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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 December:

Exploring Wine: Completely Revised 3rd Ed (Steven Kolpan & Brian H. Smith)

Underwater Dogs (Seth Casteel)

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

The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood (James Gleick)

How Music Works (David Byrne)

Paul Wilmott Introduces Quantitative Finance (Paul Wilmott)

Hugh Johnson’s Wine Companion: The Encyclopedia of Wines, Vineyards and Winemakers (Hugh Johnson)

Thinking, Fast and Slow (Daniel Kahneman)

Let’s Pray (Not Just Say) the Rosary: Classic Edition; Luminous Mysteries Added (Richard Rooney S.J.)

Wait: The Art and Science of Delay (Frank Partnoy)

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

The Rolling Stones 50 (The Rolling Stones)

Kindle and eBooks after the jump

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These were the most popular TBP Kindle eBooks for November:

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

How Music Works (David Byrne)

Wait: The Art and Science of Delay (Frank Partnoy)

The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood (James Gleick)

Thinking, Fast and Slow (Daniel Kahneman)

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

How We Know What Isn’T So (Thomas Gilovich)

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

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (First Edition) (A Marketplace Book) (Marketplace Books)

 

Category: Books, Consumer Spending

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7 Responses to “Books Bought By Big Picture Readers (December 2012)”

  1. CitizenWhy says:

    People should consider reading “Owning Our Future” by Marjorie Kelly. Read the reviews on Amazon.

  2. ReductiMat says:

    Big Danny K (the name he records his rap music under) has been rocking this list for a long time. Rightfully so I must add.

  3. znmeb says:

    1. What happened to ‘Backstage Wall Street?’
    2. Why not the latest edition of ‘Reminiscences’, with the lengthy addition from Paul Tudor Jones?

  4. JimRino says:

    Antifragil: where author, a noted expert in statistics, goes off into things he’s not competent at addressing.
    Like, the paleo diet, which will get you to 50 and a massive heart attack thereafter.

    - Modern beef doesn’t roam, is not wild and is high in fat.
    - Modern man does not hunt for a massive amount of hours in the wild, exposed to the weather.
    - Modern man is not capable of walking for 10 miles a day, with a 100 pound catch on his back.

  5. ReductiMat says:

    JimRino, eat up your refined sugars! It’s our salvation!

  6. romerjt says:

    I’m reading James Fallow’s book “China Airborne and highly recommend it

    Consider this illustration / insight: When Boeing was helping China address the safety and operational protocols necessary for airline operation they could not be presented as American standards because that would imply a relationship (inferior – superior remember Confucius?) between the American and China that was unpleasant to the Chinese. They had to be presented as “international standards” even though they were developed by America because that way the Chinese could see them selves as improving towards a non-personalized international standard . . something much more acceptable in a Confucian way.

    And then this . . . If all the people from Mexico, Brazil, in fact ALL the countries in North and South America, plus Nigeria and Japan moved to the US we would almost as many people as China!

  7. L-vis says:

    Yo Mat: Moderation, my friend. A margarita pizza is so good. And too much animal fat will plug your heart and ruin your prostate.