Mebane Faber has co-authored one of the best books on investing that the lay person can read and actually understand called The Ivy Portfolio: How to Invest Like the Top Endowments and Avoid Bear Markets.
The book was written with the help of Eric Richardson, President of Cambria Capital.
To pronounce his name correctly, say “Kevin.” Now change the “v” with a “b” and change the “K” with an “M” and that’s how you pronounce his name. Or you can just call him “Meb” rhymes with “web.” And “Faber” is fay-ber, not FAH-ber like the doom, gloomboomdoom dude, Marc Faber.
Meb also keeps a very insightful blog called World Beta: Engineering Targeted Returns and Risk which I recommend.