50 Self-Help Classics
Second edition (2017)
by Tom Butler-Bowdon
Thousands of books have been written offering the 'secrets' to personal fulfillment and happiness: how to walk The Road Less Traveled, How To Win Friends and Influence People, or Awaken the Giant Within. But which are the all-time classics? Which ones really can change your life? Bringing you the essential ideas, insights and techniques from 50 legendary works from Lao-Tzu to Benjamin Franklin to Paulo Coelho, 50 Self-Help Classics: Your shortcut to the most important ideas on happiness and fulfilment is a unique guide to the great works of life transformation.
This brand new updated edition is the only book to distill the classic, life-changing texts on happiness and fulfilment. New chapters include David Brooks' The Road to Character, Clayton Christensen's How Will You Measure Your Life?, Mari Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Brene Brown's Daring Greatly and Charles Duhigg's The Power of Habit.
Below is the list of books covered in 50 Self-Help Classics. Click on the links to view sample chapters.
Source: 50 Self-Help Classics: Your shortcut to the most important ideas on happiness and fulfilment by Tom Butler-Bowdon (London & Boston: Nicholas Brealey)
"A tremendous resource for anyone seeking a 'bite-sized' look at the philosophies of many self-help legends, including sacred scriptures of different traditions. Because the range and depth of sources are so huge, the cumulative reading effect is amazing. Alternatively, it educates and edifies, affirms and inspires. Often both."
Stephen R Covey,
author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
"Butler-Bowdon has summarized some of the most remarkable thoughts - thoughts with wisdom I must add - that will enlighten and lead the reader to understand the very nature of human nature. It will soon become the 51st self-help classic!"
Warren Bennis, author of
On Becoming A Leader
50 Self-Help Classics:
• Insightful commentaries on 50 key books.
• 300 pages of life-changing wisdom and advice.
• Expanded features and profiles not on this site.
• Winner, 2004 Benjamin Franklin Award (US)
• Finalist, 2004 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year (US)
• Sold in 25 countries
• Translated into 18 languages
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