Aubrey Marcus

44 Aubrey Marcus Recommended Books

Aubrey Marcus is a health and human optimization expert, entrepreneur, podcast host, and author. He is the Founder and CEO of Onnit, a lifestyle brand focused on holistic health and fitness. He has been featured in Men’s Health, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

44 Books recommended by Aubrey Marcus

The Game

The Game

Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists

Author :Neil Strauss

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"Not just about how to trick chicks into fucking you (though it teaches you every possible way to do so)." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

The Obstacle Is the Way

The Obstacle Is the Way

The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

Author :Ryan Holiday

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"I definitely recommend this book to everyone." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

The Wheel of Time

The Wheel of Time

The Shamans of Ancient Mexico, Their Thoughts About Life, Death and the Universe

Author :Carlos Castaneda

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"[The author's] teachings and aphorisms have formed the backbone of the warrior code for myself and thousands more." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

You Are the Placebo

You Are the Placebo

Making Your Mind Matter

Author :Joe Dispenza

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"Shows the virtually limitless potential that [the placebo] phenomenon has, but also how to actively use it as a primary tool to change our life for the better." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

Sleep

Sleep

The Myth of 8 Hours, the Power of Naps, and the New Plan to Recharge Your Body and Mind

Author :Nick Littlehales

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"Talks about getting 30 – 35 sleep cycles a week and then changing the dynamic of that utilizing naps more." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

The Fifth Sacred Thing

The Fifth Sacred Thing

Author :Starhawk

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"I have bought a dozen copies and have been handing them out like I was Oprah giving away television sets." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

Author :Edmond Rostand

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"A gift to yourself and those you will share it with." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

Mastery

Mastery

Author :Robert Greene

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"The master work of a master author." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

The Cosmic Serpent

The Cosmic Serpent

DNA and the Origins of Knowledge

Author :Jeremy Narby

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"[The author's] theory is that DNA is a universal language in itself, a language that can be accessed and downloaded by shamans or people in trance." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

The Toltec Art of Life and Death

The Toltec Art of Life and Death

A Story of Discovery

Author :Don Miguel Ruiz

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"Recounts the life, teachings, and philosophy of one of the great sages of our time." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

The Journeys of Socrates

The Journeys of Socrates

An Adventure

Author :Dan Millman

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"An emotionally rich story that follows an orphaned half-Jewish soldier in Russia during the times of the violent anti semitic pograms." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

Rise of the Mystics

Rise of the Mystics

Beyond The Circle, Book 2

Author :Ted Dekker

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"Might be the best book I’ve ever read." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

The Four Agreements

The Four Agreements

A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

Author :Don Miguel Ruiz

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Aubrey Marcus mentioned this book on "The Tim Ferriss Show" podcast. [Source]

The Name of the Wind

The Name of the Wind

Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 1

Author :Patrick Rothfuss

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"The classic coming of age tale of a troubled hero, out for revenge." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

The Book of Truth

The Book of Truth

The Mastery Trilogy: Book II

Author :Paul Selig

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"Has profoundly changed my life." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

The Road

The Road

Author :Cormac McCarthy

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"A bleak post-apocalyptic survival story about a father and his son." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

The Book of Freedom

The Book of Freedom

Author :Paul Selig

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"An irrefutable invitation to claim yourself as who you truly are." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

Zero Limits

Zero Limits

The Secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, Peace, and More

Author :Joe Vitale

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"Whoa. That's what you find yourself saying as you read this book." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

How to Change Your Mind

How to Change Your Mind

What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

Author :Michael Pollan

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"Has done a better job than any I’ve read so far on this subject at rationally, calmly, and scientifically exploring just how impactful psychedelics can be for the individual and our culture." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

Stress Less, Accomplish More

Stress Less, Accomplish More

Meditation for Extraordinary Performance

Author :Emily Fletcher

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"We always feel like we need to stress MORE to accomplish MORE. Well, that’s bullshit. And [this book] will tell you all the reasons why." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

The Mastery of Love

The Mastery of Love

A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship

Author :Don Miguel Ruiz

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"An incredible exploration of love and relationships." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

The War of Art

The War of Art

Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

Author :Steven Pressfield

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"One of the most influential books in my life." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

The Toltec Art of Life and Death

The Toltec Art of Life and Death

Living Your Life as a Work of Art

Author :Don Miguel Ruiz

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"[The author's] most powerful book." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

