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Best Sellers In Self-Help Books

Self-help books can help you improve all aspects of your life, from work to personal development and relationships. Our wide selection of self-help books, from emotional and motivational self-help books to self-management and personal development self-help books, can help you make the right changes on your path to self-improvement. Browse our selection of the best self-improvement books available today.

Best-selling Self-Help titles

Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity Outlive: The Science and Art...

Peter Attia, Bill Gifford
Buy from $15.18

The 48 Laws Of Power The 48 Laws Of Power

Robert Greene
Buy from $7.11

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones Atomic Habits: An Easy &...

James Clear
Buy from $7.30

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom The Four Agreements: A...

Don Miguel Ruiz, Janet Mills
Buy from $1.49

The In-Between: Unforgettable Encounters During Life's Final Moments The In-Between: Unforgettable...

Hadley Vlahos
Buy from $32.65

Summer Bridge Activities(r), Grades 4 - 5 Summer Bridge Activities(r),...

Summer Bridge Activities (Compiled by)
Buy from $1.26
eBook from $9.99

The Book of Charlie: Wisdom from the Remarkable American Life of a 109-Year-Old Man The Book of Charlie: Wisdom...

David Von Drehle
Buy from $17.33

The Light We Carry: Overcoming in Uncertain Times The Light We Carry:...

Michelle Obama
Buy from $8.40

The Shift: Change Your Perspective, Not Yourself The Shift: Change Your...

Buy from $18.65

Disruptive Thinking: A Daring Strategy to Change How We Live, Lead, and Love Disruptive Thinking: A Daring...

T D Jakes, Nick Chiles
Buy from $17.98

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents Adult Children of Emotionally...

Lindsay C. Gibson
Buy from $9.96
eBook from $15.15

How to Win Friends and Influence People How to Win Friends and...

Dale Carnegie
Buy from $1.36

The Mountain Is You: Transforming Self-Sabotage Into Self-Mastery The Mountain Is You:...

Brianna Wiest, Thought Catalog (Editor)
Buy from $20.31

The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*Ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life The Subtle Art of Not Giving...

Mark Manson
Buy from $2.36
eBook from $6.70

Summer Brain Quest: Between Grades K & 1 Summer Brain Quest: Between...

Workman Publishing, Ms. Megan Butler
Buy from $1.26

Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century Think and Grow Rich: The...

Napoleon Hill
Buy from $2.77

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse The Boy, the Mole, the Fox...

Charlie Mackesy
Buy from $3.13
eBook from $17.27

Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...and Maybe the World Make Your Bed: Little Things...

William H McRaven
Buy from $3.38

Summer Bridge Activities(r), Grades Pk - K: Volume 1 Summer Bridge Activities(r),...

Summer Bridge Activities (Compiled by)
Buy from $1.26
eBook from $9.99

Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds Can't Hurt Me: Master Your...

David Goggins
Buy from $8.71

101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think 101 Essays That Will Change...

Brianna Wiest
Buy from $11.20

Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find--And Keep--Love Attached: The New Science of...

Amir Levine, Rachel Heller
Buy from $6.60

Self-Love Workbook for Women: Release Self-Doubt, Build Self-Compassion, and Embrace Who You Are Self-Love Workbook for Women:...

Megan Logan
Buy from $3.64

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: 30th Anniversary Edition The 7 Habits of Highly...

Stephen R Covey, Sean Covey (Contributions by)
Buy from $7.00

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Self-Help Books FAQs

Self-help books come in many different forms, and finding the right one for you all depends on what you're looking to improve in your life. For example, you might want emotional self-help books or self-management self-help books. Here's a short list of some self-help books that span several categories.

  • Burn After Writing by Sharon Jones
    Personal development self-help books can help you grow and reflect on the past. One of the best self-help books in the nation, Burn After Writing is a journal filled with prompts to help you reflect while fueling creativity. Each prompt asks questions and presents thought experiences to help individuals learn new things about themselves.
  • Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents by Lindsay C. Gibson
    Written by a clinical psychologist, this self-improvement book discusses emotionally unavailable or immature parents and how it's destructive to children. Topics include how parents create neglect and how children can recover and free themselves from emotionally immature parents.
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
    This book has been one of the top self-help books since 1936, when it was originally published. The book teaches you how to make people like you.
  • The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
    The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment is a motivational self-help book that teaches individuals how to live in the present, rather than focusing on the past.
  • Attached by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller
    Attached is a book about dating that explains why some people are better at relationships than others, helping them to discover an understanding of attachment as an adult using relationship science.

Yes, self-help books work. However, it depends on the person. Reading a self-help book can help you learn different ways to improve yourself, but you must take action based on what you learn in the book. Self-help books help individuals feel more empowered to take control of their lives, but they're not right for everyone. Books are not a substitute for professional help when needed.

Self-help books are non-fiction because they're based on fact. Many self-help books use science or philosophy to help individuals become their best selves or learn about a topic.

Yes, Alibris sells new and used books of all kinds, including the best self-help books to help you feel more empowered in your daily life. Browse our selection of self-improvement books to find your next read.