As well as recommended ways to find self help books. So let's get going shall we...
I haven't read every self-help book ever written (thank goodness) but I have read some outstanding self-help books - many of which were life-changing. So the short list that follows is just my somewhat limited opinion of the best self help books out there.
Having said that, I have found all of the books listed below to be helpful, inspirational, motivational as well as transformational.
And it's the transformational element that I look for in a best self help book - something that's going to shift the way I look at life, the world and myself.
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My #1 Self Help Book (so far)...
So without further ado, here's my list of best self help books, together with a corresponding self help book reviews link, so you can read exactly why I loved a particular book. In some particular order, those best books are:
More self-help books that almost made my list in category best self help book:
BEST SELF HELP BOOK NOTES:
1. A self-help book is as good as the action it inspires you to take. Yep, as with all reading of an educational kind, you have to take action for the wisdom to be effective!
2. Just as important - don't get addicted to reading self-help! Remember, the answers lie within; these books just help you realise this... (So that means if you have read hundreds of inspirational self help books and self help ebooks, you might want to ask yourself exactly why that is!)
And now for a side-swipe at self help books. This time it's the notion of the best self help book - what if it truly existed, and was the best for everyone?
Happiness by Will Ferguson
"Live! Love! Learn!" that's what Tupak Soiree says in Will Ferguson's satire on self help books and the self-help industry. Yes, Happiness(TM) is not a self-help book; it's a fictional book about a self-help book that works (called What I Learned on the Mountain). It may well be the perfect antidote for those of you that are self-helped out!
So Will's novel wonders what would actually happen if a self-help book worked, for everyone! I'm not sure I agree with his conclusions - the end of the world as we know it (or at least the end of the tobacco and alcohol and even the self-help industry) - but Happiness is certainly food for thought, and it's a great swipe at an ever-burgeoning industry: self-help. Yes, self-help is an industry, a business, and you and I are playing our part by being avid consumers of the product, the next big thing. It's good to remember that fact, and that...
"Self-help is the opium of our age" -- Will Ferguson
"It's only a book, Edwin. And happiness can't be found in books. Trust me, I know"
So if you're going to read about the best personal development books then please read Happiness too! After all, you really can't fault Will's faux self-help mantra can you: "Live! Love! Learn"?
Click on the links below to read other visitors' favorite self help book reviews. (And please feel free to comment on them!)
A New Earth Book Review
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I've just started reading Paula Renaye's Living the Life You Love and I love it! I love it because the philosophies behind it mirror my own, right …
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