I am using hyperlatex to simultaneously mark up a HTML version of the LaTeX that I’m using to typeset my book. Therefore it should be be fairly easy to share the bibliography of the book without a lot editing.

Aside from providing links for all of them… *ugh*!

I have read every book on the list below and these books have formed or contributed to my thinking when I wrote the ERE book. You can consider them to be recommendations although some will be more interesting than others depending on where you currently are in your thinking.


  1. George Orwell, 1984
  2. Cody Lundin, 98.6 degrees
  3. William Coperthwaite, A Handmade Life: In Search of Simplicity
  4. Gerald M. Weinberg, An Introduction to general systems thinking
  5. Howard T. Odum & Elisabeth C. Odum, A Prosperous Way Down
  6. James Allen, As a man thinketh
  7. Ann Dale, At the edge
  8. Miaymoto Musashi, Book of five rings
  9. Robert T. Kiyosaki, Cashflow Quadrant
  10. Paul Terhorst, Cashing in on the American dream — How to retire at 35
  11. E. O. Wilson, Consilience
  12. Don Casey and Lew Hackler, Cruising the Thoreau approach
  13. Jeff Schmidt, Disciplined Minds
  14. David W. Orr, Earth in Mind
  15. Henry Hazlitt, Economics in One Lesson
  16. Erich Fromm, Escape from Freedom
  17. Daniel H. Pink, Free Agent Nation
  18. Nassim Taleb, Fooled by Randomness
  19. Ayn Rand, Fountainhead
  20. Zora & David Aiken, Good Boatkeeping
  21. David Owen, Green Metropolis
  22. Martin Page, How I became stupid
  23. Harry Browne, How I found freedom in an unfree world
  24. Chris Balish, How to live well without owning a car
  25. Charles Long, How to Survive Without a Salary
  26. Ludwig von Mises, Human Action
  27. Gareth Morgan, Images of organization
  28. Robert G. Hagstrom, Investing: The Last Liberal Art
  29. Daniel Quinn, Ishmael
  30. Thomas Sowell, Knowledge and Decisions
  31. Peter Krass, Little book of business wisdom
  32. Murray N. Rothbard, Man, Economy, State
  33. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
  34. Gregory Bateson, Mind and Nature
  35. Michael J. Mauboussin, More than you know
  36. Chellis Glendinning, My name is Chellis and I’m in recovery from Western Civilization
  37. Charles Perrow, Normal Accidents
  38. D. T. Johns and H.A. Harding, Operations Management
  39. David Holmgren, Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability
  40. Richard Brewer, Principles of ecology (The father of Philip Brewer, the wisebread.com writer)
  41. Jacques Ellul, Propaganda
  42. William Catton, Overshoot
  43. Matthew B. Crawford, Shop class as soulcraft
  44. Herman Hesse, Siddhartha
  45. David Wann, Simple Prosperity
  46. Alain de Botton, Status Anxiety
  47. Charles Hugh Smith, Survival+
  48. Jesse Schell, The Art of Game Design
  49. Amy Dacyczyn, The Complete Tightwad Gazette
  50. Ann Thorpe, The Designer’s Atlas of Sustainability
  51. Peter M. Senge, The Fifth Discipline
  52. Tom Hodgkinson, The Freedom Manifesto
  53. Michael Maccoby, The Gamesman
  54. Dick Stoken, The Great Cycle
  55. Peter Lawrence, The Happy Minimalist
  56. Lin Yu Tan, The importance of living
  57. Thomas Homer-Dixon, The Ingenuity Gap
  58. Elizabeth Gilbert, The Last American Man
  59. Scott Nearing, The Making of a Radical
  60. Margarat Lobenstine, The Renaissance Soul
  61. James Dale Davidson & Lord William Rees-Mogg, The sovereign individual
  62. G. F. Gause, The struggle for existence
  63. Rob Hopkins, The Transition Handbook
  64. Jeff Yeager, The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Road Map to True Riches
  65. Ori Hofmekler, The warrior diet
  66. Edward Goldsmith, The Way
  67. Joshua Piven, This Green House
  68. Thomas Cleary, Training the Samurai Mind
  69. Henry David Thoreau, Walden
  70. Robert Clyaat, Work Less, Live More
  71. Larry A. Ferstenou, You can retire young
  72. Joe Dominguez and Vicky Robin, Your Money or Your Life