Productive Audiobooks for GameStop Fatigue
From Wall Street to Your Street: Smart Audiobooks About Finance

Can’t stop thinking about GameStop? Whether you love puzzling out how a group of citizen investors put the squeeze on short sells, or are allergic to the details and want to crawl into a groundhog’s hole, gaining a better understanding of how our personal financial lives intersect with events in the marketplace doesn’t have to be rocket science. We picked seven audiobooks that make for great listening and go behind the headlines to empower listeners to address the money matters that matter most to you, your family, and your community.

Author: Jen Sincero
Read By: Jen Sincero

You can nail your personal finances without getting even a keyboards-length closer to Reddit. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of You Are a Badass, You Are a Badass at Making Money is a life-changing guide. Drawing on her own transformation—over just a few years—from a woman living in a converted garage with tumbleweeds blowing through her bank account to a woman who travels the world in style, Jen Sincero combines hilarious personal stories with bite-sized, “aha” concepts that unlock earning potential and get real results.

For most of us, one hot stock tip is not going to change our destinies. What IS going to change our lives are the decisions that we make every day, especially the biggies. In Powershift, bestselling author and star of ABC’s Shark Tank Daymond John reveals how to master the three prongs of influence that lead to meaningful change: reputation, negotiation, and relationships.

Author: Erin Lowry
Read By: Erin Lowry

Let’s face it—many of us don’t even like to talk about money. It’s complicated, it’s awkward, and when you’re broke, it’s also very much not fun. In Broke Millennial Talks Money, a user-friendly and approachable audiobook guide, finance writer Erin Lowry helps take the stress out of these tricky conversations and arms listeners with the financial knowledge they need to demystify money and talk about it with the important people in their lives.

The creator of NPR’s Planet Money podcast and award-winning New Yorker staff writer explains our current economy: laying out its internal logic and revealing the transformative hope it offers for millions of people to thrive as they never have before. The Passion Economy delineates the ground rules, allowing listeners to see how they can succeed in the new economy according to its own terms—intimacy, insight, attention, automation, and, of course, passion. An indispensable road map and a refreshingly optimistic take on our economic future.

A New York Times bestseller and shortlisted for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. The Man Who Solved the Market is the unbelievable story of the secretive man who pioneered the era of the algorithm—and made $23 billion doing it. Drawing on unprecedented access to Jim Simons, Zuckerman, a veteran Wall Street Journal investigative reporter, tells the gripping story of how a world-class mathematician and former code breaker mastered the market…and what Simons’s revolution means for the rest of us.

Economic Dignity

From one of our most influential economic thinkers, the only person to serve as Director of the National Economic Council under two Presidents, Economic Dignity is a profound big-picture vision of why the promotion of dignity should be the end goal by which we chart America’s economic future. Throughout his career, Gene Sperling has found that too often, American economic debate confused ends and means, too often framed by old divisions or pro-market ideology that increasingly failed to capture whether economic policy was fostering exploitation, economic insecurity, and disillusionment. Now more than ever, Sperling encourages a step back to reflect on our ultimate goals.

From New York Times business reporter Nelson D. Schwartz comes a gripping investigation of how a virtual velvet rope divides Americans in every arena of life, creating a friction-free existence for those with money on one side and a Darwinian struggle for the middle class on the other side. In The Velvet Rope Economy, Nelson D. Schwartz takes listeners on a behind-the-scenes tour of this new reality and shows the toll the velvet rope divide takes on society.