Search for books, people and lists
Read This Twice
HomePeopleBooksLibrariesSign In

Tim Ferriss


Recommended Books

Timothy Ferriss is an American entrepreneur, author, and podcaster.
87 books on the list
Sort by
Latest Recommendations First
The Overstory
A Novel
Richard Powers - Apr 02, 2019 (first published in 2018)
Goodreads Rating
The Overstory is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of—and paean to—the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers’s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wa...
Tim Ferriss
Apr 23, 2021
NEW blog post is up! Richard Powers’ The Overstory, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, is an incredible book. It’s beautiful and brutal, poetic and therapeutic. (1/4) 👇      source
Of Wolves and Men
Barry Holstun Lopez - Sep 01, 1979 (first published in 1978)
Goodreads Rating
Originally published in 1978, this classic exploration of humanity’s complex relationship with and understanding of wolves returns with a new afterword by the author.Humankind's relationship with the wolf is the sum of a spectrum of responses ranging from fear to admiration and affection. Lopez’s classic, careful study has won praise from a wide ra...
Tim Ferriss
Jan 29, 2021
Incredible book.      source
An Army of Davids
How Markets and Technology Empower Ordinary People to Beat Big Media, Big Government, and Other Goliaths
Glenn Reynolds - Feb 01, 2007 (first published in 2006)
Goodreads Rating
There was a time in the not-too-distant past when large companies and powerful governments reigned supreme over the little guy. But new technologies are empowering individuals like never before, and the Davids of the world-the amateur journalists, musicians, and small businessmen and women-are suddenly making a huge economic and social impact.In Ar...
Tim Ferriss
Jan 28, 2021
@scottbelsky Already the title of a very on-point book by Glenn Reynolds (@glennhreynolds)!      source
American Gods
A Novel
Neil Gaiman - Mar 28, 2017 (first published in 2001)
Goodreads Rating
Locked behind bars for three years, Shadow did his time, quietly waiting for the day when he could return to Eagle Point, Indiana. A man no longer scared of what tomorrow might bring, all he wanted was to be with Laura, the wife he deeply loved, and start a new life.But just days before his release, Laura and Shadow’s best friend are killed in an a...
Tim Ferriss
Dec 18, 2020
@schenkcc I read it long ago but LOVED the book.      source
Also recommended by
Saeed Jones
On Writing
A Memoir of the Craft
Stephen King - Jun 02, 2020 (first published in 2000)
Goodreads Rating
Twentieth Anniversary Edition with Contributions from Joe Hill and Owen King. Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.“Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly ...
Tim Ferriss
Sep 03, 2020
@TimMaurer Great book!      source
How to Change Your Mind
What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
Michael Pollan - May 14, 2019 (first published in 2018)
Goodreads Rating
New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018 A New York Times Notable BookThe #1 New York Times bestseller.A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiencesWhen Michael Pollan set out to research how L...
Tim Ferriss
Apr 08, 2020
One of my favorite books of the last five years.      source
Already Free
Buddhism Meets Psychotherapy on the Path of Liberation
Bruce Tift Ma Lmft - Jun 01, 2015 (first published in 2011)
Goodreads Rating
Why are more and more psychotherapists embracing meditation practice, while so many Buddhists are exploring psychology? "Both psychology and Buddhism seek to provide freedom from suffering," explains Bruce Tift, "yet each offers a completely different approach for reaching this goal." In Already Free, Tift opens a fresh and provocative dialogue bet...
Tim Ferriss
Feb 05, 2020
The book "Awareness" by Anthony de Mello and another book called "Already Free"      source
The Perils and Opportunities of Reality
Anthony de Mello - May 01, 1992 (first published in 1990)
Goodreads Rating
The heart of Anthony de Mello's bestselling spiritual message is awareness. Mixing Christian spirituality, Buddhist parables, Hindu breathing exercises, and psychological insight, de Mello's words of hope come together in Awareness in a grand synthesis.In short chapters for reading in quiet moments at home or at the office, he cajoles and challenge...
Tim Ferriss
Feb 05, 2020
The book "Awareness" by Anthony de Mello and another book called "Already Free"      source
Travels with Charley in Search of America
John Steinbeck - Jan 31, 1980 (first published in 1962)
Goodreads Rating
A quest across America, from the northernmost tip of Maine to Californias Monterey PeninsulaTo hear the speech of the real America, to smell the grass and the trees, to see the colors and the lightthese were John Steinbeck's goals as he set out, at the age of fifty-eight, to rediscover the country he had been writing about for so many years.With Ch...
Tim Ferriss
Jan 20, 2020
This is a book I could reread every year. Highly recommended....      source
Levels of the Game
John McPhee - Aug 15, 2014 (first published in 1969)
Goodreads Rating
Described by Robert Lipsyte as 'the high point of American sports journalism', John McPhee's Levels of the Game, nominally about a tennis match between two of the greats of tennis history, redefined what it meant to be a sports writer. Written by four-times finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction, Levels of the Game is the best tennis book ...
Tim Ferriss
Dec 19, 2018
EXCELLENT book!      source
Play for a Living
Charlie Hoehn - Aug 29, 2017
Goodreads Rating
I realized the more fun I had, the better I did. Bill Murray Play for a Living is a beautiful coffee-table book with art and inspiring quotes about bringing the spirit of fun and joy to your work. You ll learn how our most successful and influential workers -- from Steve Jobs, Bob Dylan, to Plato -- believed in the importance of remaining playful t...
Tim Ferriss
May 01, 2017
Play for a Living: A Coffee-Table Book for Your Inner Genius      source
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
How To Stop Worrying And Start Living by Dale Carnegie
Exhalation by Ted Chiang
Dune by Frank Herbert
The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger
The Magic of Thinking Big by David J Schwartz
Consciousness Medicine by Françoise Bourzat
I Wrote This Book Because I Love You by Tim Kreider
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
Grit by Angela Duckworth
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!" by Richard P. Feynman
Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink
Principles by Ray Dalio
Joy on Demand by Chade-Meng Tan
The Moth Presents All These Wonders by Catherine Burns
The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal by Julia Cameron
Arrival by Ted Chiang
The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr
One Simple Idea by Stephen Key
Tribe by Sebastian Junger
Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong
The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim
Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis
Hansel and Gretel Oversized Deluxe Edition by Neil Gaiman
On Grief and Grieving by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Happy Money by Elizabeth Dunn
The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Play It Away by Charlie Hoehn
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
Lying by Sam Harris
The Healing Journey by Claudio Naranjo
We Learn Nothing by Tim Kreider
Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh
Musashi by Eiji Yoshikawa
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
More Money Than God by Sebastian Mallaby
Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher
Level 3 by Pearson Education
Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
Secrets of Power Negotiating by Roger Dawson
Open by Andre Agassi
Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis
Rework by Jason Fried
The Lessons of History by Will Durant
The Smartest Investment Book You'll Ever Read by Daniel R. Solin
Biography of the Dollar by Craig Karmin
Emergency by Neil Strauss
Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Little, Big by John Crowley
On Writing Well by William Zinsser
Getting Real by Jason Fried
Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need by Blake Snyder
Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
Benjamin Franklin by Walter Isaacson
Vagabonding by Rolf Potts
The Art of Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki
Getting Past No by William Ury
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
Simple & Direct by Jacques Barzun
Plants of the Gods by Richard Evans Schultes
Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
Six Thinking Hats by Edward de Bono
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting by Milan Kundera
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
How to Make Millions with Your Ideas by Dan S. Kennedy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing by Al Ries
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
Letters from a Stoic by Lucius Annaeus Seneca