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Timothy Ferriss is an American entrepreneur, author, and podcaster.
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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)
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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
The Graveyard Book
Neil Gaiman - Aug 01, 2010 (first published in 2008)
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IT TAKES A GRAVEYARD TO RAISE A CHILD.Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard fo...
Tim Ferriss
Jun 26, 2013
Listening to @neilhimself's The Graveyard Book once again. Still the best audiobook I've ever heard.     source
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Exhalation
Ted Chiang - Jun 30, 2020 (first published in 2008)
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From an award-winning science fiction writer (whose short story "The Story of Your Life" was the basis for the Academy Award-nominated movie Arrival), the long-awaited new collection of stunningly original, humane, and already celebrated short storiesThis much-anticipated second collection of stories is signature Ted Chiang, full of revelatory idea...
Tim Ferriss
Just so damn good.     source
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Dune
Deluxe Edition
Frank Herbert - Oct 01, 2019 (first published in 1965)
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A deluxe hardcover edition of Frank Herbert's epic masterpiece--a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time. This deluxe hardcover edition of Dune includes: - An iconic new cover- Stained edges and fully illustrated endpapers- A beautifully designed poster on the interior of the jacket- A redesigned wo...
Tim Ferriss
Perhaps the most incredibly detailed and oddly believable fictional landscape I’ve ever encountered.     source
The Ride of a Lifetime
Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company
Robert Iger - Sep 23, 2019
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A grand vision defined: The CEO of Disney, one of Time's most influential people of 2019, shares the ideas and values he embraced to reinvent one of the most beloved companies in the world and inspire the people who bring the magic to life.Robert Iger became CEO of The Walt Disney Company in 2005, during a difficult time. Competition was more inten...
Tim Ferriss
The negotiation stories with Steve Jobs alone make this book worth the read.     source
The Magic of Thinking Big
David J Schwartz - Aug 08, 2019 (first published in 1959)
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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...
Tim Ferriss
I still personally read the first two chapters of this book whenever doubt creeps in.     source
Consciousness Medicine
Indigenous Wisdom, Entheogens, and Expanded States of Consciousness for Healing and Growth
Françoise Bourzat - Jun 25, 2019
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"FRANÇOISE BOURZAT HAS WRITTEN AN AUTHORITATIVE BOOK ON GUIDED PSYCHEDELIC THERAPY WITH IMPORTANT LESSONS FOR ANYONE THINKING OF EITHER GUIDING OR BEING GUIDED." (MICHAEL POLLAN VIA TWITTER)A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO THE SAFE AND ETHICAL APPLICATION OF EXPANDED STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS FOR THERAPISTS, HEALING PRACTITIONERS, AND SINCERE EXPLORERS.Psych...
Tim Ferriss
Brand-new, but I’m already on my second read.     source
I Wrote This Book Because I Love You
Essays
Tim Kreider - Feb 12, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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*A People Top 10 Book of 2018*The New York Times essayist and author of We Learn Nothing, Tim Kreider trains his singular power of observation on his (often befuddling) relationships with women.Psychologists have told him he’s a psychologist. Philosophers have told him he’s a philosopher. Religious groups have invited him to speak. He had a cult fo...
Tim Ferriss
I’ve been eager to revisit the author's work, and I’m now digging into I Wrote This Book Because I Love You.     source
The Prophet
Kahlil Gibran - Jan 07, 2019
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The Prophet is Gibran's best known work. The Prophet has been translated into over 108 different languages, making it one of the most translated books in history, and it has never been out of print. The prophet, Al Mustafa, has lived in the city of Orphalese for 12 years and is about to board a ship which will carry him home. He is stopped by a...
Tim Ferriss
A fantastic book. I would recommend people get the edition with the illustrations by the author.     source
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
Dale Carnegie - Jan 01, 2019 (first published in 1944)
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The book 'How to stop worrying & start living' suggest many ways to conquer worry and lead a wonderful life.The book mentions fundamental facts to know about worry and magic formula for solving worry-some situations.Psychologists & Doctors' view:Worry can make even the most stolid person ill.Worry may cause nervous breakdown.Worry can even cause to...
Tim Ferriss
Surprisingly sophisticated.     source
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Grit
The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Angela Duckworth - Aug 21, 2018 (first published in 2016)
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In this instant New York Times bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” “Inspiration for non-geniuses everywhere” (People).The daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Angela Duckw...
Tim Ferriss
Really about teaching your kids to focus on hard work and not intrinsic capability.     source
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,15th Anniversary Edition 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
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
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
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
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson
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