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30 November 2011


Oh, I love, love, love self-help books. (A little weirded out to confess this on the interwebs, but there it is.)

You mentioned Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends and Influence People," which I think definitely should be on the list.

Also, I'd add:

"Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience" by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
It's about the experience of losing track of time while doing some absorbing activity (which, he found, happens more often when people are working than if they're playing -- unless they're playing in a smart way [like reading]).

"Authentic Happiness" by Martin E.P. Seligman
He's the king of positive psychology! I like him so much.

"Your Money or Your Life" by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin
This book can be life-changing. The basic idea: We're selling our life energy to earn money. So respect the money! (It goes without saying that we respect our own darn energy.)

I like just even *thinking* about these books.

I don't know that I love self-help books, but sadly, I have been through a LOT of them. And let's face it, when you need one, and you find one that works for you, they are GREAT.

Thanks so much for confessing your love for self-help, and for the other titles! I'll certainly include them on the aggregated list I plan to do.

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