Self-Help Classics

  1. James Allen As a Man Thinketh (1904)
  2. S Andreas & C Faulkner (eds) NLP: The New Technology of Achievement (1996)
  3. Marcus Aurelius Meditations (2ndC)
  4. Martha Beck Finding Your Own North Star (2001)
  5. The Bhagavad-Gita
  6. The Bible
  7. Robert Bly Iron John (1990)
  8. Boethius The Consolation of Philosophy (6thC)
  9. Alain de Botton How Proust Can Change Your Life (1997)
  10. William Bridges Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes (1980)
  11. David D Burns The New Mood Therapy (1980)
  12. Joseph Campbell (with Bill Moyers) The Power of Myth (1988)
  13. Richard Carlson Don't Sweat The Small Stuff (1997)
  14. Dale Carnegie How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936)
  15. Deepak Chopra The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success (1994)
  16. Paulo Coelho The Alchemist (1988)
  17. Stephen Covey The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (1989)
  18. Mihaly Cziksentmihalyi Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (1991)
  19. The Dalai Lama & Howard Cutler The Art of Happiness (1999)
  20. The Dhammapada (Buddha's teachings)
  21. Wayne Dyer Real Magic (1992)
  22. Ralph Waldo Emerson Self-Reliance (1841)
  23. Clarissa Pinkola Estes Women Who Run With The Wolves (1996)
  24. Viktor Frankl Man's Search For Meaning (1959)
  25. Benjamin Franklin Autobiography (1790)
  26. Shakti Gawain Creative Visualization (1982)
  27. Daniel Goleman Emotional Intelligence (1995)
  28. John Gray Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus (1992)
  29. Louise Hay You Can Heal Your Life (1984)
  30. James Hillman The Soul's Code: In Search of Character and Calling (1996)
  31. Susan Jeffers Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway (1987)
  32. Richard Koch The 80/20 Principle (1998)
  33. Ellen Langer Mindfulness: Choice and Control in Everyday Life (1989)
  34. Lao-Tzu Tao-te Ching (The Way of Power)
  35. Maxwell Maltz Psycho-Cybernetics (1960)
  36. Abraham Maslow Motivation and Personality (1954)
  37. Philip C McGraw Life Strategies: Doing What Works, Doing What Matters (2000)
  38. Thomas Moore Care of the Soul (1992)
  39. Joseph Murphy The Power of Your Subconscious Mind (1963)
  40. Norman Vincent Peale The Power of Positive Thinking (1952)
  41. Carol Pearson The Hero Within (1989)
  42. M Scott Peck The Road Less Traveled (1990)
  43. Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged (1957)
  44. Anthony Robbins Awaken The Giant Within (1991)
  45. Florence Scovell-Shinn The Game of Life and How To Play It (1923)
  46. Martin Seligman Learned Optimism (1991)
  47. Samuel Smiles Self-Help (1859)
  48. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin The Phenomenon of Man (1955)
  49. Henry David Thoreau Walden (1854)
  50. Marianne Williamson A Return To Love (1993)

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