Reading List: Dre Baldwin’s Book Recommendations, by Category



I started reviewing every book I read a few years ago here on this site and keeping a list, and I still get asked often about books to read. This page will list books, by category, that you can read to serve your purposes.

Below these is Dre Baldwin’s Book Reading List: what I’m reading now, plus a list of (almost) everything I’ve read from circa 2012-on. I read these books for different reasons — some business, some personal, recommendations, others I just stumbled into — and review the ones I like (which is most of them).

Reading is my second-most-oft done activity aside from working out and using computers (which, I guess, would make reading 3rd). And since I’m out of school, books are my #1 method of continuing education. The title links are to my reviews of each.

Dre Baldwin’s Books: These are books written by me! I recommend you read them all – or listen; Audible will give you any of my books free. I guarantee a return on investment.

Buy A Game: Amazon | iBooks | Audio | iTunes Audio

The Mental Handbook: Amazon | iBooks | Audio | iTunes Audio

The Mirror of Motivation: Amazon | iBooks | Audio | iTunes Audio

The Super You: Amazon | iBooks | Audio | iTunes Audio

The Overseas Basketball Blueprint: Amazon | iBooks | Audio | iTunes Audio

Dre Philosophy Vol. 0: Amazon | iBooks

55 Daily People Skills: Amazon | iBooks | Audio | iTunes Audio

100 Mental Game Best Practices: Amazon | iBooks | Audio | iTunes Audio

25 Reasons To Quit Worrying: Amazon | iBooks | Audio | iTunes Audio

25 Conversation Starters: AmazoniBooks | Audio | iTunes Audio

Ask Yourself A Better Question: Amazon | iBooks | Audio | iTunes Audio

The Seller’s Mindset: Amazon | iBooks | Audio | iTunes Audio

The Mental Workbook: Amazon | iBooks | Audible | iTunes Audio

Basketball: Which Position Should You Play?: Amazon | iBooks | Audible | iTunes Audio

Basketball: The 4 Essential Mental Game Tools: Amazon | iBooks | Audible | iTunes Audio

Basketball: Playing As Well As You PracticeAmazon | iBooks | Audible | iTunes Audio

Basketball: 30 Days To Tryouts: Amazon | iBooks | Audible | iTunes Audio

Basketball: The 9 Essential Game Skills: Amazon | iBooks | Audible | iTunes Audio

101 Content Ideas: Amazon | iBooks | Audible

46 Things You Must Know About Playing Basketball Overseas: Amazon | iBooks | Audible

How To Get More Females: Amazon | iBooks | Audible

The Insta-Philosopher: Amazon | iBooks

When To Quit – Yes, There IS A Time: Amazon | iBooks | Audible

Be The Hope You Wish You Had: Amazon | iBooks | Audible

Daily Game Vol. 1Amazon | iBooks | Audible | iTunes Audio

Daily Game Vol. 2Amazon | iBooks | Audible | iTunes Audio

Daily Game Vol. 3Amazon | iBooks | Audible | iTunes Audio

Daily Game Vol. 4Amazon | iBooks | Audible | iTunes Audio

Daily Game Vol. 5Amazon | iBooks | Audible | iTunes Audio

Daily Game Vol. 6Amazon | iBooks | Audible | iTunes Audio

Personal Development, Self-Help, Self Improvement: The books you’d find in the self-help section of a bookstore, and, to me, the #1 way to further you education as a human outside of school (and in many cases, better than school). These will make you better as a person in whatever vocation your in or headed into.

