprise google’s futuristic “dream factory.” applying his superior skills of logic and problem solving to the issue of happiness, he proposes an algorithm based on an understanding of how the brain takes in and processes joy and sadness. then he solves for happy.in 2001 mo gawdat realized that despite his incredible success, he was desperately unhappy. a lifelong learner, he attacked the problem as an engineer would: examining all the

    Peter Attia

    Solve for Happy is probably in the number two spot

    Dec 13, 2018 — Source

  • Being Wrong

    Being Wrong

    Being Wrong

    Kathryn Schulz
    Philosophy
    3.94 (6,411)

    In the tradition of the wisdom of crowds and predictably irrational comes being wrong, an illuminating exploration of what it means to be in error and why homo sapiens tend to tacitly assume (or loudly insist) that they are right about almost everything. kathryn schulz, editor of grist magazine, argues that error is the fundamental human condition and should be celebrated as such. guiding the reader through the history and psychology of error, from socrates to alan greenspan, being wrong will change the way you perceive screw-ups, both of the

    Peter Attia

    Book humanity needs right now

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  • The Transformed Cell

    The Transformed Cell

    The Transformed Cell

    John M. Barry,Steven A. Rosenberg
    4.3 (61)

    (the story of the new scientific breakthroughs that have revolutionized the treatment of cancer and other terminal illnesses. the author is a world authority on cancer and its treatment. his quest for a cure began in 1968 when a patient of his with inoperable cancer recovered spontaneously. had the man's immune system somehow killed the tumour? and if so, can the body rid itself of cancer? from this moment on, dr rosenberg seized upon immunotherapy as the most promising path towards a cure for the disease. most recently he has

    Peter Attia

    the books I’ve read the most

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  • The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide

    The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide

    The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide

    James Fadiman
    4.19 (2,086)

    Psychedelics for spiritual, therapeutic, and problem-solving use - presents practices for safe and successful psychedelic voyages, including the benefits of having a guide and how to be a guide - reviews the value of psychedelics for healing and self-discovery as well as how lsd has facilitated scientific and technical problem-solving - reveals how ultra-low doses improve cognitive functioning, emotional balance, and physical stamina this year 600,000 people in the u.s. alone will try lsd for the the first time, joining the 23 million who have already experimented with this substance.

    Peter Attia

    Book humanity needs right now

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  • On Confidence

    On Confidence

    On Confidence

    The School of Life
    Conduct of life
    4.03 (1,612)

    The difference between success and failure often hangs on a concept that our standard education system never touches: confidence. on confidence walks us around the key issues that stop us from making more of our potential. we hear about the impostor syndrome, the wisdom of imagining the great in their bathrooms, and what nietzsche and montaigne (among others) have to tell us about resilience and courage. we often stay stuck with the level of confidence we have because we regard being confident as a matter of good luck. in fact,

    Peter Attia

    I came across the book recently and was impressed.

    Aug 13, 2019 — Source

  • Altered Traits

    Altered Traits

    Altered Traits

    Daniel Goleman,Richard J. Davidson
    3.91 (3,546)

    In the last twenty years, meditation and mindfulness have gone from being kind of cool to becoming an omnipresent band-aid for fixing everything from your weight to your relationship to your achievement level. unveiling here the kind of cutting-edge research that has made them giants in their fields, daniel goleman and richard davidson show us the truth about what meditation can really do for us, as well as exactly how to get the most out of it.sweeping away common misconceptions and neuromythology to open readers' eyes to the ways data

    Peter Attia

    a great book

    Dec 13, 2018 — Source

  • The Four Agreements

    The Four Agreements

    The Four Agreements

    Don Miguel Ruiz,Janet Mills
    Family & Relationships
    4.16 (270,251)

    In the four agreements, don miguel ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. based on ancient toltec wisdom, the four agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. the four agreements are: be impeccable with your word, don't take anything personally, don't make assumptions, always do your best.

    Peter Attia

    I’m usually reading something to make me better. The current book is The Four Agreements

    Jul 10, 2017 — Source

  • An Atlas of Atherosclerosis Progression and Regression (Encyclopedia of Visual Medicine) (Encyclopedia of Visual Medicine)

    An Atlas of Atherosclerosis Progression and Regression (Encyclopedia of Visual Medicine) (Encyclopedia of Visual Medicine)

    An Atlas of Atherosclerosis Progression and Regression (Encyclopedia of Visual Medicine) (Encyclopedia of Visual Medicine)

    Herbert C. Stary
    Medical
    4.5 (2)

    This uniquely illustrated atlas and text explains the evolution of atherosclerosis from initially minimal lipid deposits in the arteries of children, through histologically advanced but clinically silent lesions present in most younger adults, to lesion types that obstruct the vascular lumen and produce symptoms. to physicians and researchers, the volume offers a standard framework of histological morphologies of atherosclerotic lesions, providing a basis for correlation with morphologies determined by a variety of clinical imaging techniques and for recognizing changes in lesion progression, stabilization, or regression.

