Deceptively Good Books

Most business, self-help, and insight-porn books sound like trash, like the Malcolm Gladwell variety, but some are actually good. I made a list of some good ones.

A good book simply teaches me something; it doesn't have to be perfect. A perfect book in my opinion gets to the point and concisely delivers truths without trying to comfort the reader in a cloying tone. Many pop-psych books fail at this, but they can still teach me something, so they're not disqualified.

Here's the list.

Here are books that sound dumb which upon skimming I discovered actually were dumb.