Opening pages of Letters From a Self-Made Merchant to His Son. Credit: Farnam Street

19. Letters From a Self-Made Merchant to His Son by George Horace Lorimer

The title of this book essentially gives away the plot of this story. Letters From a Self-Made Merchant to His Son are just that– a collection of real letters from a fictional father who runs a meat packing business in Chicago. Even though it was originally written in the 1800’s, it is filled with practical advice that can still apply today. There are even some great quotes that are from this book, and you don’t even realize they were from George Horace Lorimer. Even better yet, it is just 99 cents on Kindle.