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There was once a woman named Elizabeth Gilbert – a writer of books, a thinker, an independent woman. She fell in love with Felipe, and Felipe fell in love with her. Almost instantly they knew that they were soulmates, and they also knew that they would never, ever get married. They did not need that external validation of their feelings – at least they thought they didn't.

Felipe was to be deported. Marriage was the only way he could stay with his eternal flame. Thus, Elizabeth and Felipe were embraced the institution they had agreed to hate. Elizabeth Gilbert's latest book, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage, then is a journey of acceptance; of accepting that now, she's on a path she once swore she'd never take. Gilbert recounts her journey arguing throughout that one cannot be happy, one cannot save a marriage, unless they first truly understand what it is. Her book, then, is like a manual on how to save your own marriage. $12 on Amazon.

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The Top 100 Best Self-Help
Books of All Time

The following list of the greatest self-help book of all time was handpicked over the course of a month. There were no specific qualifications beyond personal experience, bestseller status and the desire to create a list of the top 100 self-help books that covered nearly every self-help book genre imaginable.

Click on the books below to learn more about them, or click for our self-help book categories to find self-help bestsellers in your favorite genre.

The seminal self-help book first published in 1936. 1. How to Win Friends & Influence People
Dale Carnegie, 1936. Arguably the first self-help book in the genre.
Classic Self-Help Books 2. Keys to Success
Napoleon Hill, 1947. Interviews with Carnegie, Ford, and Rockefeller led to 17 “keys” to success.
The Best Self-Help Books of All Time 3. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Stephen Covey, 1989. Covey identifies seven qualities that we must develop in order to reach our potential.
Self-Help Book Ideas 4. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
Dale Carnegie, 1948. Tired of worrying about everything, Carnegie set out to purge worry from his life.
Self-Help Book Ideas 5. The Prophet
Kahlil Gibran, 1923. Living a proper life is the aim, but Gibran says we can't do by following others.
Classic Self-Help Books 6. The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho, 2006. A young Andalusian sheepherder sets out in seek of money and fame.
Classic Self-Help Books 7. Who Moved My Cheese?
Spencer Johnson, 1998. Two mice and two humans live in a maze where their cheese disappears. A parable for life.
Classic Self-Help Books 8. The 48 Laws of Power
Robert Greene, 2000. “The 48 Laws of Power” draws inspiration from war (Sun-Tzu) and politics (Machiavelli).
The Best Self-Help Books of All Time 9. Rich Dad, Poor Dad
Robert Kiyosaki, 2000. 'What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money — That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!'
10. Awaken the Giant Within
Anthony Robbins, 1992. How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny.
11. The Secret
Rhonda Byrne, 2006. The things that we think about determine our reality. It's the 'Law of Attraction.'
12. The 4-Hour Workweek:
Timothy Ferriss, 2007. Practice “selective ignorance” to give yourself more time to join the new rich.
13. The Power of Myth
Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers, 1991. A look at how ancient mythology is still relevant thousands of years later
14. The Power of Now
Eckhart Tolle, 1997. Tolle teaches move beyond thoughts of the past or future, and live, finally, in the present moment.
The Best Self-Help Books of All Time 15. The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire
Deepak Chopra, 2003. 'Coincidences' offer glimpses of the infinite possibilities we could embrace.
16. The Art of Happiness
Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, 1998. A readable and enlightening look at Buddhism and the Dalai Lama.
The Best Self-Help Books of All Time 17. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, 1991. Artists, runners, chess players -- everyone can attain 'flow,' and there's little else like it.
Self-Help Books 18. The Tipping Point
Malcolm Gladwell, 2002. When 'memes' (viral ideas) come in contact with the right person, the world changes.
Self-Help Book Ideas 19. The Four Agreements
Don Miguel Ruiz, 2001. The four agreements are pacts that he believes you must make with yourself in order to be happy.
Self-Help Book Ideas 20. The Aladdin Factor
Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, 1995. Five things stand in the way of what we want: 1) Ignorance; 2) Limiting beliefs; 3) Fear; 4) Low self-esteem; and 5) Pride.
The Best of the Best Self-Help Books 21. Self-Esteem
Matthew McKay (Author), Patrick Fanning, 2000. 'A Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving, and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem'.
The Best Self-Help Books of All Time 22. Unlimited Power
Anthony Robbins, 1986. The sweeping and candid book that put Tony Robbins on the map.