The Law Of Success by Napoleon Hill Amazon | iBooks | Audible

Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill Amazon | iBooks | Audible

The Mental Handbook by Dre Baldwin AmazoniBooks | Audible

The Mirror Of Motivation by Dre Baldwin AmazoniBooks | Audible

The Super You by Dre Baldwin Amazon | iBooks | Audible

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell Amazon | iBooks | Audible

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson Amazon | iBooks | Audible

The Art Of Worldly Wisdom by Balthasar Gracian Amazon | iBooks | Audible

Awaken The Giant Within by Tony Robbins Amazon | iBooks | Audible

How To Be Legendary by Johnny B. Truant  Free PDF

Eleven Rings by Phil Jackson Amazon | iBooks | Audible

Choose Yourself by James Altucher Amazon | Audible

Success Through Stillness by Russell Simmons Amazon | iBooks | Audible

The 21 Irrefutable Laws Of Leadership by John C. Maxwell Amazon | iBooks | Audible

Thick Face, Black Heart by Chin-Ning Chu Amazon | iBooks | Audible

As A Man Thinketh by James Allen Amazon| iBooks | Audible

Power Cues by Nick Morgan Amazon| iBooks | Audible

My Philosophy On Successful Living by Jim Rohn Amazon | iBooks | Audible

Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek Amazon| iTunes | Audible

The Success Principles by Jack Canfield Amazon | iBooks | Audible

Outwitting The Devil by Napoleon Hill Amazon | iBooks | Audible

Over The Top by Zig Ziglar Amazon| iBooks | Audible

Lead The Field by Earl Nightingale Amazon | iBooks | Audible

Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin Amazon | iBooks | Audible

The Mental Workbook by Dre Baldwin WorkOnYourGameUAmazon | Audible

Get Smart! by Brian Tracy Amazon | iBooks| Audible

Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz Amazon | iBooks| Audible

It’s Not About You by Bob Burg and John David Mann Amazon | iBooks | Audible

The Noticer by Andy Andrews Amazon | iBooks | Audible

Letters From A Stoic by Lucis Annaeus Seneca Amazon | iBooks | Audible

Promoting, Selling & Marketing Yourself or Your Business: These are my favorites when it comes to learning how to sell yourself and market your skills in order to create business opportunities. This is the stuff they don’t teach you in schools.

The Overseas Basketball Blueprint by Dre Baldwin Amazon | iTunes

The Magic Of Thinking Big by David J. Scwartz Amazon | iTunes | Audio

It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be by Paul Arden Amazon

Whatever You Think, Think The Opposite by Paul Arden Amazon

A Whole New Mind by David Pink Amazon | iTunes  | Audio

The War Of Art by Steve Pressfield Amazon | iTunes | Audio

David And Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell Amazon | iTunes | Audio

The Choose Yourself Guide To Wealth by James Altucher Amazon | Audio

The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone Amazon | iTunes | Audio

How To Become A Great Boss by by Jeffery J. Fox Amazon | iTunes

If You’re Not First, You’re Last by Grant Cardone Amazon | iTunes | Audio

How The World Sees You by Sally Hogshead Amazon | iTunes | Audio

Sell Or Be Sold by Grant Cardone Amazon | iBooks | Audio

Creating Wealth by Robert G. Allen Amazon | iBooks | Audio

Dotcom Secrets by Russell Brunson FREEAmazon | iBooks | Audio

The Wealthy Speaker 2.0 by Jane Atkinson Amazon | iBooks | Audio

Closer’s Survival Guide by Grant Cardone Audio (get this!) | Amazon | iBooks | Audio

Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port Amazon | iBooks | Audio

Million Dollar Consulting by Alan Weiss Amazon | iBooks | Audio

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson Amazon | iBooks | Audio

Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got by Jay Abraham  Amazon | iBooks | Audio

Million Dollar Speaking by Alan Weiss  Amazon | iBooks | Audio

Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins Amazon | iBooks | Audio

Zero to One by Peter Thiel Amazon | iBooks | Audio 

Think Big And Kick Ass by Donald Trump Amazon | iBooks | Audio

The Brain Audit by Sean D’Souza Amazon | iBooks | Audio

It’s Not About You by Bob Burg and John David Mann Amazon | iBooks | Audio

Strategy & Competition: Probably my favorite category. These books are what I call “deep reads” — you’ll need to turn off the music and TV while taking these in to give your brain room to think as you read. These books are the longest, but also the most valuable for long-term benefit in my opinion.

