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When Self-Help Books Aren’t Enough

If self-help isn't helping, try fiction or memoirs!

Self Helping Myself: Discovering the Life Changing Wisdom of Iyanla Vanzant

On the wisdom of Iyanla Vanzant.

Braver, Bolder Living Through Books on Braver, Bolder Writing

Be brave in your writing with these tips gleaned from great writing books.

7 Self-Help Books I’ll Never Follow for the Resolutions I’ll Never Make

Perhaps these self-help books are more for your entertainment needs than your resolutions.

Advice from Women Comedians of Color

I’ve been feeling restless lately. Not like insomnia, more like a Melvin “What if this is as good as it ...

8 Books (and Advice) to Gift a Recent Graduate

"Oh, The Places You'll Go" is nice and all, but here are 8 more useful gift books for new grads.

5 Irreverent Self-Help Books

Having recently become a self-help author in my own right (and been dubbed an “anti-guru”), I thought it would be ...

The Definitive Guide to Picking Up Women at a Bookstore

Why hello there. It looks like you’ve Googled “How to Pick Up Women at a Bookstore.” Before we begin, a ...

The 12-Book Program: A Holiday Survival Guide

They’re comingggg. Everyone’s most-anticipated and most-dreaded holidays are right around the corner. And, people, we need to be ready. There ...

A Useful List of Books About Depression by Someone Being Treated For Chronic Depression

Like just about everyone, I was saddened to hear of Robin Williams’s death. As someone who has been treated for ...

Helping Ourselves: Rioters’ Favorite Self-Help Books

Recently, I had a Book People Problem. My reading had slowed down to almost nothing but YA re-reads and social media updates, ...

Riot Recommendation: Self-Help Books That Rock

This installment of the Riot Recommendation is sponsored by Smile at Strangers by Susan Schorn. Susan Schorn led an anxious life. ...

Riot Recommendation: Nonfiction with a Side of Self-Help?

I recently fell ass-over-teakettle in love with Charles Duhigg’s The Power of Habit, which combines social history with a research-based ...