Not Afraid

Not Afraid

On Fear, Heartbreak, Raising a Baby Girl, and Cage Fighting

Author :Daniele Bolelli

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"It is a story of overcoming fear and tragedy in his personal life, including the harrowing journey of an sensitive nerd turned MMA fighter, and the tragic loss of a life partner." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

The Teachings of Don Juan

The Teachings of Don Juan

A Yaqui Way of Knowledge

Author :Carlos Castaneda

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Aubrey Marcus mentioned this book on "The Tim Ferriss Show" podcast. [Source]

Create Your Own Religion

Create Your Own Religion

A How-To Book without Instructions

Author :Daniele Bolelli

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"Makes the great point that even those of us who think we are following a religious tradition, are creating our religion in our own little ways." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

Vedanta Treatise

Vedanta Treatise

The Eternities

Author :A.Parthasarathy

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The 49th Mystic

The 49th Mystic

Beyond The Circle, Book 1

Author :Ted Dekker

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"Opens a window to the true mystical and spiritual meaning behind some of the greatest teachings of all time." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

Tripping over the Truth

Tripping over the Truth

How the Metabolic Theory of Cancer Is Overturning One of Medicine's Most Entrenched Paradigms

Author :Travis Christofferson

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"One of the most important books of our time. Period." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

A New Earth

A New Earth

Awakening to Your Life's Purpose

Author :Eckhart Tolle

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"Reads like a cool breeze on a hot day." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

Ego Is the Enemy

Ego Is the Enemy

Author :Ryan Holiday

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"Filled with unforgettable stories and moments in history that will serve as guide rails to help us when we invariably fall off course." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

Sex at Dawn

Sex at Dawn

How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships

Author :Christopher Ryan

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"The initial domino that led me down the path of exploring open relationships, which has been a huge advancement in my own personal happiness and fulfillment." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

Zen in the Art of Archery

Zen in the Art of Archery

Author :Eugen Herrigel

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"As an amateur archer myself, I found the archery analogy to fit me well." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

The Warrior Ethos

The Warrior Ethos

Author :Steven Pressfield

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"An insightful discussion of the great warrior cultures of the past." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

Stealing Fire

Stealing Fire

How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work

Author :Steven Kotler

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"Incredibly well written, draws stories from antiquity to the present, and provides the absolute best overview of state shifting practices of any book I have ever encountered." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey

Author :E L James

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"I was sitting on a plane and EVERY FEMALE in an adjacent row to mine was reading this book while rubbing their legs together like a grasshopper in song." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

The Red Queen

The Red Queen

Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

Author :Matt Ridley

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"If you want to understand HUMAN sexual biology, this information is incomplete at best." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

Awakening Spirits

Awakening Spirits

A Native American Path to Inner Peace, Healing, and Spiritual Growth

Author :Tom Brown Jr.

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"May provide the simplest outline for practical spirituality in existence." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

Island

Island

Author :Aldous Huxley

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"The beauty of [this book] was seeing how a system could work en masse, and it was my first exposure to rewriting the rules of how everything could be and understanding that we can just change everything." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

Turning Pro

Turning Pro

Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life's Work

Author :Steven Pressfield

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"If I was the head superintendent of every school in the universe [this book] would be on the core curriculum." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

The Way of the Superior Man

The Way of the Superior Man

A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire

Author :David Deida

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"I was a profoundly better man for reading [this book]." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

The 48 Laws of Power

The 48 Laws of Power

Author :Robert Greene

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"I cannot express how immensely valuable this book is, when absorbed into an open mind." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

Magicians of the Gods

Magicians of the Gods

Sequel to the International Bestseller Fingerprints of the Gods

Author :Graham Hancock

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"An important book not only for you and I, but humanity as a whole." - Aubrey Marcus [Source]

FAQs

Q1: What types of books does Aubrey Marcus recommend?

Aubrey Marcus recommends a variety of books that span from self-help to health and wellness all the way to fiction and philosophy. His recommendations touch on topics such as living with a purpose, finding mindfulness, manifesting dreams, and embracing your power.

Aubrey's book recommendations span across self-help, spirituality, psychology, and fitness. His diverse reading interests reflect his holistic approach to wellness and human potential.

New books are recommended by Aubrey Marcus on a regular basis. Regular updates to his recommended reading list creates an ever-growing selection of interesting stories and perspectives from which readers can benefit.

Alongside book recommendations, Aubrey Marcus also provides supplemental resources such as audio interviews with authors, video workshops and courses, and physical and digital worksheets and exercises to help readers apply the concepts further.