By: Josh Waitzkin
The author, Josh Waitzkin, is a genius (literally). He's the subject of the movie, Searching for Bobby Fischer which chronicles his meteoric rise as a childhood chess prodigy. After winning a ridiculous amount of national titles in chess, Josh applied the same learning techniques to master martial arts and won a world title in the Tai Chi Push Hands. Bringing together philosophy and practicality of learning, he created the bible for those who seek to hone any skill further and better.
I ordered The Art of Learning after repeatedly hearing people I look up to mentioning it over and over again. I think it was Ryan Holiday and Tim Ferriss talking about the book that finally pushed me to purchase it.