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James Altucher is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, author, venture capitalist and podcaster. He has founded or cofounded more than 20 companies. He has published 20 books, and he is a contributor to publications including The Financial Times and The Huffington Post
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Bitcoin Billionaires
A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption
Ben Mezrich - May 21, 2019
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The fascinating story of brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss's big bet on crypto-currency and its dazzling pay-off.Planning to start careers as venture capitalists, the brothers quickly discover that no one will take their money after their fight with Zuckerberg. While nursing their wounds in Ibiza, they accidentally run into an eccentric charact...
James Altucher
Jul 16, 2020
@pravin310 @benmezrich Great book by a great writer. Always have fun speaking with Ben on the podcast.     source
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Pity the Reader
On Writing With Style
Kurt Vonnegut - Nov 05, 2019
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The art and craft of writing by one of the few grandmasters of American literature, a bonanza for writers and listeners written by Kurt Vonnegut's former student.Here is an entirely new side of Kurt Vonnegut, Vonnegut as a teacher of writing. Of course, he has given us glimpses in his aphorisms, short essays, articles, and speeches. But, never befo...
James Altucher
Mar 30, 2020
@ericarhodes You'd maybe like this excellent recent book breaking down Kurt Vonnegut's writing style: This and "Consider This" by @chuckpalahniuk my all-time favorite books on writing.     source
Slaughterhouse-Five
A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)
Kurt Vonnegut - Jan 12, 1999 (first published in 1969)
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Slaughterhouse-Five is a satirical novel by Kurt Vonnegut about World War II experiences and journeys through time of a chaplain's assistant named Billy Pilgrim. It is generally recognized as Vonnegut's most influential and popular work. Vonnegut's use of the firebombing of Dresden as a central event makes the novel semi-autobiographical, because h...
James Altucher
Mar 30, 2020
@ericarhodes Slaughterhouse 5 in my top 10 books ever. I have a story about "Catch 22" and the Heller family if we run into each other again. Also one of my favorites.     source
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Dust
Hugh Howey - Mar 22, 2016 (first published in 2013)
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Wool  introduced the world of the silo.  Shift  told the story of its creation.  Dust  will describe its downfall. Juliette, now mayor of Silo 18, doesnt trust Silo 1, especially its leader, Donald. But in the world of the Silos, there is no black and white everything is shades of gray. Donald may not be the monster Juliette thinks he is, and may ...
James Altucher
Mar 29, 2020
@BobMuir @hughhowey Love the entire series. Great books.     source
Shift
Hugh Howey - Mar 22, 2016 (first published in 2013)
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In 2007, the Center for Automation in Nanobiotech (CAN) outlined the hardware and software platforms that would one day allow robots smaller than human cells to make medical diagnoses, conduct repairs, and even self-propagate. In the same year, the CBS network re-aired a program about the effects of propranolol on sufferers of extreme trauma. A sim...
James Altucher
Mar 29, 2020
@BobMuir @hughhowey Love the entire series. Great books.     source
Wool
Hugh Howey - Mar 12, 2013 (first published in 2012)
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For suspense-filled, post-apocalyptic thrillers, Wool is more than a self-published ebook phenomenon―it’s the new standard in classic science fiction.In a ruined and toxic future, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect the...
James Altucher
Mar 29, 2020
@BobMuir @hughhowey Love the entire series. Great books.     source
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The Road
Cormac McCarthy - Mar 28, 2006
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The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive.A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, ...
James Altucher
Mar 29, 2020
@jonmaimon I am an optimist. But I love the book, "The Road". Do I think we get there? Not at all. But still a good read.     source
Station Eleven
Emily St. John Mandel - Jun 02, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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A National Book Award FinalistA PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist Kirsten Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devastating flu pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end. Twenty...
James Altucher
Mar 29, 2020
Best dystopian books? I'm going with - "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy - "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel You?     source
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
Lori Gottlieb - Apr 02, 2019
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One day, Lori Gottlieb is a therapist who helps patients in her Los Angeles practice. The next, a crisis causes her world to come crashing down. Enter Wendell, the quirky but seasoned therapist in whose office she suddenly lands. With his balding head, cardigan, and khakis, he seems to have come straight from Therapist Central Casting. Yet he will ...
James Altucher
Mar 25, 2020
my QUARANTINE BOOK GIVEAWAY. I'm giving away to 6 people 6 of my favorite "quarantine books". All u have to do is share your favorite books in the comments to my IG post here: (going to start doing this every month). Lots of good suggestions already.     source
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The War of Art
Steven Pressfield - Jun 16, 2015 (first published in 2002)
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Internationally bestselling author of Last of the Amazons, Gates of Fire, and Tides of War, Steven Pressfield delivers a guide to inspire and support those who struggle to express their creativity. Pressfield believes that “resistance” is the greatest enemy, and he offers many unique and helpful ways to overcome it....
James Altucher
Mar 25, 2020
my QUARANTINE BOOK GIVEAWAY. I'm giving away to 6 people 6 of my favorite "quarantine books". All u have to do is share your favorite books in the comments to my IG post here: (going to start doing this every month). Lots of good suggestions already.     source
Tiny Beautiful Things
Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
Cheryl Strayed - Jul 10, 2012
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Life can be hard: your lover cheats on you; you lose a family member; you cant pay the billsand it can be great: youve had the hottest sex of your life; you get that plum job; you muster the courage to write your novel. Sugarthe once-anonymous online columnist at The Rumpus, now revealed as Cheryl Strayed, author of the bestselling memoir Wildis th...
James Altucher
Mar 25, 2020
my QUARANTINE BOOK GIVEAWAY. I'm giving away to 6 people 6 of my favorite "quarantine books". All u have to do is share your favorite books in the comments to my IG post here: (going to start doing this every month). Lots of good suggestions already.     source
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