I always find it interesting to see what books TBP readers are buying.

This is an update to an October post looking at the same data. Seems like a greater variety of titles made it into noticeable sales rankings this month:

13 Bankers (Simon Johnson, James Kwak)

The Age of Deleveraging: Investment Strategies for a Decade of Slow Growth and Deflation (A. Gary Shilling)

All the Devils Are Here (Bethany McLean, Joe Nocera)

Art of Contrary Thinking (Humphrey Bancroft Neill)

Bailout Nation (Barry Ritholtz)

The Big Short (Michael Lewis)

Chasing Goldman Sachs (Suzanne McGee)

Crash of the Titans: Greed, Hubris, the Fall of Merrill Lynch, and the Near-Collapse of Bank of America (Greg Farrell)

The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve (G. Edward Griffin)

Griftopia (Matt Taibbi)How I Trade and Invest in Stocks and Bonds (Richard D. Wyckoff)

Inflated: How Money and Debt Built the American Dream (R. Christopher Whalen)

Life (Keith Richards)

Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World (Liaquat Ahamed)

The Monster (Michael W. Hudson)

More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite (Sebastian Mallaby)

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (Edwin Lefèvre)

Stock Market Wizards (Jack D. Schwager)

Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk among Us (John Quiggin)

If I have time, I’ll add the kindle data, but its about10% of the hardcover.

Category: Books, Consumer Spending, Weblogs

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11 Responses to “Books Bought By Big Picture Readers (November, 2010)”

  1. gethoht says:

    I didn’t purchase it through your site, but I bought Econned by Yves Smith and Bailout Nation last month at a brick and mortar Borders. I’ll be boycotting Amazon due to their censorship of Wikileaks at the request of douchebag Lieberman. If Amazon wants to get into the censorship business, maybe they should get out of the book and publishing business.

  2. zenospinoza says:

    Why isn’t Roger Lowenstein’s The End of Wall Street on the list?


    BR: Dunno — I’m halfway thru it, and liking it a lot. I simply go by how many purchases are made via Amazon (its the only TBP specific data I have access to)

    In fact, I have to embed a specific code to track Amazon.com

  3. TPM has the story of how Lieberman made that came about:
    How Lieberman Got Amazon To Drop Wikileaks (TPM)

    If you really want to hate Amazon, read how they squeeze small publishers:
    Books After Amazon (Boston Review)

  4. WNL says:

    You know, I agree with gethoht.
    I am astounded at the world around us. Interpol has a man on it’s ‘Most Wanted’ list for not using a condom? Amazon shuts down servers suddenly and now the U.S. Justice Department, the Department of Homeland Security and nine U.S. Attorneys’ Offices seized 82 domain names first and asked questions later? It’s just sad.

  5. mathdock says:

    I was struck that this latest turn in Assange’s life (Most Wanted status) occurred ONE DAY after he announced his intention to dump “a large bank’s” emails. Not so when the US Defense or State Depts’ documents were being dumped. I DO recall the charges on his alleged sex crime(s) closely followed the initial Defense Dept documetn release.

    So the question is, whose chain did Assange rattle before he faced consequences? Hmmmm……

  6. dcsos says:

    Well I’ve posted here but don’t seem to count, as my purchase of ECONNED by YVES SMITH doesn’t show up.

  7. diogeron says:

    I just bought Matt Tiabbi’s book, “Griftopia” for my son for Xmas. Since it wasn’t wrapped yet, I decide d to read a few pages. OK, now I’m going to read the whole book since I’m already half way through the book, wrap it and give it to him anyway.

    Don’t judge that ye be judged or turn into Naomi Judd or something like that.

  8. aravir says:

    The one book which should always be on a list like this is Extraordinary Popular Delusions & The Madness Of Crowds, by Charles Mackay, first published in 1841.

  9. rj chicago says:

    Barry – Maybe instead of all these finance books given the time we live in THE BIBLE would be appropriate!!!!! EEEEEEK!

  10. rj chicago says:

    AND – Keith is just plain SCARY to look at – Man o man – there is some hard livin on that dude’s face!!!

  11. clipb says:

    highly ecommend “ubiquity” a gread read dealing with natural systems, artificial as well, and the nature of outlier consequences. earhquakes, avalanches, fires, even financial systems!