📚 Five Books: Chasing Excellence, Becoming Bulletproof, Super Consciousness, and More!

Matt Karamazov
27 min readJan 26

Tens of thousands of people trust me to bring them the absolute best book recommendations I can each week — here are 5 instant classics!

Tens of thousands of people trust me to bring them the absolute best book recommendations I can each week.

To do that, I go through the list of 1,100+ books that I’ve read and pick out the most unforgettable reads that have stood the test of time.

But there’s only so much that I can fit into one email without overwhelming people!

So, what I’ve been doing is publishing the “long” version of those emails here, and sending the short version to my email subscribers, same as always.

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Today we’re taking a look at:

1 — Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, by David Lipsky

2 Chasing Excellence, by Ben Bergeron

3 Becoming Bulletproof, by Evy Poumpouras

4 Super Consciousness, by Colin Wilson

5 — A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, by Dave Eggers

A short summary of each book is below, along with some of the best notes that I’ve personally taken from them.

And as always, the rest of my notes and summaries for the 1,000+ books that I’ve read are all available on my Patreon.

Enjoy!

Summary:

For fans of David Foster Wallace, this is an absolute must-read. Even if you’ve been put off by the length and difficulty of books like Infinite Jest (totally understandable, by the way) or you don’t know much about the guy, Although of Course could be a perfect…

Matt Karamazov

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