    Peter Attia

    You don't understand atherosclerosis until you've studied this book.

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  • The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide

    The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide

    The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide

    James Fadiman
    Body
    Mind & Spirit
    4.19 (2,086)

    Psychedelics for spiritual, therapeutic, and problem-solving use - presents practices for safe and successful psychedelic voyages, including the benefits of having a guide and how to be a guide - reviews the value of psychedelics for healing and self-discovery as well as how lsd has facilitated scientific and technical problem-solving - reveals how ultra-low doses improve cognitive functioning, emotional balance, and physical stamina this year 600,000 people in the u.s. alone will try lsd for the the first time, joining the 23 million who have already experimented with this substance.

    Peter Attia

    A book I feel humanity needs right now

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  • Becoming Steve Jobs

    Becoming Steve Jobs

    Becoming Steve Jobs

    Brent Schlender,Rick Tetzeli
    Biography & Autobiography
    4.06 (17,144)

    #1 new york times bestseller there have been many books—on a large and small scale—about steve jobs, one of the most famous ceos in history. but this book is different from all the others.becoming steve jobs takes on and breaks down the existing myth and stereotypes about steve jobs. the conventional, one-dimensional view of jobs is that he was half-genius, half-jerk from youth, an irascible and selfish leader who slighted friends and family alike. becoming steve jobs answers the central question about the life and career of the apple cofounder

    Peter Attia

    Biographies of people who have ‘built skyscrapers’ (my term)

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  • The Double Helix

    The Double Helix

    The Double Helix

    James D. Watson
    Bible
    3.86 (17,009)

    By identifying the structure of dna, the molecule of life, francis crick and james watson revolutionized biochemistry & won themselves a nobel prize. at the time, watson was only 24, a young scientist hungry to make his mark. his uncompromisingly honest account of the heady days of their thrilling sprint against other world-class researchers to solve one of science's greatest mysteries gives a dazzlingly clear picture of a world of brilliant scientists with great gifts, very human ambitions & bitter rivalries. with humility unspoiled by false modesty, watson relates his

    Peter Attia

    Biographies of people who have ‘built skyscrapers’ (my term)

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  • King of Hearts

    King of Hearts

    King of Hearts

    G. Wayne Miller
    Biography & Autobiography
    4.33 (417)

    Few of the great stories of medicine are as palpably dramatic as the invention of open-heart surgery, yet, until now, no journalist has ever brought all of the thrilling specifics of this triumph to life.this is the story of the surgeon many call the father of open-heart surgery, dr. c. walton lillehei, who, along with colleagues at university hospital in minneapolis and a small band of pioneers elsewhere, accomplished what many experts considered to be an impossible feat: he opened the heart, repaired fatal defects, and made the miraculous routine.acclaimed

    Peter Attia

    Biographies of people who have ‘built skyscrapers’ (my term)

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  • One Bullet Away
    Peter Attia

    A book I've read more than once

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  • Charlotte's Web

    Charlotte's Web

    Charlotte's Web

    E. B White
    4.18 (1,593,950)

    This beloved book by e. b. white, author of stuart little and the trumpet of the swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect." this high-quality paperback features vibrant illustrations colorized by rosemary wells!some pig. humble. radiant. these are the words in charlotte's web, high up in zuckerman's barn. charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named wilbur, who simply wants a friend. they also express the love of a girl named fern, who saved wilbur's life when he was born the runt

    Peter Attia

    Included in Peter Attia's book list

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  • The Talent Code

    The Talent Code

    The Talent Code

    Daniel Coyle
    Psychology
    4.02 (23,014)

    What is the secret of talent? how do we unlock it? in this groundbreaking work, journalist and new york times bestselling author daniel coyle provides parents, teachers, coaches, businesspeople—and everyone else—with tools they can use to maximize potential in themselves and others. whether you're coaching soccer or teaching a child to play the piano, writing a novel or trying to improve your golf swing, this revolutionary book shows you how to grow talent by tapping into a newly discovered brain mechanism.drawing on cutting-edge neurology and firsthand research gathered on journeys

