Over the past couple of weeks we have linked almost daily to items about new books, whether it be reviews, notes, etc. We wanted to collect them all in a post just to make our readers don’t miss any of them. You can also check out our latest monthly post that highlights the most popular books among Abnormal Returns readers. Enjoy!

Book notes

Why the Fed matters. A look at Invest with the Fed: Maximizing Portfolio Performance by Following Federal Reserve Policy by Robert R. Johnson, Gerald R. Jensen, and Luis Garcia-Feijooy. (Reading the Markets)

Get What’s Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security by Laurence Kotlikoff, Philip Moeller, and Paul Solman has become an unexpected bestseller.  (Bloomberg)

Five ways to raise financially savvy (and grateful) kids. Insights from Ron Lieber’s. The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, And Smart About Money. (Fatherly)

A look at Robert Pozen and Theresa Hamacher’s updated The Fund Industry: How Your Money Is Managed(Reading the Markets)

Shane Parrish, “The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere [by Pico Iyer] is a persuasively argued case for the pleasures of slowing down and being in one place. The adventure of going nowhere but inside ourselves.”  (Farnam Street)

Warren Buffett’s endorsement has pushed Jack Bogle’s The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Share of Stock Market Returns back onto the bestseller list.  (MoneyBeat)

Book reviews

Zac Bissonnette’s The Great Beanie Baby Bubble: Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute is a unique American story “artfully told.”  (WSJ)

Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying) by Bill Gifford is a “informative and entertaining”  (Marginal Revolution)

The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money are Challenging the Global Economic Order by Paul Vigna and Michael Casey is “interesting and lucid” (Fortune)

The ideas in Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger are obvious only in retrospect.  (Alpha Architect)

On the paradox of skill from Larry Swedroe’s The Incredible Shrinking Alpha: And What You Can Do to Escape Its Clutches.  (Wealth Management)

Book releases

Meb Faber’s Global Asset Allocation: A Survey of the World’s Top Asset Allocation Strategists is now out and available for download. You can read the introduction online.

Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli is a “remarkable book.”  (Daring Fireball)

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