50 Self-help Classics: 50 Inspirational Books to Transform Your Life, from Timeless Sages to Contemporary Gurus

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Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2003 - Business & Economics - 303 pages
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Thousands of books have been written offering the secrets to personal fulfillment and happiness, but which ones can really change your life? In 50 Self-Help Classics: 50 Inspirational Books to Transform Your Life, Tom Butler-Bowdon has sorted through the bewildering array of self-help books to bring together fifty of the most important works on personal development and self-motivation. Representing the very best of the genre and appreciating that each of us is inspired by different underlying philosophies, Butler-Bowdon summarizes each writer's background, the book's primary concepts, and who benefits by reading it. Time-strapped readers can easily compare ideas to enrich their understanding of self-awareness and self-improvement with the likes of: Marcus Aurelius; The Bhagavad-Gita; The Bible; Robert Bly; Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers; Deepak Chopra; Paulo y Coelho; Stephen Covey; The Dalai Lama & Howard C. Cutler; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Viktor Frankl; Benjamin Franklin; Thomas Moore; M. Scott Peck; Ayn Rand; Henry David Thoreau The classics examined here represent the very best of self-help-works that have captured the imagination of millions and inspired readers everywhere to follow their dreams.

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About the author (2003)


Tom Butler-Bowdon is an expert on the “literature of possibility”, covering self-help, motivation, spirituality, prosperity, psychology and philosophy. USA Today described him as “a true scholar of this type of literature”. His first book, 50 SELF-HELP CLASSICS, won the Benjamin Franklin Award and was a Foreword magazine Book of the Year. The 50 CLASSICS series has sold over 300,000 copies and has been published in 23 languages.

A graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Sydney, he lives in Oxford, UK, and Australia.

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