Self-Help Book Summaries

There were two words written in the Temple of Apollo at Delhi— “know thyself.” 

Self-reflecting and knowing yourself is a multiplier skill in today’s world. If you know yourself, you can:

  • learn, unlearn, and re-learn faster
  • understand and play on your strengths
  • delegate and hire people to cover for your weaknesses
  • keep your ego in check so you don’t make (foolish) mistakes
  • come from a place of empathy when dealing with people


Self-help book summaries will help you explore these concepts. 

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The Power Of Now - Book Cover

The Power of Now Book Summary, Review, Notes

There’s a reason why “The Power of Now” is called the most spiritual book of the 20th century. This isn’t a woo-woo type of book, but more of a spiritual guide to enlightenment that combines the wisdom of religious texts with the freshness of New Age spirituality.   Book Title: The Power of Now: A

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Faking It How To Seem Like A Better Person - Book Cover

Faking It How To Seem Like A Better Person Book Summary

“Faking It” is all about appearing to be better than you actually are. This is like the lazy person’s guide to success, happiness, and sex. It’s fun to read and you do actually learn a lot from this book. Book Title: Faking It: How To Seem Like A Better Person Without Actually Improving Yourself Author:

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The 48 Laws Of Power by Robert Greene - Book Cover

The 48 Laws Of Power Book Summary, Review, Notes

There are 48 laws of power and it’s our obligation to know them. The Laws work and, whether we like them or not, we need to know them so they’re not used against us. There’s a reason why this book is banned in most U.S. federal prisons. Greene provides us with historical examples of people

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Freedom by Jonathan Franzen Book Cover

Freedom Book Summary, Review, Notes

The novel’s main theme is the love triangle between Patty, her husband Walter, and his best friend Richard. The book also covers topics such as the Iraqi war, politics in general, sports, ecology, and family relationships.  Book Title: Freedom Author: Jonathan Franzen Date of Reading: July, 2017 Rating: 5/10 Table of Contents What Is Being

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When Breath Becomes Air Book Cover

When Breath Becomes Air Book Summary, Review, Notes

When Breathe Becomes Air is a sad story of a guy who just made it in life—  he was young, had a great wife who was expecting their first child, and he was the main neurosurgeon at the general hospital at 36. And then the roof came crashing in when he was diagnosed with stage

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Come As You Are Book Summary, Review, Notes

Come As You Are is a scientific book about female (and some male) sexuality. The book covers the basics of arousal, desire, emotions, and sex using new scientific research. Book Title: Come As You AreAuthor: Emily NagoskiDate of Reading: May–June 2017Rating: 4/10 Table of Contents What Is Being Said In Detail:   Come As You

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Tribe - Sebastian Junger Book Cover

Tribe Book Summary, Review, Notes

Tribe talks about finding the group where you feel like you’re home. In today’s society, there’s no group belonging that you receive with birth. An individual is responsible for finding and emotionally connecting to a group (tribe). The book explores different ways (and groups) of finding your tribe. Book Title: Tribe: On Homecoming and BelongingAuthor:

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Ego Is The Enemy Book Cover

Ego Is The Enemy Book Summary, Review, Notes

Ego Is The Enemy is about the problems our ego posses to us in three distinct stages in our life— when we’re climbing toward success, when we’re on top, and when we’re falling down. The book helps us deal with ego problems in all three stages. Book Title: Ego Is The EnemyAuthor: Ryan HolidayDate of Reading:

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The Promise Of A Pencil Book Cover

The Promise of a Pencil Book Summary, Review, Notes

Adam Braun prepared for a life at Wall Street Hedge Funds and a young boy’s response to the question “what do you want most in life?” completely changed his course in life. “A pencil” was the answer that made Adam Braun start Pencils of Promise and build more than 350 schools in impoverished countries all

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Keep Going Austin Kleon Book Cover

Keep Going Book Summary, Review, Notes

Keep Going by Austin Kleon teaches us how to stay productive, creative, and prolific as an artist during the good and the bad times. Book Title: Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad Author: Austin Kleon Date of Reading: April 2019 Rating: 9/10 Table of Contents What Is Being Said

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