If you’re in the mood to read self-help books…
On the last day of each month, I include a list of happiness-related suggested reading, but for some reason I was under the impression that November has 31 days. Oops. So I’m a day late.
I have a real love of self-help books. I used to be embarrassed to admit that, but hey, “Be Gretchen.” Here are some of my favorites — it’s a fairly idiosyncratic assortment.
Clutter and time management:
Julie Morgenstern, Organizing from the Inside Out
Cheryl Richardson, Take Time for Your Life
St. Therese of Lisieux, The Story of a Soul
Dalai Lama, The Art of Happiness
Work and leisure:
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
Winston Churchill, Painting as Pastime
David Lodge, The Art of Fiction.
Robert Boice, How Writers Journey to Comfort and Fluency
Chris Baty, No Plot, No Problem!
William Zinsser, On Writing Well
John Gottman, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk
Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People
Ann Demaris and Valerie White, First Impressions
Barbara Rolls and Robert Barnett, The Volumetrics Weight Control Plan
Brian Wansink, Mindless Eating