What do you say after you say hello? by Eric Berne was a good read. Berne is a psychologist with a good grasp of style and a sense of frank humor. The book itself is informative without being overwhelming, humorous without being overly dramatic, and realistic without being cynical. It’s a bit of a longer read — it was worth it, for what I got out of it. It’s an older book now, and can usually be found on Amazon for cheap, if you would like to read it after reading this review.
Progression is one of the most life-changing and applicable series of nonfiction I’ve ever read. Sebastian Marshall writes with a strong sense of storytelling, yet manages to weave in philosophical and actionable lessons from analyzing the historical narratives he presents them with. It’s almost like reading a Malcolm Gladwell book where he not only analyzes high-performers from the past ten years, but from history’s most famous figures, and gives you clear action items to go along with.