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Once again, its time to peruse the data to see which books TBP readers bought last month. Amazon’s embed code lets me track every click from these links — how many people look at the page, how many books get seen, and/or collectively purchased.

Its anonymous — I don’t know who bought what — but there’s lots of data on the various books generated.

These were the most popular TBP books for November:

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Nassim Nicholas Taleb)

Bailout Nation, with New Post-Crisis Update: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy (Barry Ritholtz)

Bull by the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall Street from Itself (Sheila Bair)

Dark Pools: High-Speed Traders, A.I. Bandits, and the Threat to the Global Financial System (Scott Patterson)

Exploring Wine: Completely Revised 3rd Edition (Steven Kolpan)

Go the F**k to Sleep (Adam Mansbach)

Hedge Fund Market Wizards (Jack D. Schwager)

How We Know What Isn’t So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life (Thomas Gilovich)

The Art of Contrary Thinking (Humphrey B. Neill)

The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: “On Robustness and Fragility” (Nassim Nicholas Taleb)


Kindle and eBooks after the jump

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These were the most popular TBP Kindle eBooks for November:

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder (Nassim Nicholas Taleb)

Art of Contrary Thinking (Humphrey Bancroft Neill)

Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy (Barry Ritholtz)

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (Charles Mackay)

The Payoff: Why Wall Street Always Wins (Jeff Connaughton)

The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-but Some Don’t (Nate Silver)

Category: Books, Consumer Spending

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2 Responses to “Books Bought By Big Picture Readers (November 2012)”

  1. mathman says:

    You can’t handle the truth, 2.0:


    “Eyes blinded by the fog of things
    cannot see truth.
    Ears deafened by the din of things
    cannot hear truth.
    Brains bewildered by the whirl of things
    cannot think truth.
    Hearts deadened by the weight of things
    cannot feel truth.
    Throats choked by the dust of things
    cannot speak truth.”
    ― Harald Bell Wright – The Uncrowned King
    I consider myself a seeker of truth. It isn’t easy finding it in todays’ world. In an alternate version of the famous scene from A Few Good Men, I picture myself telling Turbo Tax Timmy Geithner that I want the truth and his angry truthful response:

    “Son, we live in a world that has Wall Street banks, and those banks have to be guarded by puppet politicians in Washington D.C. with lobbyist written laws and Madison Avenue PR maggots with media propaganda. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Representative Paul? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for the average middle class American family, and you curse the ruling oligarchs. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That the death of the American middle class, while tragic, probably saved the bonuses of thousands of Wall Street bankers. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, increases the wealth of these same bankers who destroyed the worldwide economic system in 2008. You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about in the food bank line, you want me on Wall Street, you need me on Wall Street. We use words like derivative, fiscal stimulus, quantitative easing. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent syphoning off the wealth of the nation. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very debt that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up 1000 shares of Apple, and hope our high frequency trading supercomputers can ramp the market for a while longer. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to.”

  2. Orange14 says:

    I am surprised that Nate Silver’s fine book, “The Signal and the Noise: Why Most Predictions Fail but Some Don’t” didn’t make the list. It’s a must read for all investors!