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Mr. Money Mustache is the website and pseudonym of Canadian-born blogger Peter Adeney. Adeney retired from his job as a software engineer in 2005 at age 30 by spending only a small percentage of his annual salary and consistently investing the remainder, primarily in stock market index funds.
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A Random Walk Down Wall Street
The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing (Twelfth Edition)
by Burton G. Malkiel (Jan 13, 2020)
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Whether you’re considering your first 401k contribution, contemplating retirement, or anywhere in between, A Random Walk Down Wall Street is the best investment guide money can buy. In this new edition, Burton G. Malkiel shares authoritative insights spanning the full range of investment opportunities—including valuable new material on cryptocurren...
Peter Adeney
A great explanation of why index investing rules, written by a very wise professor/investor guy who has personally researched and debunked most of the common 'wisdom' that exists about stock trading today.     source
10th Anniversary Edition The Life You Can Save
How To Do Your Part To End World Poverty
by Peter Singer (Nov 30, 2019)
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Using ethical arguments, provocative thought experiments, illuminating examples, and case studies of charitable giving, philosopher Peter Singer shows that our current response to world poverty is not only insufficient but ethically indefensible.Singer contends that we need to change our views of what is involved in living an ethical life. To help ...
Peter Adeney
Finalized my desire to give away most of the money I earn over my lifetime to help eliminate third world poverty.     source
The Magic of Thinking Big
(Vermilion Life Essentials)
by David J Schwartz (Aug 08, 2019)
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The Magic of Thinking Big gives you useful methods, not empty promises. Dr. Schwartz presents a carefully designed program for getting the most out of your job, your marriage and family life, and your community. He proves that you don't need to be an intellectual or have innate talent to attain great success and satisfaction, but you do need to lea...
Peter Adeney
A really, really old fashioned book if someone just wants to wake themselves up and start turning into more of a positive, less depressed person.     source
This book is also recommended by
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Naked Economics
Undressing the Dismal Science
by Charles Wheelan (Dec 31, 2018)
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At last! A new edition of the economics book that won’t put you to sleep. In fact, you won’t be able to put this bestseller down. In our challenging economic climate, this perennial favorite of students and general readers is more than a good read, it’s a necessary investment—with a blessedly sure rate of return. This revised and updated edition in...
Peter Adeney
This book’s claim to fame is that it uses absolutely no graphs or numbers when explaining economics. It’s also moderately funny at times.     source
Stay the Course
The Story of Vanguard and the Index Revolution
by John C. Bogle (Dec 05, 2018)
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A journey through the Index Revolution from the man who started it all Stay the Course is the story the Vanguard Group as told by its founder, legendary investor John C. Bogle. This engrossing book traces the history of Vanguard―the largest mutual fund organization on earth. Offering the world’s first index mutual fund in 1976, John Bogle led Vangu...
Peter Adeney
Read any book by John C. Bogle, the founder of Vangard.     source
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing
The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns (Little Books. Big Profits)
by John C. Bogle (Oct 16, 2017)
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The best-selling investing "bible" offers new information, new insights, and new perspectives The Little Book of Common Sense Investing is the classic guide to getting smart about the market. Legendary mutual fund pioneer John C. Bogle reveals his key to getting more out of investing: low-cost index funds. Bogle describes the simplest and most effe...
Peter Adeney
Read any book by John C. Bogle, the founder of Vangard.     source
This book is also recommended by
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The Intelligent Asset Allocator
How to Build Your Portfolio to Maximize Returns and Minimize Risk
by William Bernstein (Aug 19, 2017)
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Profit through good times and bad with a resilient, diversified portfolioThe Intelligent Asset Allocator has helped thousands of people like you build wealth through carefully diversified portfolios. Now, with global markets in constant flux, balancing risk and reward is more critical than ever.Self-taught investor William Bernstein offers no gimmi...
Peter Adeney
Explains that with very little effort, you can drastically reduce the volatility of your investments, even while maintaining the same level of overall returns.     source
Elon Musk
Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future
by Ashlee Vance (Jan 24, 2017)
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In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valleys most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneursa real-life Tony Starkand a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new makers.Elon Musk spotlights the technology ...