    Peter Attia

    A book I've read more than once

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  • Dancing Naked in the Mind Field

    Dancing Naked in the Mind Field

    Dancing Naked in the Mind Field

    Kary Mullis
    Biography & Autobiography
    3.79 (1,431)

    Here is a multidimensional playland of ideas from the world's most eccentric nobel-prize winning scientist. kary mullis is legendary for his invention of pcr, which redefined the world of dna, genetics, and forensic science. he is also a surfer, a veteran of berkeley in the sixties, and perhaps the only nobel laureate to describe a possible encounter with aliens. a scientist of boundless curiosity, he refuses to accept any proposition based on secondhand or hearsay evidence, and always looks for the "money trail" when scientists make announcements. mullis writes with

    Peter Attia

    Biographies of people who have ‘built skyscrapers’ (my term)

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  • The Puzzle People

    The Puzzle People

    The Puzzle People

    Thomas Starzl
    4.06 (155)

    Given the tensions and demands of medicine, highly successful physicians and surgeons rarely achieve equal success as prose writers. it is truly extraordinary that a major, international pioneer in the controversial field of transplant surgery should have written a spellbinding, and heart-wrenching, autobiography.thomas starzl grew up in lemars, iowa, the son of a newspaper publisher and a nurse. his father also wrote science fiction and was acquainted with the writer ray bradbury. starzl left the family business to enter northwestern university medical school where he earned both and m.d. and

    Peter Attia

    Biographies of people who have ‘built skyscrapers’ (my term)

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  • The Puzzle People

    The Puzzle People

    The Puzzle People

    Thomas Starzl
    4.06 (155)

    Given the tensions and demands of medicine, highly successful physicians and surgeons rarely achieve equal success as prose writers. it is truly extraordinary that a major, international pioneer in the controversial field of transplant surgery should have written a spellbinding, and heart-wrenching, autobiography.thomas starzl grew up in lemars, iowa, the son of a newspaper publisher and a nurse. his father also wrote science fiction and was acquainted with the writer ray bradbury. starzl left the family business to enter northwestern university medical school where he earned both and m.d. and

    Peter Attia

    Included in Peter Attia's book list

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  • Black Edge

    Black Edge

    Black Edge

    Sheelah Kolhatkar
    Business & Economics
    4.16 (11,668)

    Steven a. cohen changed wall street. he and his fellow pioneers of the hedge fund industry didn't lay railroads, build factories, or invent new technologies. rather, they made their billions through speculation, by placing bets in the market that turned out to be right more often than wrong and for this, they gained not only extreme personal wealth but formidable influence throughout society. hedge funds now oversee more than $3 trillion in assets, and the competition between them is so fierce that traders will do whatever they can to get

    Peter Attia

    Included in Peter Attia's book list

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  • Infinite Jest

    Infinite Jest

    Infinite Jest

    David Foster Wallace
    Fiction
    4.26 (81,959)

    A gargantuan, mind-altering tragi-comedy about the pursuit of happiness in america. set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, infinite jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, infinite jest bends every

    Peter Attia

    I have always wanted to read Infinite Jest

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  • Charlotte's Web

    Charlotte's Web

    Charlotte's Web

    E.B. White,Garth Williams,Rosemary Wells
    4.18 (1,593,866)

    This beloved book by e. b. white, author of stuart little and the trumpet of the swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect." this high-quality paperback features vibrant illustrations colorized by rosemary wells!some pig. humble. radiant. these are the words in charlotte's web, high up in zuckerman's barn. charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named wilbur, who simply wants a friend. they also express the love of a girl named fern, who saved wilbur's life when he was born the runt

    Peter Attia

    Sitting in the back of the beat up old station wagon reading

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  • Red Notice

    Red Notice

    Red Notice

    Bill Browder
    Biography & Autobiography
    4.41 (64,504)

    A real-life political thriller about an american financier in the wild east of russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his dangerous mission to expose the kremlin's corruption.bill browder's journey started on the south side of chicago and moved through stanford business school to the dog-eat-dog world of hedge fund investing in the 1990s. it continued in moscow, where browder made his fortune heading the largest investment fund in russia after the soviet union's collapse. but when he exposed the corrupt oligarchs who were robbing the companies

    Peter Attia

    I’m always reading about something that happened.

