What books Abnormal Returns readers purchased in September 2016

Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert Cialdini rocketed to the top of our book list this month. It is the long-awaited follow-up to Cialdini’s classic Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion. Clearly there was some pent-up demand because it bested the rest of the field by a mile. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance and How to Think About Money by Jonathan Clements also jumped onto the best seller list and my reading list as well.

For more book ideas you can check out our latest post compiling our many book links as well as last month’s best-selling list. We present sales two ways: the first is by unit sales and the second way is by revenue which can be notably different. Here are the books (combined print and Kindle* that Abnormal Returns readers purchased at Amazon during September 2016:

The Top 10 (by Unit Sales)

  1. Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert Cialdini
  2. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance
  3. How to Make Money with Global Macro by Javier Gonzalez
  4. How to Think About Money by Jonathan Clements
  5. Jesse Livermore — Boy Plunger: The Man Who Sold America Short in 1929 by Tom Rubython
  6. So You Want to Start a Hedge Fund: Lessons for Managers and Allocators by Ted Seides
  7. But What If We’re Wrong?: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past by Chuck Klosterman
  8. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
  9. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight
  10. Heads I Win, Tails I Win: Why Smart Investors Fail and How to Tile the Odds In Your Favor by Spencer Jakab

The Top 10 (by Revenue)

  1. Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade by Robert Cialdini
  2. How to Make Money with Global Macro by Javier Gonzalez
  3. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance
  4. Jesse Livermore — Boy Plunger: The Man Who Sold America Short in 1929 by Tom Rubython
  5. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
  6. Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight
  7. How to Think About Money by Jonathan Clements
  8. But What If We’re Wrong?: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past by Chuck Klosterman
  9. So You Want to Start a Hedge Fund: Lessons for Managers and Allocators by Ted Seides
  10. Heads I Win, Tails I Win: Why Smart Investors Fail and How to Tile the Odds In Your Favor by Spencer Jakab

Thanks again to everyone who purchased a copy of my book or any other book (or item) during the month. Mid-month look for our monthly post summing up all of our book-related links as well.


Originally published at abnormalreturns.com on October 1, 2016.