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These books aren’t new, but I read and enjoyed them and thought I’d share the good I’d found.
It’s Not You, It’s the Dishes (originally titled Spousonomics) by Paula Szuchman and Jenny Anderson: This is a very good book full of both tantalizing research and anecdotes about using the principles of economics to improve relationships. Loss aversion, supply and demand, moral hazard, bubbles, the list goes on and on, and the authors often make it clear how those concepts apply to building a strong relationship (or being aware of potential conflicts). Not only that, they reference all the studies they point toward, so it’s possible to look this up yourself. I think it’s one of the more refreshing “marriage manuals” out there. Definitely worth a read.
Better Than College by Blake Boles: A great little book about how to take your education into your own hands, and the benefits thereof. Focuses a lot on unschooled homeschoolers, but the principles can be applied at any age to anyone, especially those who want to add some practicality to their dreams.
The Education of Millionaires by Michael Ellsberg: This is a tricky one, because it’s overflowing with anecdotes. However, the sources he cites are great, especially the books by Seth Godin, and the principles, I believe, are sound. Although I disagree with parts of what he says, I believe this book is worth a read by those who want to understand more about improving your life, both financially and in general.