Self-help Books

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Have you ever been helped significantly by a self-help book?

Fred (Fred), Monday, 6 September 2004 14:19 (fifteen years ago) link

yes, it was a book about women quitting smoking. I don't know why I bought it since I did not intend to quit at the time. Or so I thought, because then I did. It wasn't even a particulary good book, just a fictionary account about someone quitting, but it turned out that it helped a lot (it's 2 years and a half I quit).
In fact both the title and the cover are embarassing in their "selfhelpness", but it is nonetheless one the books I'm most proud to have in my library.

misshajim (strand), Monday, 6 September 2004 14:31 (fifteen years ago) link

How to Win Friends and Influence People taught me how often sales people try to shaft me. The Go-Getter taught me that some people have no life.

SRH (Skrik), Monday, 6 September 2004 16:38 (fifteen years ago) link

How to Win Friends and Influence People is my fav self-help book too.

Fred (Fred), Monday, 6 September 2004 16:56 (fifteen years ago) link

Haven't actually read this, but I've heard good things about "The Creative Habit" by Twyla Tharp.

selfnoise, Tuesday, 7 September 2004 13:59 (fifteen years ago) link

Twyla Tharp's book is good. Her basic recommendation is to work very hard and try to work with the best people you can find. Also, Ben Stein wrote a terrific book called How to Ruin Your Life. See a review at:

Mr. Jaggers, Tuesday, 7 September 2004 15:49 (fifteen years ago) link

Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay by Mira Kirshenbaum helped me justify the decision to divorce.

Jaq (Jaq), Saturday, 11 September 2004 20:01 (fifteen years ago) link

thirteen years pass...

I need a book that will inspire me to keep a positive attitude and undertake the difficult, lonely, but rewarding road of breaking probably 100 unhealthy habits and replacing them with a more mindful, fulfilling lifestyle. What should I read?

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 14:42 (one year ago) link

Basically, I want to tear everything down and just start rebuilding, from the foundations. Hard to get started and not fall back into old ways.

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 14:44 (one year ago) link

Cannot afford therapy rn, p.s. also this is more of a self improvement thing than a thing where i am in a crisis.

Trϵϵship, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 14:45 (one year ago) link

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