Self-Help

We represent a wide range of prescriptive and contemplative titles meant to make your life better in all sorts of way. From marriage advice to attitude adjustments, lifestyle improvements to intelligent how-to's, we celebrate books meant to motivate and inspire.

 

A Wide Range

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A Wide Range

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Andy Molinsky

Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge, and Build Confidence

Avery

A professor of organization behavior at Brandeis University’s International Business School, Andy Molinksy specializes in behavior change and cross-cultural interaction in business settings. Here the Harvard Business Review and Economist’s writer shows readers how to escape their comfort zone. Using groundbreaking research and easy to follow guidelines, Adam teaches readers to find success by doing what they are most afraid of.

Olivia Fox Cabane & Judah Pollack

The Net and the Butterfly: The Art and Practice of Breakthrough Thinking

Portfolio/Penguin Random House

In The Charisma Myth, Olivia Fox Cabane offered a groundbreaking approach to becoming more charismatic. Now she teams up with Judah Pollack to reveal how anyone can train their brain to have more eureka insights. Cabane is a keynote speaker and executive coach who has worked with Fortune 500 companies like Google and Deloitte. Pollack is a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley and has served as a strategic advisor for the US Army Special Forces, Airbnb, and The North Face.

Adam Smiley Poswolsky

The Quarter-Life Breakthrough

Tarcher Perigee/Penguin Random House

After realizing that his well-paying, prestigious job was actually making him miserable, Adam "Smiley" Poswolsky started searching for something new. Now a millennial career expert, motivational speaker invited to speak at Fortune 500 companies and graduate schools, and writer for The Washington Post and Fast Company, is sharing his journey with other. The Quarter-Life Breakthrough provides fresh, honest, counterintuitive, and inspiring career advice for anyone stuck in a quarter-life crisis or trying to figure out what to do with their life.

Sean Young

Stick With It: A Scientifically Proven Process for Changing Your Life - for Good

Harper/HarperCollins

Dr. Sean Young, an award-winning psychologist and the director of the UCLA Center for Digital Behavior, shows readers of Stick With It how to make real, lasting change in their lives. An authoritative new voice in the field of behavioral science, Dr. Young knows a great deal about our habits—how we make them and how we can break them. Stick with It is his fascinating look at the science of behavior, filled with crucial knowledge and practical advice to help everyone successfully alter their actions and improve their lives.

David Pogue

Pogue's Basics: Money

Flatiron/Macmillan

You're leaving money on the table every day, with every transaction you make: changing your oil, withdrawing ATM cash, squirting toothpaste. But in Pogue's Basics: Money, the third book of this New York Times bestselling series, David Pogue proves that information is money. Each of his 150 simple tips and tricks includes a ballpark estimate of the money you could make or save. Pogue has written for Scientific American, The New York Times, and has appeared on PBS’s Nova and CBS Sunday Morning.

Eric Barker

Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong

HarperOne

Much of the advice we’ve been told about achievement is logical, earnest…and downright wrong. In Barking Up the Wrong Tree, Eric Barker reveals the extraordinary science behind what actually determines success and most importantly, how anyone can achieve it. Eric’s writing has appeared in Time Magazine, Business Insider, New York Times, and The Atlantic. He regularly appears on television, and his weekly newsletter has nearly 300,000 subscribers.