Peter Adeney
I’m a big fan of this book.     source
This book is also recommended by
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The Millionaire Next Door
The Surprising Secrets of America's Wealthy
by Thomas J. Stanley (Oct 01, 2016)
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The incredible national bestseller that is changing people's lives -- and increasing their net worth! CAN YOU SPOT THE MILLIONAIRE NEXT DOOR? Who are the rich in this country? What do they do? Where do they shop? What do they drive? How do they invest? Where did their ancestors come from? How did they get rich? Can I ever become one of them? Get...
Peter Adeney
The main thing it will do is give you reassurance that I am not actually making this shit up. I’m following a very time-honored formula for making you rich.     source
This book is also recommended by
Danielle Morrill
The Selfish Gene
40th Anniversary Edition (Oxford Landmark Science)
by Richard Dawkins (Jul 31, 2016)
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The million copy international bestseller, critically acclaimed and translated into over 25 languages. As influential today as when it was first published, The Selfish Gene has become a classic exposition of evolutionary thought. Professor Dawkins articulates a gene's eye view of evolution - a view giving centre stage to these persistent units of i...
Peter Adeney
An explanation of evolution since the beginning of life that explains things from the perspective of individual genes.     source
The Simple Path to Wealth
Your road map to financial independence and a rich, free life
by J L Collins (Jun 18, 2016)
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"In the dark, bewildering, trap-infested jungle of misinformation and opaque riddles that is the world of investment, JL Collins is the fatherly wizard on the side of the path, offering a simple map, warm words of encouragement and the tools to forge your way through with confidence. You'll never find a wiser advisor with a bigger heart." -- Malach...
Peter Adeney
Teaches everything you really need to be a successful lifetime investor, yet it’s ridiculously simple.     source
Stress Test
Reflections on Financial Crises
by Timothy F. Geithner (May 05, 2015)
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As president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and then as President Barack Obama’s secretary of the Treasury, Timothy F. Geithner helped the United States navigate the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, from boom to bust to rescue to recovery. In a candid, riveting, and historically illuminating memoir, he takes readers behin...
Peter Adeney
An 800-page description of the financial crisis and I found it pretty captivating.     source
This book is also recommended by
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John Bogle on Investing
The First 50 Years (Wiley Investment Classics)
by John C. Bogle (Apr 27, 2015)
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Get fifty years of industry-defining expertise in a single volume John Bogle on Investing is a compilation of the best speeches ever delivered by one of the 20th century's towering financial giants. Individually, each of these speeches delivers a powerful lesson in investing; taken together, Bogle's lifelong themes ring loud and clear. His investin...
Peter Adeney
Read any book by John C. Bogle, the founder of Vangard.     source
Bogle On Mutual Funds
New Perspectives For The Intelligent Investor (Wiley Investment Classics)
by John C. Bogle (Apr 27, 2015)
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The seminal work on mutual funds investing is now a Wiley Investment ClassicCertain books have redefined the way we view the world of finance and investing--books that should be on every investor's shelf. Bogle On Mutual Funds--the definitive work on mutual fund investing by one of finance's great luminaries--is just such a work, and has been added...
Peter Adeney
Read any book by John C. Bogle, the founder of Vangard.     source
Happy City
Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design
by Charles Montgomery (Oct 07, 2014)
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A globe-trotting, eye-opening exploration of how cities can—and do—make us happier peopleCharles Montgomery's Happy City is revolutionizing the way we think about urban life. After decades of unchecked sprawl, more people than ever are moving back to the city. Dense urban living has been prescribed as a panacea for the environmental and resource cr...
Peter Adeney
Spectacularly opened up my mind.     source
The Clash of the Cultures
Investment vs. Speculation
by John C. Bogle (Aug 07, 2012)
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How speculation has come to dominate investment—a hard-hitting look from the creator of the first index fund.Over the course of his sixty-year career in the mutual fund industry, Vanguard Group founder John C. Bogle has witnessed a massive shift in the culture of the financial sector. The prudent, value-adding culture of long-term investment has be...
