#self-help

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 ...