This page shares the list of books that I’ve compiled and summarized during my reading. I’ve attempted to distill each of the books into three sentences followed by the summary of the book and some notes. If you want an overview of the main idea of the books before reading it, this section is for you.
Written by Eugene M. Schwartz, one of the best copywriters of all time, the brilliance breakthrough breaks down the methods of writing—from constructing simple sentences to writing a punchy line fit for a quote—into detailed steps. Perfect for beginners who wants to learn how to write simple and understandable sentences, and intermediates who want to season their writing. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Elements of Style was first written by William Strunk Jr. and published in 1920. This tiny book (as William Strunk Jr. himself has called) summarizes the case for cleanliness, accuracy, and brevity in English writing. Later revised and expanded by E.B. White, this book has stood the test of time and is currently sold as the fourth edition.
The Boron Letters is a series of letters written by Gary Halbert, one of the highest-paid copywriters. The letters were written to his son, Bond Halbert, to give advice on life, marketing, and how he’s found success in direct mail marketing.
A precedent of the film developed in 2002, this book tells the true story of Frank Abagnale and his life as a con-artist and later, a successful consultant.