50 Self-Help Classics


A selfhelp book is one that is written with the intention to instruct its readers on solving personal problems. The books take their name from SelfHelp, an 1859 best-seller by Samuel Smiles, but are also known and classified under “selfimprovement”, a term that is a modernized version of selfhelp.

1. Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

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2. Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes by William Bridges

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3. Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns

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4. Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff 2012 Day-to-Day Calendar by Richard Carlson

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5. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

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6. Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by John Gray

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7. The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

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8. The road less traveled by M. Scott Peck

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9. The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell

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10. Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

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11. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

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12. The Soul’s Code: In Search of Character and Calling by James Hillman

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13. Mindfulness by Ellen J. Langer

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14. Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz

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15. God’s Promises For You: Divine Promises and Affirmations For Your Success, All-round Prosperity and Total Well-being by Theo John Paul

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16. She Is Without Limits by Haley Hoffman Smith

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17. You Empowered: Get Beyond The Trauma You’ve Experienced To Live A Full And Happy Life by Anna Saviano

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18. Walden by Henry David Thoreau

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19. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

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20. Hidden Treasures Or Why Some Succeed While Others Fail (Illustrated) And Updated With Practical Success Tools by Harry A. Lewis

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21. You Untangled: A DBT Skills Workbook, Practical Tools To Manage Your Emotions And Improve Your Life by Amy Tibbitts

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22. The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

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23. How To Attract Customers To Your Business And Keep Them Coming Back by Theo John Paul

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24. The Soul of Rumi: A New Collection of Ecstatic Poems by Rumi

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25. Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman

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26. As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

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27. NLP: The New Technology of Achievement by Steve Andreas

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28. Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live by Martha N. Beck

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29. Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!by Anthony Robbins

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30. The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By by Carol S. Pearson

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31. Iron John: A Book About Men by Robert Bly

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32. The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius

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33. How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton

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34. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams by Deepak Chopra

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35. The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey

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36. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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37. The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama XIV

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38. The Dhammapada by Anonymous

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39. Real Magic: Creating Miracles in Everyday Life by Wayne W. Dyer

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40. Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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41. Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estés

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42. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin

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43. Creative Visualization Meditations by Shakti Gawain

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44. You Can Heal Your Life by Louise L. Hay

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45. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers

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46. The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less by Richard Koch

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47. Motivation and Personality by Abraham H. Maslow

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48. Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life by Martin E.P. Seligman

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49. Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life by Thomas Moore

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50. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy

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