A list of works I’ve enjoyed.


  1. The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power
  2. Chaos Monkeys
  3. Infinite Yest
  4. Deep Work
  5. The Master and Margarita
  6. Pnin
  7. Moscow-Petushki
  8. Man’s Search for Meaning
  9. Motocikls
  10. Chip War
  11. The Most Important Thing
  12. Behave
  13. Waking Up
  14. The Language Instinct
  15. Logicomix
  16. Maus
  17. Here
  18. Probabilistic Language Understanding
  19. The Mom Test
  20. The $12 Million Stuffed Shark
  21. Debt: The First 5000 Years
  22. The Hard Thing About Hard Things
  23. Masters of Doom
  24. The New New Thing
  25. “Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”: Adventures of a Curious Character
  26. War in 140 Characters
  27. The Pattern Seekers
  28. The Big Short
  29. Bad Blood
  30. The Three-Body Problem
  31. The Tyranny of Merit

Short writing

  1. The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
  2. A Mathematician’s Lament (particularly recommended to schoolchildren and their parents)
  3. College as an incubator of Girardian terror
  4. How to Think For Yourself and most other PG’s essays
  5. Sleeping Through the Technical Interview
  6. How Do Taoists Quit Smoking?
  7. How To Become a Hacker
  8. Password Rules Are Bullshit
  9. The correct response to uncertainty is not half-speed
  10. Please Commit More Blatant Academic Fraud
  11. Donald Trump is a better storyteller than Ernest Hemingway