Books

Browsing the internet is fun, but there's nothing quite like reading a good book. The problem is that there are just so many bad books out there. That's why we're here: to read a whole lot of books and share only the most worthwhile ones with you, our wonderful readers.

The Obstacle Is the Way — Ryan Holiday’s Contemporary Guide to Practical Stoicism

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“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” — Marcus Aurelius Years ago, during the height of my Tim Ferriss fanboyism, I read an interview that Tim did with BoingBoing on what Tim called his “personal operating system.” Tim was talking about Stoicism (I’ll elaborate in a bit here), […]

Save The World, Get Rich? Becoming a HIP Investor Can Help Your Portfolio & Society

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Ask anyone you know: the Millenial generation (ages 21 to 36) views money differently. UBS Wealth Management says we’re definitely more conservative than our parents and may in fact be the most cautious investors since the 1930s Great Depression era. We’ve experienced the impact of overly leveraged financial markets, easy credit (including student loans), fewer good jobs, and a widening […]

Daemon and Freedom by Daniel Suarez – The Future is Dark and Automated

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I’ve had a real hankering for Sci-Fi the last few months. Actually, if I’ve being completely accurate here, I’ve almost always got a hankering for good Sci-Fi. There’s just so much bad stuff that when I find something good – like Daemon and Freedom by Daniel Suarez – I’m really, really excited. So without further […]

The Republic of Thieves – Scott Lynch’s Latest Sneaky Masterpiece

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I’ve got to tell you, there’s nothing I hate quite as much as depression. It’s not that I’m depressed (I love myself far too much for that), but that on occasion other people get depressed. Great people even… people like Scott Lynch. You see, a few years ago Mr. Lynch wrote a lovely book called […]

I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi

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When it comes to reading books, I’ve got a voracious appetite. For me, there’s nothing quite like a good book. I’ve been reading almost daily since I was a young boy, and there are very few genres that I shy away from reading – even the odd non-Twilight vampire novel. But there’s one genre of […]

Choose Yourself by James Altucher – 2 Minute Book Review

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Today is a special day; it’s special, because I’m kicking off a brand new section of the site: books. Yes, for someone that gives people such shit for not reading books, I sure haven’t been very good about promoting them here on Unfinished Man. So today I’m going to change all that, and I’m starting […]

A Night with Chuck Palahniuk – Damned, Candy, Inflatable Brains, and ‘Guts’

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Every time the name Chuck Palahniuk arrives in conversation, I can’t help smiling from ear to ear, eyes glowing with excitement like a sycophantic teenage groupie ranting about their favorite rock star. Most people recognize the author’s name behind the David Fincher masterpiece, Fight Club. Others, well, they are the work of the mischievous few […]