Brant's 2011 Reading List

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The list author says: "Books I read in 2011."
The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman
1.  The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman by Timothy Ferriss
The list author says:
  "A reference manual for hacking the body and your fitness routine. As with "The 4-Hour Work Week", I will keep this book handy for when I need a jolt of inspiration."
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The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs: Insanely Different Principles for Breakthrough Success
2.  The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs: Insanely Different Principles for Breakthrough Success by Carmine Gallo
The list author says:
  "Overall, a light and engaging read on the Apple way, but I think Steve Jobs' biography is now the go-to reference for insight into what makes Apple so amazingly great. The answer is Steve Jobs."
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Print the Legend
3.  Print the Legend by Craig McDonald
The list author says:
  "High praise from critics and reviewers made me read this book, but it didn't knock me out. The premise is intriguing, but the story dragged. I am happy I read it, but I am not clamoring to read more by this author."
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NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children
4.  NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson
The list author says:
  "This is required reading for parents and parents-to-be. Aptly described as the "Freakonomics" of parenting, and I couldn't put either book down. Highly important subject matter that could impact your parenting style and your expectations of your kids."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (470 customer reviews)

Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won
5.  Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won by L. Jon Wertheim
The list author says:
  "This is required reading for sports geeks. I'll invoke the "Freakonomics" reference again, because this is it for sports."
$11.84
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The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry
6.  The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson
The list author says:
  "The most (morbidly) entertaining book I read in 2011. I'm a Jon Ronson fan, so I started this book without checking the critics or the reviews. It gets long-winded at moments, but the subject matter is just too interesting to resist."
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Anything You Want
7.  Anything You Want by Derek Sivers
The list author says:
  "The best book I've read on the experience of starting and growing a company. Why? Because the author provides a brutally honest and unpretentious account of what he did right and wrong and the role of luck in his success."
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Read This Before Our Next Meeting
8.  Read This Before Our Next Meeting by Al Pittampalli
The list author says:
  "In the spirit of the book, I'll keep it brief: Meetings suck, and this book provides a practical suggestion for a remedy. But action is required by the reader!"
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The Price of Everything: Finding Method in the Madness of What Things Cost
9.  The Price of Everything: Finding Method in the Madness of What Things Cost by Eduardo Porter
The list author says:
  "Incredibly interesting topic, but this book didn't deliver. It's best moments and ideas could have been condensed into a 15-page summary. I read 80% of it and then gave up. Life is too short."
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Self-Reliance
10.  Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
The list author says:
  "A classic by the main man of Transcendentalism. Required reading for rugged individualists. This particular edition is special, because it includes commentary from contemporary writers and thinkers."
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Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker
11.  Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker by Kevin Mitnick
The list author says:
  "Kevin Mitnick's life story is entertaining, but it's the education on "social engineering" that makes this book worth reading. My only complaint is length, as it could have been 20% shorter."
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The Visible Man: A Novel
12.  The Visible Man: A Novel by Chuck Klosterman
The list author says:
  "Dark, absurd, bizarre, and hard to put down, because you just want to see the carnage unfold. This was my first Klosterman book, but I don't think this is representative of his other works."
$11.99
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

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Born to Run
13.  Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
The list author says:
  "Incredibly entertaining and inspiring, probably the most enjoyable and effortless read of 2011. I highly recommend it to any fitness nut, especially runners!"
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