In this new book, the editor Meb Faber brings together an eclectic collection of investment texts.

You won’t find here some classics like Warren Buffett’s Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville or Charlie Munger’s Psychology of Human Misjudgment or John Maynard Keynes’ essay.

Rather, this volume 1 includes texts by acclaimed investing journalists (Jason Zweig, Barry Ritholz), bloggers (David Merkel, Ben Carlson), academics (Aswath Damodoran), advisors (Ken Fisher).

The 32 articles are all useful. I especially liked Morgan Housel on competitive advantage, Ben Carlson’s 20 rules of personal finance, and Todd Tresidder’s due diligence questions before making any investment.

As there is hardly a common thread across the articles, I find it hard to write a comprehensive review; suffice to say that this is an interesting collection of articles.

Let’s see what Med Faber has in store for volume 2.