The Best Self-Help Books

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Today’s fast-paced and high-stress culture has spawned thousands of self-help books, each promising to be the key to living a happier and more successful life. From weaving a tale through emotions and inspiring stories, Yashmi Adani gives you her take on the best self-help books available.

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

Tuesdays with Morrie is a popular novel by Mitch Albom. It’s the kind of book that finds a comfortable spot at your bedside. We’ve read it thrice already, the book still excites us. The book talks about life, death and the journey that lies in between. So if you’re wondering how to get out of the emotional rut you’re in, pick up this all-inclusive self-help book and read your worries away. tuesdays with Morrie is sure to leave you with a warm glow in your heart and also a wide, teary-eyed smile.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

A book does not always have to be in the self-help section to have a positive effect on your life.

That is why The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is on my list of best self-help books. Paulo Coelho weaves destiny, fate and spiritualism throughout this beautiful tale of a young boy’s journey to find treasure. The novel is just perfect for soul-searching!

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

Another classic, The Last Lecture is the kind of book you preserve and cherish for years. Professor Randy Pausch talks about why childhood dreams are so important to him. It follows his life as a head-in-the-clouds, inquisitive boy, up through his hard work as a computer science student, and finally as a tenured professor at Carnegie Mellon University. The goal of the book isn’t to make readers feel sorry for Pausch. The novel is instead a distilled rendition of all of the knowledge and wisdom over years.

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

Do you believe in a higher power- a god, a universe, a force? This is the book that explains how the enchanting power of the force affects our lives- and no it’s not religion. Rhonda Byrne in The Secret, holds your hand and embarks on a magical journey to change your life. It’s the book which is sure to be passed on through generations to come. This book gave us perspective and goose bumps at the same time!

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff by PhD. Richard Carlson

Do you get worked up about everything from being late to work to a tiny stain on your shirt? It’s okay, we all do- how ever irrational the worry may be. We tend to focus on little problems and concerns and blow them way out of proportion. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff by PhD. Richard Carlson, is a dynamic guide to changing the small things in our attitudes that blow tiny mishaps out of proportion.