Peter Adeney
Read any book by John C. Bogle, the founder of Vangard.     source
This book is also recommended by
Warren Buffett
Borrow
The American Way of Debt
by Louis Hyman (Jan 24, 2012)
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In this lively history of consumer debt in America, economic historian Louis Hyman demonstrates that today’s problems are not as new as we think.  Borrow examines how the rise of consumer borrowing—virtually unknown before the twentieth century—has altered our culture and economy. Starting in the years before the Great Depression, increased access ...
Peter Adeney
A historical perspective on how the use of debt has changed over the centuries and decades, most recently becoming a fast-moving tradable commodity.     source
Starting Strength
Basic Barbell Training, 3rd edition
by Mark Rippetoe (Nov 10, 2011)
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Starting Strength: Basic Barbell Training is the new expanded version of the book that has been called "the best and most useful of fitness books." It picks up where Starting Strength: A Simple and Practical Guide for Coaching Beginners leaves off. With all new graphics and more than 750 illustrations, a more detailed analysis of the five most impo...
Peter Adeney
A meat’n’potatoes summary of what everyone should do to make the biggest improvements in fitness and strength in minimal time.     source
This book is also recommended by
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Crash Proof 2.0
How to Profit From the Economic Collapse
by Peter D. Schiff (Nov 08, 2011)
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A fully updated follow-up to Peter Schiff's bestselling financial survival guide-Crash Proof, which described the economy as a house of cards on the verge of collapse, with over 80 pages of new material The economic and monetary disaster which seasoned prognosticator Peter Schiff predicted is no longer hypothetical-it is here today. And nobody unde...
Peter Adeney
An explanation of what caused the US financial and housing sector crash in 2008.     source
The Rational Optimist
How Prosperity Evolves (P.S.)
by Matt Ridley (Jun 07, 2011)
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“Ridley writes with panache, wit, and humor and displays remarkable ingenuity in finding ways to present complicated materials for the lay reader.” — Los Angeles TimesIn a bold and provocative interpretation of economic history, Matt Ridley, the New York Times-bestselling author of Genome and The Red Queen, makes the case for an economics of hope, ...
Peter Adeney
It argues compellingly that everything is not only going to be OK in the future, it is surely going to be Fucking Great. That much, I agree with.     source
Beyond Wealth
The Road Map to a Rich Life
by Alexander Green (May 03, 2011)
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It's not all about the money; the key to true riches Leo Tolstoy said, "Nobody knows where the human race is going. The highest wisdom, then, is to know where you are going." Yet many today chase the false rabbits of success: status, luxury, reputation and material possessions. In the quest to "have it all," our lives often lack real meaning and pu...
Peter Adeney
Significant because it was written by an ultra-rich investment manager.     source
The 4 Hour Body
An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat Loss, Incredible Sex and Becoming Superhuman
by Timothy Ferriss (Dec 14, 2010)
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Thinner, bigger, faster, stronger... which 150 pages will you read? Is it possible to: Reach your genetic potential in 6 months? Sleep 2 hours per day and perform better than on 8 hours? Lose more fat than a marathoner by bingeing?   Indeed, and much more. This is not just another diet and fitness book.The 4-Hour Body is the result of an obsessive ...
Peter Adeney
Has allowed me to gain or maintain muscle with only two short workouts per week.     source
This book is also recommended by
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Don't Count on It!
Reflections on Investment Illusions, Capitalism, "Mutual" Funds, Indexing, Entrepreneurship, Idealism, and Heroes
by John C. Bogle (Nov 02, 2010)
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Praise for Don't Count On It! "This collection of Jack Bogle's writings couldn't be more timely. The clarity of his thinking--and his insistence on the relevance of ethical standards--are totally relevant as we strive to rebuild a broken financial system. For too many years, his strong voice has been lost amid the cacophony of competing self-intere...
