50 Self-help Classics: 50 Inspirational Books to Transform Your Life from Timeless Sages to Contemporary Gurus
Thousands of self-help and personal success books have been written. Each has offered a "secret" to personal power, fulfilment and well-being. But which are the all-time classics? Which ones really can change your life? Ranging from cutting-edge academic psychology to the wisdom of ancient philosophy and religion, and to the proven techniques of business and motivational gurus, 50 Self-Help Classics guides you to the key titles in the field, compiling hundreds of life-changing ideas into one book. This is the first and only guide to personal development literature - to works that have captured the imagination of millions, and which can inspire you to follow your dream. 50 Self-Help Classics provides commentary assessing the impact of each classic and summarises each classic's key ideas, allowing the reader to make an informed choice from the bewildering array of books on the market. A practical, inspirational and interesting guide to an area of literature that finally deserves to be taken seriously, this book covers, among others, Marcus Aurelius, M Scott Peck, Dale Carnegie, Deepak Chopra, Stephen Covey, the Dalai Lama, Benjamin Franklin, John Gray, Susan Jeffers, Phil McGraw, Anthony Robbins, Lao-Tzu, Marianne Williamson...
Tom Butler-Bowdon. a former writer on government policy for the NSW Cabinet Office in Australia, lives in Oxford where he runs a self-help classics website, www.butler.bowdon.com