We asked our friends at Amazon Books to put together a list of essential books every man should read, ranging from fiction to business.
Keep scrolling for the books you shouldn’t miss — they just might change how you look at things.
All captions by Amazon Books editor Chris Schluep.
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'The author left Goldman Sachs to pursue work at a West Coast start-up, eventually landing at Facebook in the early years.
He has since departed, but the memories remain, and his history is one of the few that exists around the company. It's not all free food and exercise ball chairs, and Martinez pulls no punches.'
'From the author who brought you the ESPN oral history 'Those Guys Have All the Fun' comes an oral history featuring the players who helped to build modern day Hollywood -- the stars, the agents, the executives, and the tycoons.'
'This book is the kind of mind-expanding read that will give you something to think about late at night. Muller's passion for his topic shines through on every page.
If you're at all concerned about time (and who isn't?), slow down long enough to read this book.'
'When a Bolshevik tribunal orders Count Alexander Rostov to spend the rest of his life inside Moscow's Hotel Metropol, who would guess we are about to be treated to a novel with one of the most memorable cast of characters to come along this year?
To quote The Washington Post: 'How delightful that in an era as crude as ours this finely composed new novel by Amor Towles stretches out with Old-World elegance.''
'Here's a literary novel about a famous artist who once served time for shooting a man. Set out west, and imbued with an artist's soul, 'The Painter' is about love, longing, and craft. With a little violence thrown in, too.'
'Sometimes it's useful to turn to the personal writings of a centuries-old great man to realise that our problems haven't changed that much. You'd be surprised how many people cite 'Meditations' as one of their favourite books.'
'This is the memoir you might not have known you were waiting for. Driven by a hunger for success, Springsteen wrote and played his way out of Freehold, New Jersey and into music history. Now he's written a memoir that befits the rock icon that he is -- raw, honest, original.'
'That's right; the same title twice on this list. McDougall takes you deep into the Mexican desert to meet a tribe of barefoot super-runners. This is the book that launched the barefoot running obsession -- but it's way more interesting than just that.'
'When the first light bulbs illuminated New York's streets in the 1880s, they blew people's minds and changed the nature of night. But did you know that Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse pursued each other in a high stakes lawsuit over light bulb patents? This page-turner of an historical thriller tells that story, set against the backdrop of the Gilded Age.'
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