(This page also appears at Thumotic: Great Books For Men)
If you’re new to the Red Pill community, here are the first ten books you should read:
1. Sperm Wars, by Robin Baker
This book is your best introduction to the evolutionary psychology and its applications to human behaviour. Sperm Wars is an entertaining collection of short stories that break down the effects that evolutionary pressures have had on our natural sexual behaviour.
If you want to understand women, men, and relationships, this is the book that will show you the hidden world of sociobiology. Even if you’re a seasoned veteran of the ev psych paradigm, Sperm Wars is still fun and full of interesting ideas. I recommend it to everyone, and it makes a great ‘Introduction to The Red Pill’ for any friends, brothers or cousins on your Christmas list.
2. The Mystery Method, by Erik von Markovik
This is an old book, but it remains one of the best introductions to seduction and social dynamics out there. Skip past the outdated parts about ‘calling’ women, since Mystery was writing before the Age Of Snapchat, and you’ll see that Mystery had The Game figured out while we were still in diapers.
3. Models, by Mark Manson
This book’s core message is that you should (mostly) forget about lines and routines, embrace who you are, and radiate that You-ness openly and honestly with the women you meet. Which sounds like a bunch of hippie bullshit, but Models is the best book on Game that I’ve ever read. I think it’s an especially valuable resource for a man who has started having success in The Game, but is also unhappy with the relationships he’s having.
These books are the two best introductions to the paleolithic health that I’ve read. What sets them apart is that John Durant and Ori Hefmekler are not pushing diets; They are pushing a complete change in how we interact with the modern world. Either of these will serve as an excellent introduction to paleolithic health, but I recommend you read both.
6. The Four Hour Work Week, by Tim Ferriss
This book will change the way you think about work and life. If you are interested in making money online, living a location-independent lifestyle, and long-term travel – Tim Ferriss is the man who taught a generation what is possible in a globalized, digitally connected world. Much of the practical advice in 4HWW is out of date, but this book is still the definitive introductory textbook for the location-independent entrepreneur.
7. Getting Things Done, by David Allen
This is simply the best book on personal productivity, systems, and workflow that I have ever read. David Allen’s system is incredibly simple and effective at reducing seemingly chaotic jobs and projects into a manageable process. Combined, Getting Things Done and Four Hour Work Week will bring you to the absolute limit of your personal productivity.
8. The 48 Laws of Power, by Robert Greene
This book is a collection of hundreds of stories about powerful and impressive people, using their intelligence and foresight to get ahead in life. 48 Laws Of Power will make you hungry, and it reads well with Greene’s Art Of Seduction, which I also highly recommend.
9. Meditations, Marcus Aurelius
Meditations is a short and accessible introduction to Stoic philosophy. Plus, it was written by the Emperor of Rome in his spare time while he was out kicking Celtic ass all over southern Europe, which is pretty hardcore. Follow it up with Letters From A Stoic by Seneca.
10. Fight Club, by Chuck Palahniuk
This is the book that ties it all together. Everything that we call The Red Pill – alienation, disconnect from nature, the demonization of masculinity – was anticipated by Palahniuk in 1996.