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Thrillingly good story, textbook on the science, and self- help guide all in one—I can't recommend this book enough.
A magnificent achievement.
DFW's suicide hit me very hard. I ended up coping by reading every piece of nonfiction he'd ever published. He was a brilliant, tortured man and I see so much of myself in him. His nonfiction was fantastic and I will consider my life a success if I can do half of what he did
Absolutely fantastic. Could hardly put it down. Chuck Klosterman is definitely in the running for greatest living essayist.
If you only want to read one book about the economic crisis, this would be an excellent choice.
Fantastic fun. Math, mafiosi, movies.
There's a reason this is a classic. It articulates a way of dealing with people, founded on concern and empathy, and convincingly argues that this kind style is actually the more productive one for getting things done.
Recommended by Aaron Swartz
Politics, Philosophy, Social Science
If only there was a book this good on every career.
Any Scott McCloud book is a treasure, but this one is especially probing.
The best book on the practicalities of management I've ever read. Whereas most books focus on vague and meaningless advice, this book is clear about the nuts and bolts.
Damn, this book is good. Nobody knows how to take a book and skewer it like Didion.
Surely you've heard about the studies showing short people don't make as much as tall people. John Schwartz set out to write a book to cheer kids up about this fact, but looking into them he found it wasn't a fact at all.
Luc Sante's intro alone is worth the price of the book, but the rest of the book is fantastic as well. Everyone should know about con men.
Ries presents a translation of the Toyota Production System to start-ups—and it's so clearly the right way to run a start-up that it's hard to imagine how we got along before it.
This book is like a little miracle. I'm not even sure how to describe it, except to say that it turns one's understanding of history completely upside down.
I cannot possibly say enough good things about this book. Go read it. Right now.
If Feynman was a sociologist, this is probably the book he'd write. A delightful little thing.
I would not have thought the world needed another book on drugs, but this one turns out to be basically perfect.