Marginal Revolution Books

A browsable database of books discussed on Marginal Revolution, sorted by the month of their posting.



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The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis--and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance

by Ben Sasse

Marginal Revolution post: What should I ask Ben Sasse? by Tyler Cowen on May 19th, 2017

Release Date: 2017-05-16

Sales Rank: 15

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn an era of safe spaces, trigger warnings, and an unprecedented election, the country's youth are in crisis. Senator Ben Sasse warns the nation about the existential threat to America's future.Raised by well-m... ...Read More

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The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis--and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance

by Ben Sasse

Marginal Revolution post: Saturday assorted links by Tyler Cowen on May 6th, 2017

Release Date: 2017-05-16

Sales Rank: 19

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn an era of safe spaces, trigger warnings, and an unprecedented election, the country's youth are in crisis. Senator Ben Sasse warns the nation about the existential threat to America's future.Raised by well-m... ...Read More

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The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition) (Collins Business Essentials)

by Benjamin Graham, Jason Zweig

Marginal Revolution post: Investment Books by Alex Tabarrok on March 19th, 2009

Release Date: 2006-02-21

Sales Rank: 85

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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

by Yuval Noah Harari

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on November 29th, 2016

Release Date: 2017-02-21

Sales Rank: 153

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Between the World and Me

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Marginal Revolution post: Mood affiliation isn’t always bad by Tyler Cowen on July 18th, 2015

Release Date: 2015-07-14

Sales Rank: 172

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Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

by Robert M. Sapolsky

Marginal Revolution post: Robert Sapolsky’s *Behave* by Tyler Cowen on May 11th, 2017

Release Date: 2017-05-02

Sales Rank: 173

“It’s no exaggeration to say that Behave is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read.” — David P. Barash, The Wall Street JournalFrom the celebrated neurobiologist and primatologist, a landmark, genre-defining examination of human behavior,... ...Read More

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Things Fall Apart

by Chinua Achebe

Marginal Revolution post: My favorite things Nigeria by Tyler Cowen on December 28th, 2016

Release Date: 1994-09-01

Sales Rank: 206

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Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders

by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, Ella Morton

Marginal Revolution post: The best non-fiction books of 2016 by Tyler Cowen on November 28th, 2016

Release Date: 2016-09-20

Sales Rank: 223

It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm ca... ...Read More

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The Catcher in the Rye

by J.D. Salinger

Marginal Revolution post: Rereading *Catcher in the Rye* by Tyler Cowen on July 3rd, 2014

Sales Rank: 271

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Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are

by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Marginal Revolution post: *Everybody Lies* by Tyler Cowen on April 11th, 2017

Release Date: 2017-05-09

Sales Rank: 274

Foreword by Steven Pinker, author of Thr Better Angels of our Nature Blending the informed analysis of The Signal and the Noise with the instructive iconoclasm of Think Like a Freak, a fascinating, illuminating, and witty look at what the vast amo... ...Read More

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Crazy Rich Asians

by Kevin Kwan

Marginal Revolution post: The *Pride and Prejudice* of Singapore by Tyler Cowen on July 19th, 2015

Release Date: 2014-05-20

Sales Rank: 408

The acclaimed international bestseller ("A dizzily shopaholic comedy." --The New York Times) soon to be a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh and Gemma Chan!When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer... ...Read More

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Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong

by Eric Barker

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on May 12th, 2017

Release Date: 2017-05-16

Sales Rank: 419

Much of the advice we’ve been told about achievement is logical, earnest…and downright wrong. In Barking Up the Wrong Tree, Eric Barker reveals the extraordinary science behind what actually determines success and most importantly, how anyone can ... ...Read More

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Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)

by Orson Scott Card

Marginal Revolution post: My favorite things Utah by Tyler Cowen on April 3rd, 2008

Release Date: 1994-07-15

Sales Rank: 431

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The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

by Michael Lewis

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on December 12th, 2016

Release Date: 2016-12-06

Sales Rank: 457

How a Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-mak... ...Read More

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Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

by Roger Fisher, William L. Ury, Bruce Patton

Marginal Revolution post: On the Bargaining Power of Workers by Alex Tabarrok on September 3rd, 2015

Release Date: 2011-05-03

Sales Rank: 495

The key text on problem-solving negotiation-updated and revised Since its original publication nearly thirty years ago, Getting to Yes has helped millions of people learn a better way to negotiate. One of the primary business texts of the modern... ...Read More

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Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition

by Robert B. Cialdini

Marginal Revolution post: Affiliation by Tyler Cowen on February 26th, 2007

Release Date: 2006-12-26

Sales Rank: 544

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Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition

by Robert B. Cialdini

Marginal Revolution post: The decay of gratitude by Tyler Cowen on June 17th, 2008

Release Date: 2006-12-26

Sales Rank: 544

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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

by Jared M. Diamond

Marginal Revolution post: Modern Germs by Alex Tabarrok on August 23rd, 2005

Sales Rank: 560

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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

by Jared M. Diamond

Marginal Revolution post: Jared Diamond on Ecocide by Tyler Cowen on December 28th, 2004

Sales Rank: 560

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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

by Malcolm Gladwell

Marginal Revolution post: Tale of two condiments by Tyler Cowen on October 29th, 2004

Sales Rank: 588

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Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

by Malcolm Gladwell

Marginal Revolution post: Walking Fast and Slow by Alex Tabarrok on March 12th, 2012

Release Date: 2007-04-03

Sales Rank: 619

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My Brilliant Friend: Neapolitan Novels, Book One

by Elena Ferrante

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading, and viewing by Tyler Cowen on July 7th, 2015

Release Date: 2012-09-25

Sales Rank: 814

Soon to be an HBO series, book one in the New York Times bestselling Neapolitan quartet about two friends growing up in post-war Italy is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted family epic by Italy’s most beloved and acclaimed writer, Elena Ferrant... ...Read More

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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

by Richard Rothstein

Marginal Revolution post: *The Color of Law* by Tyler Cowen on May 8th, 2017

Release Date: 2017-05-02

Sales Rank: 835

"Rothstein has presented what I consider to be the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation." ―William Julius WilsonIn this groundbreaking history of th... ...Read More

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The Stranger

by Albert Camus

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on February 23rd, 2016

Release Date: 1989-03-13

Sales Rank: 837

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Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That Is a Problem, and What to Do about It

by Richard V. Reeves

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on June 6th, 2017

Sales Rank: 859

America is becoming a class-based society.It is now conventional wisdom to focus on the wealth of the top 1 percent—especially the top 0.01 percent—and how the ultra-rich are concentrating income and prosperity while incomes for most other America... ...Read More

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