I agree with the rest of the gents. Those books are tripe, pure and simple, with the notable exception of the Jamie Oliver one (I'm under legal drinking age, so no offense to the Scotch lovers). I second whoever voted for Hemingway. Also, anything by David Mcoullogh (sp?) is great as well.
I didn't notice there was a link to another blog. No one, under any circumstance, should read something written by Tucker Maxx. That guy is a complete clown and waste of space.
This list should be books to avoid (with exceptions to Michael Jackson and Jaime Oliver).
Pickup artist BS is...BS. I think most men here are more interested in building real relationships with women rather than just having sex with as many as possible using BS like NLP. Most men who have "issues" with dating women are just young, inexperienced men, which is the demo the PUA markets towards. Things like confidence and lack of desperation comes with age, maturity, and development of social circles.
As far as leadership and business - I've got a lot of hands-on leadership training by volunteering with the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Being 24 and the chief-of-staff for a flotilla of 84 very different people on top of managing training and recruiting forces you to learn leadership strategies. Again, it's experience that wins the day, not reading a book. But like other men here have suggested, reading the biographies of great leaders is a very meta way of learning how to do things. Dale Carnegie, also referenced before is a great source. To be a good leader and friend you need to be confident, a good listener, and respectful of other people.
Tucker Max, really? F*ck that guy.