Best Self-Help Books

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Looking for good self-help books? This is my list of the best self-help books of all-time. If you only have time to read one or two books, I recommend looking at the Top Self-Help Books section below.

Further down the page, you'll find more self-help book recommendations. Many of these books are fantastic as well. I try to carefully curate all of my reading lists and you can be sure that any self-help book on this page is worth your time. Enjoy!

The Top Self-Help Books

Manual for Living
by Epictetus
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The Practicing Mind
by Thomas M. Sterner
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The Art of Possibility
by Rosamund Zander and Benjamin Zander
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The 10X Rule
by Grant Cardone
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Stumbling on Happiness
by Dan Gilbert
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More Self-Help Book Recommendations

Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It
by Kamal Ravikant
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The Compound Effect
by Darren Hardy
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10% Happier
by Dan Harris
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A Short Guide to a Happy Life
by Anna Quindlen
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The Richest Man in Babylon
by George S. Clason
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Superhuman by Habit
by Tynan
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What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
by Marshall Goldsmith
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Who Moved My Cheese?
by Spencer Johnson
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The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance
by Josh Waitzkin
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The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM)
by Hal Elrod
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The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns
by John C. Bogle
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