50 Self-Help Classics: 50 Inspirational Books to Transform Your Life
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Elaine Sihera, Executive Director, Diversity Leaders UK
"I was unaware that there was that much choice available in the self help field until I read your book. For the longest time I had thought that Tony Robbins was the end all and be all of self help. I am very excited to be embarking on a shortlist of books that may be helpful to me. All of which are featured in your book. You are absolutely right when you write, "A self help book can be your best friend and champion, expressing a faith in your essential greatness and beauty that is sometimes hard to get from a another person," in your Introduction. These books 'believe in me' just like a friend would. Thank you for your book."
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Tom Butler-Bowdon is an author who can do something few writers can do well — write in a way that captures someone else’s salient points, and expands upon them. He summarizes, clarifies, and in the end, leaves you with a feeling that you learned more than you had ever intended. 50 Self-Help Classics is a thinking-person’s guide to self-help books, providing the reader with clear guidance about what to take away from each book, and giving you a roadmap in your own journey of self-discovery.
The author does not talk down to the reader, doesn’t write at a fourth grade level, and yet this is clear and easy reading. And even so, the writing is penetrating, insightful, and intelligent. If you want to learn how to change your thoughts, how to find your best direction in life and accomplish it, how to become happier, how to change your perspective, if you want to explore yourself and make a difference in the world, you’ll find more than enough juicy nuggets here to satisfy. Psych Central's Recommendation: Worth Your Time! +++
PsychCentral.com (January 2007)
"Not only a great reference but also packed full of tools, techniques and everything you need to get your life on track. Butler-Bowdon skilfully uncovers the core messages from 50 best selling books and, I think, in time we will find that he has created a classic book himself."
Caroline Shola Arewa, Aspire (March 2005)
"It would be hard for anyone to ignore the growing trend towards self-help. Most bookshops have large selections of mind, body and spirit books that cover all aspects of life. There is now a book out called 50 Self-Help Classics that gives a bite-sized introduction to readers new to this world.
I would highly recommend this book if you are interested in learning about personal development...My favourite books have been covered, which makes me feel confident of the author's choices."
Jennifer Percival, Nursing Standard (April 2004)
"Butler-Bowdon breaks down the core philosophies of some of the leaders of the self-help movement, from Wayne Dyer to Louise Hay. What you get: an easy-to-read work and many self-help books in one".
Shape magazine (July 2005)
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|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.
|"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
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