Classic Self-Help Books 23. Better Than Good
Zig Ziglar, 2007. Ziglar’s ideas evoke a passion that goes beyond financial gain and status.
Good Self-Help Books 24. When Bad Things Happen to Good People
Harold Kushner, 1981. Why are we here if terrible things can happen with no rhyme and no reason?
Good Self-Help Books 25. The One Minute Millionaire
Mark Victor Hansen, 2002. A fictional tale of a woman trying to claw her way out of poverty, and real-world tips for quitting your nine-to-five.
Good Self-Help Books 26. Learned Optimism
Martin Seligman, 1998. Pessimists believe external events are their fault while optimists view them as temporary roadblocks.
The Best of the Best Self-Help Books 27. The PTSD Workbook
Mary Beth Williams, Soili Poijula, 2002. Simple and effective techniques for overcoming traumatic stress symptoms.
The Best Self-Help Books of All Time 28. The Last Lecture
Randy Pausch, 2008. What wisdom would you try to impart to the world if you knew it was your last chance?
New Self-Help Books 29. Finding Your Own North Star
Martha Beck, 2002. The North Star is our driving motivation that hovers somewhere near our souls.
Classic Self-Help Books 30. I’m OK–You’re OK
Thomas Harris, 1969. Too often, Harris argues, we fall prey to The Contamination of the Adult.
Self-Help Classics, Books, and Audiobooks 31. Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment
Deepak Chopra, 2008. A profound look at the mystery behind all religions in a page-turning novel.
New Self-Help Books 32. A New Earth
Eckhart Tolle, 2008. Tolle argues humankind is on the verge of a new, non-denominational spiritual awakening.
New Self-Help Books 33. Outliers: The Story of Success
Malcolm Gladwell, 2008. Why do some among us succeed while so many others fail to reach their potential?
Self-Help Classics, Books, and Audiobooks 34. My Stroke of Insight
Jill Bolte Taylor, 2006. A Harvard-trained brain scientist suffers a stroke that eventually leads her to a new state of enlightenment.
Self-Help Book Recommendations 35. Extraordinary Minds
Howard Gardner, 1998. What traits are shared by Mozart, Freud, Woolf, and Gandhi? Gardner seeks out the ties that bind them.
Self-Help Book Recommendations 36. The Intention Experiment
Lynne McTaggart, 2008. Experiments on the fringe of science challenge some of academia’s most hallowed precepts about the power of the mind.
Self-Help Book Ideas 37. I Am a Strange Loop
Douglas R. Hofstadter, 2007. Our personalities aren't as entrenched as we like to think. Knowing how it works teaches us to manipulate it.
Self-Help Book Ideas 38. Who Are You Really, and What Do You Want?
Shad Helmstetter, 2003. If you truly want to succeed, you must stack the cards in your favor.
Self-Help Book Ideas 39. What to Say When You Talk to Yourself
Shad Helmstetter, 1990. Change your inner monologue from negative to positive and your life will change in unexpected ways.
Self-Help Book Ideas 40. How to Think Like a CEO
D. A. Benton, 1998. D.A. Benton interviewed more than 100 CEOs to figure out how their thinking differs from that of everyone else.
Self-Help Book Ideas 41. Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment
Deepak Chopra, 2008. As we learn about Buddha’s transformation we learn the core tenants of religion.
Self-Help Book Ideas 42. Wherever You Go, There You Are
Jon Kabat-zinn, 1995. Like a poetic How-To manual, Kabat's book is evidence that everyone can benefit from meditation.
Self-Help Books 43. Stumbling on Happiness
Daniel Gilbert, 2007. The one ability we have above animals is to predict the future. Unfortunately, our predictions aren’t great.
Self-Help Books 44. Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
Daniel G. Amen, 1999. A breakthrough program for conquering anxiety, depression, obsessiveness, anger, and impulsiveness.
Self-Help Books 45. Getting Things Done
David Allen, 2002. Organizing your life too much is worse than organizing at all. Clear the clutter and focus on the task at hand.
Self-Help Books 46. The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook
Edmund J. Bourne, 2005. A book that delves deeply into the causes of our fears and discomforts, then gives tips to overcome them.
Self-Help Books 47. Goodbye to Shy
Leil Lowndes, 2006. A former shy girl herself, Lowndes is now a professional speaker, and her book offers 85 ways to become more outgoing.
Self-Help Books 48. Conversationally Speaking
Alan Garner, 1997. Tested new ways to increase your personal and social effectiveness.
