A Helpful Guide to the Best Self-Help Books
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When the topic of self-help books arise, I can’t help but picture Charlotte from Sex and the City, post-divorce and curious in the Be Your Own Therapist aisle of some bookstore. She’s ashamed to be there, afraid to admit that her upset life is reality, concerned that a stranger will figure her out before she figures out herself. I get it. Shit is messy. Seeking self-help can be awkward to admit. But we’re all human, which means that while we have limitations, the square footage of our individual potential is boundless. Without limits. And once we experience the endorphin hit (whether it’s a placebo effect or not) of what could be a better us, we’re all in. So long as the pages we read are dog-eared with loving intent, ain’t no shame in the game of self-improvement.
The best part of all: sharing the book that helped us with a friend when we’re done.
Between a few team members and buds of Man Repeller, we compiled an 11-book list of our favorite self-helpers that run the gamut from career inspiration to happiness, meditation to productivity. Is it a definitive list? No! When is self-help ever definitive? It’s a living, breathing, growing thing in its own right — so click through and then share yours below.