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What is the best self-help non-fiction you have read lately?

Asked by Kayak8 (16395 points ) August 4th, 2012

I am presently reading “Mindset” and have learned so much that makes sense about how we think about things. Any others people might recommend?

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Kayak8's avatar

@tom_g What a terrific suggestion! I will track it down as I have always wanted a “nuts and bolts” approach to meditation!

tom_g's avatar

@Kayak8 – That link above is the full book online (html, epub, and pdf), but I have purchased it as well. It’s available on Amazon (and in Kindle format). Good stuff.

Mariah's avatar

The only one I’ve read is sort of need-specific. It’s called Choke, by Sian Beilock. It’s about why some people perform badly in high-stress situations, and what you can do to combat that phenomenon. I ended up working through my “choking” problem with my own means, but the book was very interesting and made me feel empowered against my issue.

Kayak8's avatar

@Mariah Based on what you wrote above, I highly recommend Mindset!

zensky's avatar

It’s not a self-help book but How we decide

Jeruba's avatar

I consider self-awareness helpful, and a book that contributes to that could be viewed as self-help even if that’s not the intent of the book. So I’d second How We Decide on that basis, and add On Being Certain: Believing You Are Right Even When You’re Not, by Robert Burton.

Mbass's avatar

One of my favorite is the ” pathless path” osho.

phaedryx's avatar

I dug out my old copy of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People when I found out that Stephen Covey (the author) had died.

rooeytoo's avatar

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyhow, Wherever You Go There You Are, and whatever Melody Beattie book addresses my mood of the day.

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