The first book and by far most important is
This will change the way you process the world around you, stretching your brain along a dimension you didn’t realize existed. If I were teaching a class, 50% of the credit would be related to this book. It won’t make you a master of discrimination and taste, but it will remove a veil from your eyes that will automatically take you from 5th percentile to 50th after a couple months of noticing.
The next five entries would bring us up to 80%.
2. Nononsenseselfdefense.com by Marc MacYoung
This site will teach you how to not get your ass beat in territorial protection displays or behavior-modifying tantrums. It will also teach you how not to be an absolute social retard when it comes to criminal predation, which will probably save your life someday if you’re ever unfortunate enough to be in a population center. And speaking of criminals…
3. Codes of the Underworld by Diego Gambetta
It’s possible to be a philanthrope and still recognize that homo sapiens is fundamentally a criminal phenotype, adapted to the lawless anarchy of Africa (arguably, one could not be properly philanthropic without understanding anything important about humanity). This is why their revealed political preference, as an identity group, is to remove any moral expectations on their behavior: R-selected genetics are fundamentally disfavored by behavioral restrictions. Thus, neurotypical communications cannot be understood except in the context of the cold war of all against all.
To get a more concrete sense of this communication style, watch The Wire by David Simon.
4. Status Anxiety by Alain de Botton
In short, this book will teach you why people act the way they do. Status is the best source of dopamine, therefore anhedonic hyperphagic phenotypes will chase status well beyond diminishing returns. It will also give historical context to the top book, Class.
5. To Sell Is Human by Daniel Pink
You can think of this as a apologia for and introduction to the cognitive skills necessary in R-selected environments. These are absolutely necessary for any sort of social competitiveness and these fundamentals translate to skill in business on the low end, Game at the intermediate level, and politics on the high end. If you want to be anything other than an Omega NEET or even (God forbid) copulate and reproduce with another human, you will have to sell other people on the idea.
6. Drive by Daniel Pink
The other books make sense of the neurotypical world. This is the first book that really distinguishes between the NT world and the AS/HFA world, where we consider extraversion to describe people who are driven primarily by extrinsic motivators and introversion to describe people who are driven primarily by intrinsic motivators.
Any remaining suggestions will take you from a passing grade to a charismatic melonboon like me. Here are the ones that jump to mind:
Unspoken social rules:
1. Asperger’s and Girls
2. Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships
How to develop a desirable personality:
1. The Rational Male
2. The Charisma Myth
3. Mystery Method
4. Art of Seduction
How to use your Asperger’s strengths (strong intrinsic drive for skills mastery) for good and AMERICA:
1. The Dip
2. Good Jobs for Autistic People
3. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
4. The One Thing
5. Discipline Equals Freedom
1. The Way of Men by Jack Donovan
2. The Righteous Mind, by Jonathon Haidt
3. The Evolutionary Psychology Behind Politics, by Anonymous Conservative
4. 48 Laws of Power, by Robert Greene
To understand the modern world…
1. The Creature from Jekyll Island, by G Edward Griffin
2. War is a Racket
3. The Underground History of American Education
4. Culture of Critique, by Kevin MacDonald
5. Liberal Fascism, by Jonah Goldberg
6. Democracy in America, by Alexis de Toqueville