The 48 Laws Of Power by Robert Greene  Amazon | iTunes | Audio

The 33 Strategies of War by Robert Greene Amazon | iTunes | Audio

The 50th Law by Robert Greene  Amazon | iTunes | Audio

For The Love Of The Game by Michael Jordan Amazon

Driven From Within by Michael Jordan Amazon | iTunes

Relentless by Tim Grover Amazon | iTunes | Audio

The Art Of War by Sun-Tzu Amazon | iTunes | Audio

The Prince by Machiavelli Amazon | iTunes | Audio

The Book Of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi Amazon | iTunes | Audio

Strategy by B.H. Lidell Hart Amazon | iTunes | Audio

The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy Amazon | iTunes | Audio

Conquerors by Tomasso Lagana Amazon | iTunes | Audio

The Warrior Ethos by Steve Pressfield Amazon | iTunes | Audio

Think Like a Freak by Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner Amazon | iBooks | Audio

The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly Amazon | iBooks | Audio

On War by Carl Von Clausewitz Amazon | iBooks | Audio

The ONE Thing by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan Amazon | iBooks | Audio

Win Bigly by Scott Adams Amazon | iBooks | Audio 

Pre-Suasion by Robert Cialdini Amazon | iBooks | Audio

Finding Yourself/What To Do With Your Life (Post-Sports): These are the books I tell people to get when they’re not sure what they want to do (next).

Mastery by Robert Greene Amazon | iTunes | Audio

The Four-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss Amazon | iTunes | Audio

Do You! by Russell Simmons Amazon | iTunes | Audio

How Successful People Think by John C. Maxwell Amazon | iTunes | Audio

How To Win At The Sport Of Business by Mark Cuban Amazon | iTunes | Audio

The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber Amazon | iTunes | Audio

The Cashflow Quadrant by Robert Koyosaki Amazon | iTunes | Audio

4 Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss Amazon | Audio

Never Eat Alone by Kieth Ferazzi Amazon | iTunes | Audio

Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Ecker Amazon | iTunes | Audio

The Art Of The Deal by Donald Trump Amazon | iTunes | Audio

So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport Amazon | iTunes | Audio

Sleep Revolution by Ariana Huffington Amazon | iBooks | Audio

Dre Philosophy Vol. 0 by Dre Baldwin Amazon | iBooks

The End Of Jobs by Taylor Pearson Amazon | iBooks | Audio

Dealing With The Opposite Sex, Dating & Social Life: These books are all about socializing, dating, meeting the right person for you, etc.

The Art Of Seduction by Robert Greene Amazon | iTunes | Audio

Pimp by Iceberg Slim Amazon | iTunes | Audio

The Game by Neil Strauss Amazon | iTunes | Audio

The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman Amazon | iTunes | Audio

Manology by Reverend Run & Tyrese Amazon | iTunes | Audio

The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine, M.D. Amazon | iBooks | Audio

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Reviews:

The 48 Laws Of Power by Robert Greene

A Light In The Attic by Shel Silverstein

For The Love Of The Game and Driven From Within by Michael Jordan

Competitive Fire by Michael Clarkson

The Magic Of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz

Better Faster Smarter by Charles Duhigg

Cesar’s Way and Be The Pack Leader by Cesar Milan

The 33 Strategies of War by Robert Greene

The Power Of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

The Four-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be and Whatever You Think, Think The Opposite by Paul Arden

Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff by Richard Carlson

Shaq Talks Back by Shaquille O’Neal

Pour Your Heart Into It by Howard Schultz

The Jordan Rules by Sam Smith

Revelations by Ma$e

The Google Story  by David A. Vise and Mark Malseed

The Art Of War by Sun Tzu

Wendy’s Got The Heat and The Wendy Williams Experience by Wendy Williams

A Whole New Mind by Dan Pink

How To Be Like Mike by Pat Williams

Let Me Tell You A Story by John Feinstein

:07 Seconds Or Less by Jack McCallum

POP! Stand Out In Any Crowd by Sam Horn

Make It Happen by Kevin Lyles

The Pre-Paid Legal Story by Harlan Stonecipher

Confessions Of A Park Avenue Plastic Surgeon by Cap Lesesne

From Pieces To Weight by 50 Cent

Ego Trip’s Book Of Rap Lists by Ego Trip

Outrageous! By Charles Barkley

E.A.R.L. By DMX

That Something told by Paul J. Meyer

The 21 Irrefutable Laws Of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

The 22 Immutable Laws Of Marketing by Al Ries and Jack Trout

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

The Macrophenomenal Pro Basketball Almanac by FreeDarko

The Definitive Book Of Body Language by Barbara Pease

Can I Keep My Jersey? By Paul Shirley

Gut Feelings by Gerd Gigerenzer

Moneyball by Michael Lewis

I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell by Tucker Max

The 21 Indispensable Qualities Of A Leader by John C. Maxwell

The 50th Law by Robert Greene & 50 Cent

Freakonomics by Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner

What’s Holding You Back? by Sam Horn

A Technique For Producing Ideas by James Webb Young

The Book Of Basketball by Bill Simmons

212 by Sam Parker

Do You! By Russell Simons

Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X

The Art Of Seduction by Robert Greene

Eating The Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman

I Can Read You Like A Book by Gregory Hartley and Maryann Karinch

Life And Def by Russell Simmons

Red And Me by

Pimp by Iceberg Slim

The Hero Within by Carol Pearson

Tongue Fu! by Sam Horn

Decoded by Jay-Z

Who’s Afraid Of A Large Black Man? By Charles Barkley

Assholes Finish First by Tucker Max

How Successful People Think by John C. Maxwell

Make Today Count by John C. Maxwell

Klosterman IV by Chuck Klosterman

Drive by Daniel Pink

The Four Hour Body by Tim Ferriss

50×50 by 50 Cent

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

Talent Is Overrated Geoffrey Colvin

Shaq Uncut by Shaquille O’Neal

Super Rich  by Russell Simmons

Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk

Secrets To Success by Eric Thomas

My Infamous Life by Prodigy of Mobb Deep

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

Tribes by Seth Godin

The Art Of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracian

Hilarity Ensues by Tucker Max

A Pocket Mirror For Heroes by Baltasar Gracian

Sloppy Seconds by Tucker Max

Linchpin by Seth Godin

How To Win At The Sport Of Business by Mark Cuban

The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber

The Flip Manifesto by David Pink

The Way Of The Superior Man by David Dieda

Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It by Kamal Ravikant

The Book Of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi

Don’t Put Me In, Coach by Mark Titus

The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

The Cashflow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki

The Dream Team by Jack McCallum

App Empire by Chad Mureta

Awaken The Giant Within by Tony Robbins

How To Be Legendary by Johnny B. Truant

279 Days To Overnight Success by by Chris Guillebeau

A Brief Guide To World Domination by Chris Guillebeau

Face Reader by Patrician McCarthy

The War Of Art by Steven Pressfield

Mastery by Robert Greene

4 Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss

My Bondage And My Freedom by Frederick Douglas

How To Build Websites That Sell

Relentless by Tim Grover

The Impossible Manifesto by Jel Runyon

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Eleven Rings by Phil Jackson

Choose Yourself by James Altucher

Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind, And Naked by Gene Elliot Thornton, Jr. aka Malice

