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The Unusual Books That Shaped Billionaires, Mega-Bestselling Authors, and Other Prodigies

Compiled by Tim Ferriss of The 4-Hour Work Week from interviews for his podcast The Tim Ferriss Show. Originally sorted by how many times each book & each author was mentioned by his guests.
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3.69 avg rating — 373,247 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 793,353 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 57,377 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 548,235 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 682,276 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 762,785 ratings
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3.62 avg rating — 379,470 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 59,539 ratings
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4.40 avg rating — 162,252 ratings
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4.30 avg rating — 576 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 2,277 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 89,258 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 984,665 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 37,672 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 4,349 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 9,312 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 173,954 ratings
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3.64 avg rating — 17,696 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 541,485 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 121,043 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 27,015 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 217,297 ratings
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4.26 avg rating — 71,565 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 368,491 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 36,346 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 24,808 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 27,371 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 248,473 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 3,635 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 40,872 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 89,389 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 46,062 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 221 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 129,838 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 103,421 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 32,286 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 67,515 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 114,559 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 817 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 1,415 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 2,668 ratings
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4.36 avg rating — 551,618 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 4,690 ratings
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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating
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3.76 avg rating — 49 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 636 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 325 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 10,714 ratings
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91 books · 34 voters · list created November 2nd, 2014 by Kelly (votes) .
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Kelly 208 books
39 friends
Frederic 672 books
73 friends
e 2108 books
60 friends
cool breeze 783 books
38 friends
Sanjay 6361 books
1015 friends
Matt 1426 books
364 friends
Mark 936 books
19 friends
Keenan 43 books
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