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783 books · 1,043 voters · list created August 22nd, 2008 by deleted user.
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message 1: by Holly (new)

Holly Interlandi The great thing is that Calvin and Hobbes probably taught me more about life/myself than the entire Self Improvement section combined.


j to the muthafuckin R Calvin and Hobbes is definitely a good 'self-help' remedy.

I would also *highly* recommend the book "Days of War, Nights of Love" by a group called "CrimethInc." - it will fill you with self determination, and it continually begs the question - why do we always take so much of our energy to please others and yet, not ourselves...


message 3: by Atlas (new)

Atlas Hey good picks here!!!!



message 4: by Kwech (last edited Jul 07, 2009 08:20AM) (new)

Kwech Kwiecien Yeah - really good picks!


message 5: by S (new)

S This is a cool list :D


message 6: by Greencow (new)

Greencow I LOVE WICKED!!!!!!!


message 7: by Mukesh (new)

Mukesh I usually cheer for the bad guy, so...


message 8: by Adam (new)

Adam Twilight and New Moon. In both of them, I hate the protaganist, as well as her boyfriend, so I was rooting for James. Not Eclipse though, because the werewolves were helping them, and I like the werewolf characters much more. (Thought I do like Alice, Emment, Roalie, Jasper, Esme, and Carlisle)


message 9: by Madeline (new)

Madeline Where's Othello? Iago is so much fun to hate, you just have to root for him.


message 10: by Sarah (last edited Feb 01, 2010 01:10AM) (new)

Sarah M I can not believe 'Skinny Bitch' is even on the list. Wow that is sickening. I have nothing against that type of a lifestyle. I DO have a problem with the way they continuously insult and degrade their readers. You can call it 'tough love--blah blah blah.' Its worse than most dietary books because it wants to prey on your insecurities to sway you to its own moral agenda. I say MORAL agenda because that is exactly what it is. Losing weight and getting healthy is SECONDARY. If you look at the calorie and nutrition info on the back of some of the alternative foods on the list given--they are in fact worse or just as bad. They are also setting a caloric intake that is not ideal for most women on a day to day basis. Whatever. These authors are two half wits that happen to be vegan and have barely a brain cell to rub together between them. Most diet books are bad but this one is deceiving making it all the worse. If Victoria Beckham didn't carry that book a few feet and happen to get photographed with it I wonder where It would be now....


message 11: by John (new)

John J. Please be the first to review my new self-help book, "The Simple Habits of Happy People: How to Go from Sad to Glad in 21 Days or Less."

Thank you,
John J. Trimmer


message 12: by Ken (new)

Ken Montville Sarah wrote: "I can not believe 'Skinny Bitch' is even on the list. Wow that is sickening. I have nothing against that type of a lifestyle. I DO have a problem with the way they continuously insult and degrade t..."

I'm just coming across this list and I couldn't agree more with your observation. I'm a dude but I read one of the "Skinny Bitch..." books and was appalled. I guess this type of snarky writing style is indicative of the millennial generation.

Yes. They are vegans who are promoting a vegan lifestyle. Any weight loss is purely secondary and would be a happy side effect. There are plenty of other books - cookbooks - that will promote healthy vegan eating, if that's the path you want to take. The "Skinny Bitch..." books are pure marketing hype. Period.


message 13: by Maadin (new)

Maadin I love them!


message 14: by Deepak (new)

Deepak Rana Main hurdle is the mind. So try out some mind your weight type books?


message 15: by Karl (last edited Apr 19, 2014 05:48AM) (new)

Karl Perera Sorry for this spot of self promotion but my new book is worth it! Please vote for my new self help book:

Self Esteem Secrets by Karl Perera

Thanks!


message 16: by L. (new)

L. Soash Wow... Dale Carnegie, Stephen R. Covey, and Napoleon Hill... Great to see their books are still around. Excellent resources for self-improvement :)


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