Here, you’ll find links to books and other products to help you on your journey. Everything on this list has truly inspired us in some way. Please note that some of these links may be affiliate links. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking one of these links, we might make a small commission. No matter how small the commission, it helps keeps The Integrated Man Cave afloat. So, thank you for your support.
on entrepreneurship & lifestyle design
The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
The 4-Hour Workweek is, perhaps, the first book that made many of us realize we could create an online business and live a life of flexibility and freedom. Whether your dream is escaping the 9-to-5 rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, or earning a substantial monthly income with little management, The 4-Hour Workweek provides the blueprint.
The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
In preparing to write this book, Guillebeau identified 1,500 individuals who have built businesses earning $50,000 or more from a modest investment (in many cases, $100 or less), and from that group he chose to focus on the 50 most intriguing case studies. The $100 Startup distills the most valuable lessons from those who’ve learned how to turn their personal passions into profit and restructure their lives in ways that gave them greater freedom and fulfillment.
The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ Demarco
Learn why jobs, 401ks, and 40 years of mindless frugality will never make you rich. You’ll also learn the real law of wealth, the leading cause of poorness, why most entrepreneurs fail, and why popular platitudes like “do what you love” will keep you poor. If you’re looking to accumulate wealth, buy this book.
on psychology, happiness & well-being
The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking by Oliver Burkeman
In The Antidote, Burkeman introduces us to an unusual group of people who share a single, surprising way of thinking about life. Whether experimental psychologists, terrorism experts, Buddhists, hardheaded business consultants, Greek philosophers, or modern-day gurus, they all argue that our constant effort to be happy is what’s making us all miserable. This is one of our very favorite books here at The Integrated Man Cave. Get it here.
Spontaneous Happiness by Andrew Weil, M.D.
In Spontaneous Happiness, Dr. Andrew Weil redefines the notion of happiness and illustrates the limitations of the biomedical model of mental health. Dr. Weil presents an array of proven treatment strategies for low mood and depression, drawing on techniques from Ayurveda, Buddhism, psychotherapy, mindfulness training, and much more. Buy Spontaneous Happiness here.
Feeling Good by David Burns, M.D.
In Feeling Good, eminent psychiatrist and the godfather of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, David D. Burns, M.D., outlines the scientifically proven techniques that will immediately lift your spirits and help you develop a more positive outlook on life. You’ll learn how to recognize what causes mood swings, deal with guilt, overcome addiction to love and approval and build self-esteem. Buy Feeling Good here.
on health and fitness
Fitness Confidential by Vinnie Tortorich
For several decades, Vinnie Tortorich has been Hollywood’s go-to guy for celebrities and athletes looking to get fit in a hurry. In this hilariously written, R-rated memoir, Vinnie holds nothing back. What’s the best piece of fitness equipment money can buy? What’s the fastest way to lose weight: diet or exercise? Why are health clubs worse than used car lots? Get the answers to these questions and more in Fitness Confidential.
Eat Happy by Anna Vocino
Eat Happy has over 150 delicious grain-free, gluten-free recipes that are also free of any processed sugars. If you are low carb or paleo, if want keep autoimmune issues at bay, or if you just want to lose extra weight, Eat Happy gives you comfort food without the sugars and grains. Buy this book. Your brain and body will thank you.
Eat Happy Too by Anna Vocino
Anna’s follow-up to her first book, Eat Happy Too has 160+ grain-free, gluten-free, low carb recipes that are also free of processed sugars. Enjoy a variety of starters, mains, sides, soups, casseroles, slow cooker AND Instant Pot recipes, plus breakfast and a chapter called “Make Your Own.”
on DATING & RELATIONSHIPS
Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller
Psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Amir Levine and Rachel Heller scientifically explain why why some people seem to navigate relationships effortlessly, while others struggle. There are three relationship attachment types: anxious, avoidant and secure. Which attachment type are you?
No More Mr. Nice Guy! by Dr. Robert Glover
Don’t be fooled by the title. This book is not about being an asshole. And, it’s not just for guys. This is required reading for both men and women who spend their lives seeking the approval of others. Among other things, No More Mr. Nice Guy! will teach you how to stop people pleasing, set boundaries and start living up to your full potential. Don’t wait. Get No More Mr. Nice Guy! now.
The Tactical Guide to Women: How Men Can Manage Risk in Dating & Marriage by Shawn T. Smith PsyD
For men, love is a bit of a gamble. The right woman can positively bless a man’s life. The wrong one can lead to personal and financial ruin. Impeccably researched and backed by the author’s clinical experience, The Tactical Guide to Women delivers a solid plan for letting the right women in your life.
on LOVE & SEX
Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel
Drawing on her decades of experience as a couples therapist, the incomparable Esther Perel thoroughly examines the complexities of sustaining desire. Through case studies and lively discussion, Perel demonstrates how more exciting, playful, and even poetic sex is possible in long-term relationships. Mating in Captivity just might transform the way you live and love.
Sex at Dawn by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha
We’ve long been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science – as well as religious and cultural institutions – has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man’s possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman’s fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing. Fewer and fewer couples are getting married, and divorce rates keep climbing as adultery and flagging libido drag down even seemingly solid marriages. While debunking almost everything we “know” about sex, Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha offer an alternative explanation in this brilliantly written book.
She Comes First by Ian Kerner Ph.D.
Most guys know more about what’s under the hood of a car than under the hood of a clitoris. In the world of She Comes First, the mystery of female satisfaction is solved and the tongue is proven mightier than the sword. Hilarious and informative, She Comes First is a virtual encyclopedia of female pleasure, detailing dozens of tried-and-true techniques for consistently satisfying a woman and ensuring that sexual fulfillment is mutual.
The Multi-Orgasmic Couple by Mantak Chia, Maneewan Chia, Douglas Abrams & Rachel Carlton Abrams, M.D.
A classic work on human sexuality, The Multi-Orgasmic Couple —along with The Multi-Orgasmic Man and The Multi-Orgasmic Woman — is the first popular, accessible book designed to help sexual partners achieve new levels of sensual pleasure and intimacy. The Multi-Orgasmic Couple combines ancient Eastern wisdom with Western knowledge to provide the sexual secrets that every couple needs to know.
The Red Queen by Matt Ridley
In The Red Queen, Matt Ridley illustrates why sex is humanity’s best strategy for outwitting its constantly mutating internal predators. The Red Queen answers dozens of other questions around human nature and culture — including why men propose marriage, the method behind our maddening notions of beauty, and the disturbing fact that a woman is more likely to conceive a child by an adulterous lover than by her husband. Buy the book here.