Over the past month we have linked almost daily to items about new books, whether it be reviews, notes, etc. The is the second time we have collected them all in a post just to make our readers don’t miss any of them. You can check out the first edition of this linkfest or see our latest monthly post that highlights the most popular books among Abnormal Returns readers. Enjoy!

Investing books

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)

Marc Lichtenfeld’s Get Rich with Dividends: A Proven System for Earning Double-Digit Returns is “definitely worth a read.”  (Reading the Market)

A few notes on the third edition of Robert Shiller’s Irrational Exuberance.  (CXO Advisory Group)

An invaluable guide to getting the most of your Social Security benefits with Get What’s Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security by Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Philip Moeller and Paul Solman.  (WSJ)

Economics books

Emanual Derman thinks The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money are Challenging the Global Economic Order by Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey is “timely and colorful.”  (NYTimes)

7 ways money messes with our brains. Insights from Kabir Sehgal’s new book Coined: The Rich History of Money and How it Has Shaped Us.  (Time)

The flaws in GDP. A look at Dirk Philipsen’s forthcoming The Little Big Number: How GDP Came to Rule the World and What to Do about It.   (Reading the Markets)

Can we fix the coming retirement crisis? A look at Falling Short: The Coming Retirement Crisis and What to Do About It by Charles D. Ellis, Alicia H. Munnell and Andrew D. Eschtruth.  (WSJ)

Sheila Bair fictionalizes the financial crisis in The Bullies of Wall Street: This is How Greed Messed Up Our Economy. (Fortune)

General book notes

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

Why we take so many damn vitamins. A review of Vitamania: Our Obsessive Quest For Nutritional Perfection by Catherine Price. (WSJ)

Some book recommendations from The Brooklyn Investor including Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo! by Nicholas Carlson.  (The Brooklyn Investor)

Why it is absurd to obsess over the decisions of 17-year olds. Insights from Frank Bruni’s Where You Go is Not Who You’ll be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania.  (Fortune)

A closer look at Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World by Donald Sull and Kathleen M. Eisenhardt.  (Reading the Markets)

The One-Page Financial Plan

Carl Richard’s The One-Page Financial Plan does a “great job” describing how money decisions affect our lives. (A Wealth of Common Sense)

Carl Richards’ The One-Page Financial Plan: A Simple Way to Be Smart About Your Money helps those overwhelmed by financial planning.  (Tim Maurer)

What Carl Richards’ The One-Page Financial Plan: A Simple Way to Be Smart About Your Money can help you save: time.  (Larry Swedroe)

Steve Jobs

A Q&A with Tim Cook by Rick Tetzeli and Brent Schlender, the authors of Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary.  (Fast Company)

Apple ($AAPL) insiders are calling Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary by Rick Tetzeli and Brent Schlender the definitive biography of Jobs. (NYTimes)

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