    Jul 10, 2017 — Source

  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things

    The Hard Thing About Hard Things

    The Hard Thing About Hard Things

    Ben Horowitz
    Business & Economics
    4.23 (72,998)

    A lot of people talk about how great it is to start a business, but only ben horowitz is brutally honest about how hard it is to run one.in the hard thing about hard things, ben horowitz, cofounder of andreessen horowitz and one of silicon valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, draws on his own story of founding, running, selling, buying, managing, and investing in technology companies to offer essential advice and practical wisdom for navigating the toughest problems business schools don't cover. his blog has garnered a devoted following

    Peter Attia

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  • The Presidents Club

    The Presidents Club

    The Presidents Club

    Michael Duffy,Nancy Gibbs
    4.15 (9,870)

    The presidents club, established at dwight eisenhower's inauguration by harry truman and herbert hoover, is a complicated place: its members are bound forever by the experience of the oval office and yet are eternal rivals for history's favor. among their secrets: how jack kennedy tried to blame ike for the bay of pigs. how ike quietly helped reagan win his first race in 1966. how richard nixon conspired with lyndon johnson to get elected and then betrayed him. how jerry ford and jimmy carter turned a deep enmity into an

    Peter Attia

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  • The Rommel Papers

    The Rommel Papers

    The Rommel Papers

    B. H. Liddell-Hart
    4.22 (1,471)

    When erwin rommel died-by forced suicide at hitler's command-he left behind in various ingenious hiding places the papers that recorded the story of his dramatic career and the exact details of his masterly campaigns. it was his custom to dictate each evening a running narrative of the day's events and, after each battle, to summarize its course and the lessons to be learned from it. he wrote, almost daily, intimate and outspoken letters to his wife in which his private feelings and-after the tide had turned-forebodings found expression. to this

    Peter Attia

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  • The Most Important Thing

    The Most Important Thing

    The Most Important Thing

    Howard Marks
    4.28 (11,100)

    "this is that rarity, a useful book."--warren buffetthoward marks, the chairman and cofounder of oaktree capital management, is renowned for his insightful assessments of market opportunity and risk. after four decades spent ascending to the top of the investment management profession, he is today sought out by the world's leading value investors, and his client memos brim with insightful commentary and a time-tested, fundamental philosophy. now for the first time, all readers can benefit from marks's wisdom, concentrated into a single volume that speaks to both the amateur and seasoned

    Peter Attia

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  • Where Men Win Glory

    Where Men Win Glory

    Where Men Win Glory

    Jon Krakauer
    Biography & Autobiography
    4.01 (35,785)

    Like the men whose epic stories jon krakauer has told in his previous bestsellers, pat tillman was an irrepressible individualist and iconoclast. in may 2002, tillman walked away from his $3.6 million nfl contract to enlist in the united states army. he was deeply troubled by 9/11, and he felt a strong moral obligation to join the fight against al-qaeda and the taliban. two years later, he died on a desolate hillside in southeastern afghanistan.though obvious to most of the two dozen soldiers on the scene that a ranger in

    Peter Attia

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  • The Corner

    The Corner

    The Corner

    David Simon,Edward Burns
    4.44 (5,795)

    The crime-infested intersection of west fayette and monroe streets is well-known--and cautiously avoided--by most of baltimore. but this notorious corner's 24-hour open-air drug market provides the economic fuel for a dying neighborhood. david simon, an award-winning author and crime reporter, and edward burns, a 20-year veteran of the urban drug war, tell the chilling story of this desolate crossroad.through the eyes of one broken family--two drug-addicted adults and their smart, vulnerable 15-year-old son, deandre mccollough, simon and burns examine the sinister realities of inner cities across the country and unflinchingly

    Peter Attia

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  • King of the World

    King of the World

    King of the World

    David Remnick
    Biography & Autobiography
    4.27 (3,891)

    There were mythic sports figures before him--jack johnson, babe ruth, joe louis, joe dimaggio--but when cassius clay burst onto the sports scene from his native louisville in the 1950s, he broke the mold. he changed the world of sports and went on to change the world itself. as muhammad ali, he would become the most recognized face on the planet. ali was a transcendent athlete and entertainer, a heavyweight fred astaire, a rapper before rap was born. he was a mirror of his era, a dynamic figure in the racial

    Peter Attia

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  • Good Calories, Bad Calories

    Good Calories, Bad Calories

    Good Calories, Bad Calories

    Gary Taubes
    Health & Fitness
    4.17 (9,168)

    For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. yet despite this advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of obesity and diabetes. taubes argues that the problem lies in refined carbohydrates, like white flour, easily digested starches, and sugars, and that the key to good health is the kind of calories we take in, not the number. in this groundbreaking book, award-winning science writer gary taubes shows us that almost everything

    Peter Attia

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