Peter Adeney
Read any book by John C. Bogle, the founder of Vangard.     source
Early Retirement Extreme
A Philosophical and Practical Guide to Financial Independence
by Jacob Lund Fisker (Sep 29, 2010)
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A strategic combination of smart financial choices, simple living, and increased self-reliance brought me financial independence at 30 and allowed me to retire from my profession at 33. Early Retirement Extreme shows how I did it and how anyone can formulate their own plan for financial independence. The book provides the principles and framework f...
Peter Adeney
If I had to sum up Early Retirement Extreme by inventing my own title for it, I would call it, 'The entirety of human civilization and thought, expressed as a series of equations and graphs.'     source
This book is also recommended by
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The Little Book That Still Beats the Market
by Joel Greenblatt (Sep 07, 2010)
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In 2005, Joel Greenblatt published a book that is already considered one of the classics of finance literature. In The Little Book that Beats the Market--a New York Times bestseller with 300,000 copies in print--Greenblatt explained how investors can outperform the popular market averages by simply and systematically applying a formula that seeks o...
Peter Adeney
Really a lesson on value investing fundamentals; how to understand if a company actually is a good deal to buy.     source
Enough
True Measures of Money, Business, and Life
by John C. Bogle (Jun 01, 2010)
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John Bogle puts our obsession with financial success in perspective Throughout his legendary career, John C. Bogle-founder of the Vanguard Mutual Fund Group and creator of the first index mutual fund-has helped investors build wealth the right way and led a tireless campaign to restore common sense to the investment world. Along the way, he's seen ...
Peter Adeney
Read any book by John C. Bogle, the founder of Vangard.     source
This book is also recommended by
Tom Peters
Plenitude
1st (first) edition Text Only
by Schor (Jan 01, 2010)
Excellent Book...
Peter Adeney
The idea of Plenitude is that we can all end up happier and with more free time, while maintaining a fully functioning and efficient economy.     source
Common Sense on Mutual Funds
Fully Updated 10th Anniversary Edition
by John C. Bogle (Dec 02, 2009)
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John C. Bogle shares his extensive insights on investing in mutual funds Since the first edition of Common Sense on Mutual Funds was published in 1999, much has changed, and no one is more aware of this than mutual fund pioneer John Bogle. Now, in this completely updated Second Edition, Bogle returns to take another critical look at the mutual fun...
Peter Adeney
Read any book by John C. Bogle, the founder of Vangard.     source
This book is also recommended by
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The Snowball
Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
by Alice Schroeder (Oct 27, 2009)
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Here is THE book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, a...
Peter Adeney
The complete story of Warren Buffett’s life. (He’s old, so there are over 700 pages).     source
This book is also recommended by
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I Will Teach You To Be Rich
by Ramit Sethi (Mar 23, 2009)
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At last, for a generation that's materially ambitious yet financially clueless comes I Will Teach You To Be Rich, Ramit Sethi's 6-week personal finance program for 20-to-35-year-olds. A completely practical approach delivered with a nonjudgmental style that makes readers want to do what Sethi says, it is based around the four pillars of personal fi...
Peter Adeney
Is I Will Teach You To Be Rich still worth reading? Yes – especially if you are a financial beginner.     source
This book is also recommended by
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Your Money or Your Life
9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence
by Vicki Robin (Dec 10, 2008)
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For more than twenty-five years, Your Money or Your Life has been considered the go-to book for taking back your life by changing your relationship with money. Hundreds of thousands of people have followed this nine-step program, learning to live more deliberately and meaningfully with Vicki Robin’s guidance. This fully revised and updated edition ...
Peter Adeney
If you just get whatever the latest edition of that book is, it really teaches you a philosophy that’s pretty similar to mine.     source
This book is also recommended by
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A Guide to the Good Life
The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy
by William B. Irvine (Nov 04, 2008)
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One of the great fears many of us face is that despite all our effort and striving, we will discover at the end that we have wasted our life. In A Guide to the Good Life, William B. Irvine plumbs the wisdom of Stoic philosophy, one of the most popular and successful schools of thought in ancient Rome, and shows how its insight and advice are still ...