Self-Help Books 49. The Magic of Thinking Big
David Schwartz, 1987. Don't worry about the size of your brain so much as your ability to think outside the box.
Self-Help Books 50. How to Talk to Anyone
Leil Lowndes, 2003. Lowndes details 92 steps that focus largely on meeting new people and making them friends.
Self-Help Books 51. Talent Is Overrated
Geoff Colvin, 2008. What really separates world-class performers from everybody else.
Self-Help Books 52. What Color Is Your Parachute?
Richard Nelson Bolles, 1989. Tailored at job seekers, Bolles presses readers to find what they really want, then offers steps to get it.
Self-Help Books 53. The Personality Code
Travis Bradberry, 2007. Personality changes that come after age 18 are almost nonexistent. We need to use that fact to our advantage.
Self-Help Books 54. Emotional Intelligence
Daniel Goleman, 1996. Too often, we’re led by our baser instincts rooted in emotion. We must learn to retool those drives to succeed.
Self-Help Books 55. The Fred Factor
Mark Sanborn, 2004. Slow down, be genuine and live better by following the model of a mailman named Fred.
Self-Help Books 56. First Things First
Stephen R. Covey, 1996. Meet the scheduling quadrant -- a way of assigning every task a weight, then tackling those tasks in the proper order.
Classic Self-Help Books 57. Getting Your Life Back Together When You Have Schizophrenia
Roberta Temes, 2008. A detailed self-help regiment to help readers get back to a more positive state of mind.
Classic Self-Help Books 58. The Power of Story
Jim Loehr, 2008. We all have our own personal story; the one that defines who and what we are. Reach new heights when you tell yourself a brand new story.
Classic Self-Help Books 59. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
John M. Gottman, 2004. Dissect the seven principals shared by every working marriage.
Classic Self-Help Books 60. Successful Living
M.A.S. Reid, 2006. Discovering the real you and overcome feelings of inferiority.
Classic Self-Help Books 61. Break the Bipolar Cycle
Elizabeth Brondolo, 2007. Clinical examples of the effects of bipolar disorder, and exercises that help readers prevent or halt the cycle.
Classic Self-Help Books 62. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
Robert B. Cialdini, 2006. Stop letting your mind sail on auto-pilot, and see how easily your thoughts are swayed by others -- then change that fact.
Classic Self-Help Books 63. Codependent No More
Melody Beattie, 1986. Beattie tells how she fell into a codependent relationship with an alcoholic, then helps readers detach themselves from harmful situations.
Classic Self-Help Books 64. The Mindful Way through Depression
Williams, Teasdale, Segal, Kabat-Zinn, 2007. Learn ot avoid the negative judgments that so many of us formulate with a mix of Eastern traditions and Western science.
Classic Self-Help Books 65. Siddhartha
Hermann Hesse, 1922. There are no unimportant events as they lead to the sum of our knowledge about the world and ourselves.
Classic Self-Help Books 66. Self-Coaching
Joseph J. Luciani, 2001. Self-talk techniques that should help mild sufferers of depression and anxiety overcome their worst problems with medication.
Classic Self-Help Books 67. Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia
Marya Hornbacher, 2006. “I fell for the great American dream, female version, hook, line, and sinker,” Hornbacher writes in her candid, instructional book.
Classic Self-Help Books 68. Women & Money
Suze Orman, 2007. Money starlet Suze Orman explores why women have such a dysfunctional relationship with money.
Classic Self-Help Books 69. The Migraine Brain
Carolyn Bernstein, 2008. Having suffered her first migraine in her 20s, Bernstein has devoted a lifetime to understanding migraines.
Classic Self-Help Books 70. Notes from a Friend
Anthony Robbins, 1995. A primer on the essence of what would become Tony Robbins’ greatest ideas.
Classic Self-Help Books 71. This I Believe
Jay Allison (Editor), 2007. Culled from more than 11,000 submissions, the best personal essays from the radio show, “This I Believe”.
Classic Self-Help Books 72. In The SpotLight
Janet E. Esposito, 2005. Overcome your fear of public speaking and performing by turning bad experiences into an opportunity for growth.
Classic Self-Help Books 73. Internet Riches
Scott Fox, 2006. The barriers to entry in online business are so low that almost anyone can do it, especially with some of the industry’s secrets.
Classic Self-Help Books 74. The Nonverbal Advantage
Carol Kinsey Goman, 2008. With so much of what we say communicated in movements, understanding body language is one of the best ways to improve relationships.
