Author(s): James M. Russell
An entertaining, accessible companion, for readers of self-help books and sceptics alike. The titles include classics on achieving success, confidence and happiness, mindfulness, how to change your life, self-control, overcoming anxiety and self-esteem issues and stress relief.
The chronological arrangement of the titles reveals the intriguing story of how early self-improvement titles were succeeded by increasingly personality-based, materialistic titles and shows how breakout classics often influenced other titles for decades to come. Each book is summarised to convey a brief idea of what it has to offer the interested reader, while a ''Speed Read'' for each book delivers a quick sense of what each writer is like to read and a highly compressed summary of the main points of the book in question.
This is a work of reference to dip into, that acknowledges that some of the most powerful insights into ourselves can be found in texts that aren''t perceived as being ''self-help'' books, and that wisdom and consolation can be found in the strangest places.