Mo’ Metta Blues by ?uestlove

Influence by Robert Cialdini

Think Like A Stripper by Erika Lyremark

Trust Me, I’m Lying by Ryan Holiday

The Game by Neill Strauss

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk

Strategy by B.H. Lidell Hart

Growth Hacker Marketing by Ryan Holiday

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

ICE by Ice-T

Undisputed Truth by Mike Tyson

David And Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

Never Eat Alone by Kenneth Farrazi

Your Survival Instinct Is Killing You by Marc Schoen

The Sports Gene by David Epstein

Design Crazy by Max Chafkin

I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi

The Wolf Of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort

Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk

Success Through Stillness by Russell Simmons

Showtime by Jeff Perlman

Liespotting by Pamela Meyer

Good Strategy, Bad Strategy by Richard P. Rumelt

Formula 50 by 50 Cent

The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday

Steal Like An Artist by Austin Kleon

The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

Jump Attack by Tim Grover

Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker

Conquerors by Tommaso Lagano

The 21 Irrefutable Laws Of Leadership by John Maxwell

Thick Face, Black Heart by Chin Ning-Chu

The Warrior Ethos by Steven Pressfield

The Art Of The Deal by Donald Trump

The Everything Store by Brad Stone

The Law Of Success by Napoleon Hill

The Truth About Men, Women And Money by Kevin O’Leary

SNAP Selling by Jill Konrath

The Choose Yourself Guide To Wealth by James Altucher

As A Man Thinketh by James Allen

Michael Jordan: The Life by Roland Lazenby

Contagious by Jonah Berger

The Success Principles by Jack Canfield

Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

How The World Sees You by Sally Hogshead

The Philosophy On Successful Living by Jim Rohn

If You’re Not First, You’re Last by Grant Cardone

Power Cues by Nick Morgan

The Greatest Networker In The World by John Milton Fogg

The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone

 Menology by Reverend Run and Tyrese

How To Become A Great Boss by Jeffrey J. Fox

The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

So Good They Cant Ignore You by Cal Newport

Outwitting The Devil by Napoleon Hill

Sell Or Be Sold by Grant Cardone

Never Give Up by Donald Trump

Money: Master The Game by Tony Robbins

Risky Is The New Safe by Randy Gage

Creating Wealth by Robert G. Allen

Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington

Dotcom Secrets by Russell Brunson

Obvious Adams by Robert R. Updegraff

Living With A SEAL by Jessee Itzler

Over The Top by Zig Ziglar

The Prosperous Coach by Steve Chandler and Rich Litvin

The Richest Man In Babylon by George C. Clason

Anything You Want by Derek Sivers

Think Like A Freak by Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner

The Closer’s Survival Guide by Grant Cardone

The Wealthy Speaker 2.0 by Jane Atkinson

10 Steps To Get More Coaching Clients And Double Your Income by Simon Lovell

 Nobody Wants To Read Your Sh*t by Steven Pressfield

Striking Thoughts by Bruce Lee

 Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port

What Would The Rockefellers Do? by Michael Isom and Garret Gunderson

How to Be a Power Connector by Judy Robinett

The Confidence Game by Maria Konnikova

Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine, M.D.

Sell It Today, Sell It Now by Tom Hopkins

The Happy Vegan by Russell Simmons

The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly

A History Of The World In 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

Everything is Obvious* (Once You Know The Answers) by Duncan J. Watts

Be Obsessed or Be Average by Grant Cardone

On War by Carl Von Clausewitz

 The ONE Thing by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan

Tools Of Titans by Tim Ferriss

 Pitch Anything by Oren Klaff

The Art Of War by Sun Tzu

Sapiens by Noah Yuval Harari

The Book of Luke by Luther Campbell

The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann

Launch by Jeff Walker

The Ellipsis Manual by Chase Hughes

 6ix Kick-Ass Strategies Of The Million-Dollar Entrepreneur by Dawnna St. Louis

Do You Talk Funny? by David Nihill

How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big by Scott Adams

 Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

The Epic Keynote by Jane Atkinson

Slipstream Time Hacking by Benjamin P. Hardy

Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got by Jay Abraham

Win Bigly by Scott Adams

Letters From A Stoic by Lucis Annaeus Seneca

Boys Among Men by Jonathan Abrams

Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins

The Autobiography of Gucci Mane by Gucci Mane

Million Dollar Speaking by Alan Weiss

Pre-Suasion by Robert Cialdini

All The Pieces Matter by Jonathan Abrams

Zero to One by Peter Thiel

Get Smart! by Brian Tracy

The Tao of Wu by RZA

Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz

The Year Of Living Biblically By AJ Abrams

Return Of The King by Brian Windhorst and Dave McMenamin

Think Big And Kick Ass By Donald Trump

Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg

Your One Word By Evan Carmichael

The Brain Audit by Sean D’Souza

The End Of Jobs by Taylor Pearson

It’s Not About You by Bob Burg and John David Mann

The Noticer by Andy Andrews

When Nothing Else Matters by Michael Leahy

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