Peter Adeney
I immediately checked out of the library and read completely.     source
The Post-American World
by Fareed Zakaria (Apr 16, 2008)
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"This is not a book about the decline of America, but rather about the rise of everyone else." So begins Fareed Zakaria's important new work on the era we are now entering. Following on the success of his best-selling The Future of Freedom, Zakaria describes with equal prescience a world in which the United States will no longer dominate the global...
Peter Adeney
A nice financial and political trot around the globe that explains the changes going on in the world as countries like China, Brazil and India collectively become larger economies than the US/Europe/Japan.     source
Sculpting Her Body Perfect
by Brad Schoenfeld (Oct 12, 2007)
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Covers the exercises you need to achieve your body-shaping goals. This title demonstrates them in an easy-to-follow fashion on the accompanying 60-minute DVD. It provides targeted bodysculpting instruction to smooth out any remaining problem areas....
Peter Adeney
Mrs. M. enjoyed the way a similar body of knowledge was presented in this book. It’s all about tailoring the message to the audience.     source
The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism
by John C. Bogle (Nov 27, 2006)
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There is no one better qualified to tell us about the failures of the American financial system and the grotesque abuses that have taken place in recent years than John Bogle, who as founder and former chief executive of the Vanguard mutual funds group has seen firsthand the innermost workings of the financial industry. A zealous advocate for the s...
Peter Adeney
Read any book by John C. Bogle, the founder of Vangard.     source
Struck by Lightning
The Curious World of Probabilities (Mathematics)
by Jeffrey S. Rosenthal (Apr 28, 2006)
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From terrorist attacks to big money jackpots, Struck by Lightning deconstructs the odds and oddities of chance, examining both the relevant and irreverent role of randomness in our everyday lives. Human beings have long been both fascinated and appalled by randomness. On the one hand, we love the thrill of a surprise party, the unpredictability of ...
Peter Adeney
Sums up my decision making process whenever anything is unknown. The basic idea is: understand how fun and useful probabilities and statistics are.     source
Character Counts
The Creation and Building of the Vanguard Group
by John C. Bogle (Mar 25, 2002)
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How John Bogle built Vanguard and transformed the investment world--in his own wordsJack Bogle remains one of the titans of the investment world and a hero to the independent investor, as renowned for his influence as he is respected for his accomplishments. "Character Counts "is the story of how Vanguard was born, why it has flourished, and what l...
Peter Adeney
Read any book by John C. Bogle, the founder of Vangard.     source
Toward Rational Exuberance
The Evolution of the Modern Stock Market
by B. Mark Smith (May 01, 2001)
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The stock market is big news today. Over 50 percent of the American public own stocks directly or indirectly, meaning that the financial well-being of tens of millions of people is directly tied to the market. Alan Greenspan has stated that it is not possible to understand the modern economy without understanding the stock market. But this has not ...
Peter Adeney
A well written history of the stock market dating back to the 1800s.     source
Economics Explained
Everything You Need to Know About How the Economy Works and Where It's Going
by Robert L. Heilbroner (May 05, 1998)
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Economics Explained has an announced purpose to explain that mysterious thing called economics. But there is a new urgency to the book. It is announced in the first sentence of the introduction: "Just in case the reader-to-be hasn't noticed, disturbing things are going on in the American economy these days." This new edition is about these disturbi...
Peter Adeney
A very well-written book on economics.     source
Arnold's Bodybuilding for Men
by Arnold Schwarzenegger (Oct 12, 1984)
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The complete program for building and maintaining a well-conditioned, excellently proportioned body—for a lifetime of fitness and health.In Arnold's Bodybuilding for Men, legendary athlete Arnold Schwarzenegger shows you how to achieve the best physical condition of your life. For every man, at every age, Arnold outlines a step-by-step program of e...
Peter Adeney
After reading this you will know how to work out properly, as well as having a nice lifelong motivation to do so.     source