James Altucher, head of a hedge fund, financial journalist, and founder of the investment website Stockpickr.com (which was acquired by TheStreet.com) has written a fascinating book called How to Be the Luckiest Person Alive!.
Altucher covers it all: How to be a successful entrepreneur (he knows, he's started several successful businesses), how to live longer, how to become wealthy. The entire book is peppered with interesting and amusing stories of real life events that have happened to him.
Check out the titles of some of the chapters:
Do Not Send Your Kids to College
Wherein My Kiss Was Rejected
How to Steal and Get Rich
10 Reasons Why You Should Quit Your Job
Why You Should Never Own a Home Again (this is the only chapter that I disagree with in a significant way)
Probably the most important chapters are Chapter 19 Twenty Five Unusual Ways to Find Abundance and Chapter 22 Give and You Shall Receive. For a book that is an easy read with a wealth of usable advice and can keep your attention, read How to Be the Luckiest Person Alive!.