Classic Self-Help Books 75. Feel the Fear … and Do It Anyway
Susan Jeffers, 2006. After spending decades crippled by the effects of fear in her personal life, Susan Jeffers details her slow journey to empowerment.
Classic Self-Help Books 76. How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds
Nicholas Boothman, 2008. We’ve got 30-90 seconds to open up lines of communication and convince others that we’re likable.
Classic Self-Help Books 77. Letters to a Young Poet
Rainer Maria Rilke, early 1900s. Letters -- ostensibly about writing -- that offer startling insights into human nature.
Classic Self-Help Books 78. Success Is Not an Accident
Tommy Newberry, 2007. Success is a process that you must drape over a very well-built foundation.
Classic Self-Help Books 79. The Now Habit
Neil Fiore, 2007. A strategic program for overcoming procrastination and enjoying guilt-free play.
Classic Self-Help Books 80. Cashflow Quadrant
Robert T. Kiyosaki, 2000. Here, Kiyosaki identifies the four forms of income: employee, business owner, self-employed and investor and shows us how to move between them.
Classic Self-Help Books 81. Don’t Call It Love
Patrick Carnes, 1992. Many sexual addicts suffered from some form of abuse as a child, and they share the ability to once again regain a healthy sex life, too.
Classic Self-Help Books 82. Feeling Good
David D. Burns, 1999. Depression, anxiety, procrastination, guilt, pessimism and low self-esteem all stem from the same place: patterns of negative thinking.
Classic Self-Help Books 83. The Sound of Your Voice [Audio CD]
Carol Fleming, 2006. Utilizing exercises that are best worked with a voice recorder, Fleming helps you find your “voice image,”.
Classic Self-Help Books 84. Dreams from My Father
Barack Obama, 2004. An autobiography that works through Obama's motivations while helping us to analyze ours.
Classic Self-Help Books 85. When I Say No, I Feel Guilty
Manuel J. Smith, 1985. To move forward, we must stop accepting the blame for other people’s problems.
Classic Self-Help Books 86. Reinventing Your Life
Jeffrey E. Young, 1994. The breakthough program to end negative behavior … and feel great again.
Classic Self-Help Books 87. NLP: The New Technology of Achievement
NLP Comprehensive, 1996. Reprogram your thoughts so that they create new sensations in your nervous system.
Classic Self-Help Books 88. 10 Steps to Loving Your Body
Pat Ballard, 2008. A book that teaches acceptance over a radical diet is a rarity at bookstores.
Classic Self-Help Books 89. The Anger Control Workbook
Matthew McKay, Peter Rogers, 2000. It’s a proven fact that if you can relax your body, and keep it relaxed, it’s almost impossible to get angry.
Classic Self-Help Books 90. The Celestine Prophecy
James Redfield, 1993. Nine insights that have the power to affect almost every aspect of our lives.
Classic Self-Help Books 91. Games People Play
Eric Berne, 1996. Life is a series of games, says Berne, from power struggles at work, to flirtatious liasons with strangers, and the good news is they're not all bad.
Classic Self-Help Books 92. The Power of Full Engagement
Jim Loehr, 2004. Managing energy, not time, is the key to high performance and personal renewal.
Classic Self-Help Books 93. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
Carol Dweck, 2007. Mindset can be one of our most powerful assets or one of our most limiting.
Classic Self-Help Books 94. Difficult Conversations
Douglas Stone, 2000. Often, the most important things in our lives are the most difficult things to talk about.
Classic Self-Help Books 95. The Success Principles
Jack Canfield, 2006. How to get from where you are to where you want to be.
Classic Self-Help Books 96. Delivered from Distraction
Edward M. Hallowell, John J. Ratey, 2005. Getting the most out of life with attention deficit disorder.
Classic Self-Help Books 97. The Artist’s Way
Julia Cameron, Mark Bryan, 1992. With exercises designed to get your creative juices flowing, you’ll soon find what's most important in your life.
Classic Self-Help Books 98. Getting the Love You Want
Harville Hendrix, 2007. What exactly is it that makes marriage work? Hendrix claims its a passionate friendship.
Classic Self-Help Books 99. From Panic to Power
Lucinda Bassett, 1996. Proven techniques to calm your anxieties, conquer your fears, and put you in control of your life.
Classic Self-Help Books 100. The Book of Secrets
Deepak Chopra, 2005. The ultimate goal in life, Chopra says, is to transcend our egos. We are not part of the world, but containers for the worlds inside us.

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