Reading List Archive

Here is an archive of my reading list email recommendations. For ease of use, hit “ctrl+f” and type the hashtag+letter from the table of contents below to jump around.

#A July 25th, 2009

#B August 4th, 2009

#C August 24th, 2009

#D September 17th, 2009

#E October 10th, 2009

#F November 5th, 2009

#G December 31st, 2009

#H January 31st, 2010

#I July 5th, 2010

#J October 7th, 2010

#K November 8th, 2010

#L December 13th, 2010

#M January 17th, 2011

#N February 21st, 2011

#A July 25th, 2009

Asylum: An Alcoholic Takes the Cure by WIlliam Seabrook

The Crack Up by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s

No Hiding Place: An Autobiography by WIlliam Seabrook

Jungle Ways by WIlliam Seabrook

Public Enemies: Americas Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-34 by Bryan Burrough

And Then Theres This: How Stories Live and Die in Viral Culture by Bill Wasik

Stealing MySpace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America by Julia Angwin

#B August 4th, 2009

On the Rock: TwentyFive Years in Alcatraz : The Prison Story of Alvin Karpis as told to Robert Livesey

Addiction: A Disorder of Choice by Gene Heyman

On the Shortness of Life by Seneca

Letters from a Stoic by Seneca

Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin

Making Social Science Matter: Why Social Inquiry Ails and How It Can Succeed Again by Bent Fyvbjerg

Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney

The Man Who Lost Everything by Paul Kuttner

September 17th, 2009

Hustling by Gail Sheehy

The 50th Law by Robert Greene and 50 Cent

The Wauchula Woods Accord by Charles Siebert

The Night of the Gun: A Reporter Investigates the Darkest Story of his LifeHis Own by David Carr

My Life and Battles by Jack Johnson

#E October 10th, 2009

Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know by Alexandra Horowitz

Cesar’s Way by Cesar Milan

Murder Trials: In Defense of Sextus Roscius of Ameria and In Defense of Aulus Cluentius Habitus by Cicero

Animal Underworld: Inside Americas Black Market for Rare and Exotic Species by Alan Green

Theory of War: A Novel by Joan Brady

Lives of the Later Caesars by Anonymous

#F November 5th, 2009

The Strategy Paradox by Michael E. Raynor

A World Lit Only By Fire by William Manchester

Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son by George Horace Lorimer

Ambition by Joseph Epstein

My Wicked, Wicked Ways by Errol Flynn

#G December 31st, 2009

Chief Culture Officer: How to Create a Living, Breathing Corporationby Grant McCracken

Elephants on the Edge: What Animals Teach Us about Humanity by G. A. Bradshaw

Googled: The End of the World As We Know It by Ken Auletta

Empires of the Sea: The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World by Roger Crowley

Samuel Bronfman: The Life and Times of Seagrams Mr. Sam by Michael R Marrus

#H January 31st, 2010

The Tacit Dimension by Michael Polanyi

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas Kuhn

The Criminal Prosecution and Capital Punishment of Animals: The Lost History of Europes Animal Trials by E.P Evans

On Sparta by Plutarch

The Book of My Life: De Vita Propria Liber by Gerolamo Cardano

#I July 5th, 2010

The Moral Sayings of Publius Syrus: A Roman Slave by Publius Syrus

The Africa House: The True Story of an English Gentleman and His African Dream by  Christina Lamb

The Image: A Guide to PseudoEvents in America by Daniel Boorstin and Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman

Ghost Rider: Travels on the Healing Road by Neil Peart

Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

#J  October 7th, 2010

The Vegetarian Myth: Food, Justice, and Sustainability by Lierre Keith

Brave New War: The Next Stage of Terrorism and the End of Globalization by John Robb

How to Live: A Life of Montaigne by Sarah Bakewell

Montaigne by Peter Burke

Within the Context of No Context by George WS Trow

Education of a Felon: A Memoir by Edward Bunker

#K  November 8th, 2010

The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects by Giorgio Vasari

The Power Tactics of Jesus Christ and Other Essays by Jay Haley

Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives by Pia Mellody

The Brass Check: A Study of American Journalism by Upton Sinclair

The Authenticity Hoax: How We Get Lost Finding Ourselves by Andrew Potter

A Nation of Rebels by Andrew Potter

War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges

My War Gone By, I Miss It So by Anthony Loyd

On Killing by Lt Dave Grossman

#L December 13th, 2010

The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Political Aphorisms by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

A Sense of Where You Are: Bill Bradley at Princeton by John McPhee

The Satires by Juvenal

Getting It Wrong: Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in American Journalism by W. Joseph Campbell

Manufacturing Consent by Noam Chomsky

Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche by Ethan Waters

#N February 21st, 2011

Memoirs of Heinrich Schliemann: A documentary portrait drawn from his autobiographical writings, letters, and excavation reports by Heinrich Schliemann

Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi by George H Devol

The Big Con by David Maurel

Four Reasonable Men: Marcus Aurelius, John Stuart Mill, Ernest Renan, Henry Sidgwick by Brand Blanshard

Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the EPersonality by Elias Aboujaoude

Augustus: The Life of Romes First Emperor by Anthony Everitt

Hadrian by Anthony Everitt

Cicero by Anthony Everitt

Written by Ryan Holiday
Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of Trust Me, I’m Lying, The Obstacle Is The Way, Ego Is The Enemy, and other books about marketing, culture, and the human condition. His work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared everywhere from the Columbia Journalism Review to Fast Company. His company, Brass Check, has advised companies such as Google, TASER, and Complex, as well as Grammy Award winning musicians and some of the biggest authors in the world. He lives in Austin, Texas.