Explore the life-changing ideas and words of some of our deepest thinkers, teachers, and sages.
A brand new updated edition of the only book to distill the classic, life-chaging texts on happiness and fulfilment. New chapters include The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Brene Brown's Daring Greatly and The Power of Habit.
Thousands of books have been written offering the 'secrets' to personal fulfillment and happiness: how to walk The Road Less Traveled, Win Friends and Influence People, or Awaken the Giant Within. But which are the all-time classics? Which ones really can change your life? Bringing you the essential ideas, insights and techniques from 50 legendary works from Lao-Tzu to Benjamin Franklin to Paulo Coelho, 50 Self-Help Classics is a unique guide to the great works of life transformation.
This is an exceptional and diverse collection for anyone interested in understanding the possibilities of the self.—Ellen Langer, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, author of Mindfulness
A tremendous resource for anyone seeking a bite-sized look at the philosophies of many self-help legends, including sacred scriptures of different traditions. Because the range and depth of the sources are so huge, the cumulative reading effect is amazing. Alternatively, it educates and edifies, affirms and inspires. Often both.
About the Author:
Tom Butler-Bowdon is recognised as an expert on the personal development literature. His 50 Classics series has been hailed as the definitive guide to the literature of possibility, and has won numerous awards including the Benjamin Franklin Self-Help Award and the Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year Award. A graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Sydney, he lives and works in both the Oxford, UK and Australia, and runs a successful website: www.butler-bowdon.com