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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On writing by Stephen King - book cover

On Writing Book Summary, Review, Notes

On Writing is Stephen King’s memoir about how he came to be as a writer, what it takes to be a professional writer, and how to make every word you write count. Book Title: On Writing: A Memoir of the CraftAuthor: Stephen KingDate of Reading: September-October, 2017Rating: 9/10 Table of Contents What Is Being Said

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Meditations by Marcus Aurelius - Book Cover

Meditations Book Summary, Review, Notes

Meditations are written by Marcus Aurelius, a Roman Emperor who ruled from 161-180. He was the last from The Good Emperors (Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antonius Pius) and Meditations serve as personal writings on his ideology, Stoicism, ruling, and dealing with people. Book Title: MeditationsAuthor: Marcus AureliusDate of Reading: March, 2018Rating: 9/10 Table of Contents What

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High Performance Habits Book Cover

High Performance Habits Book Summary, Review, Notes

High Performance Habits is a book that synthesizes everything that makes people become high performers. Burchard uses this term to account for habits that create a high performer from a person’s professional and personal life.  The six habits that Burchard explains in the book are those that will make you a high performer in all

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Black Privilege by Charlamagne tha God - Book Cover

Black Privilege Book Summary, Review, Notes

Black Privilege is an autobiography of Charlamagne tha God (Lenard Larry McKelvey), a radio presenter and host of The Breakfast Club. The story follows Charlamagne from his childhood at Moncks Corner, South Carolina, all the way to his success at The Breakfast Club. Book Title: Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It Author:

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12 Rules For Life by Jordan Peterson - Book Cover

12 Rules for Life Book Summary, Review, Notes

12 Rules for Life explains how to walk the thin thread of life that’s situated between Order and Chaos. The 12 rules are what will give you direction so you don’t fall in too much Chaos (or Order). A bestseller that sold more than 3 million copies worldwide. Book Title: 12 Rules for Life: An

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Choose Yourself by James Altucher Book Cover

Choose Yourself Book Summary, Review, Notes

Choose Yourself! is James Altucher’s way of going true life while staying true to yourself. It’s a book full of his personal successes and a lot of failures (and I mean a lot!). Book Title: Choose YourselfAuthor: James AltucherDate of Reading: August, 2017Rating: 6/10 Table of Contents What Is Being Said In Detail:   Choose

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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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