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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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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The Checklist Manifesto Book Summary, Review, Notes

The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande teaches us how to ensure that you consistently, correctly, and safely execute the knowledge and training you received throughout the years? Simple— with a checklist. And that’s what The Checklist Manifesto is all about. Book Title: The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right Author: Atul Gawande Date of

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The Obstacle Is The Way Ryan Holiday Book Cover

The Obstacle Is The Way Book Summary

Table of Contents Book Title: The Obstacle Is The Way: The Timeless Art Of Turning Trials into TriumphAuthor: Ryan HolidayDate of Reading: December 2017Rating: 10/10   What Is The Book About As A Whole:   The Obstacle Is The Way is a book on stoicism that doesn’t want to rewrite the ancient texts; the book

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Beyond Order Book Summary

Book Title: Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for LifeAuthor: Jordan PetersonDate of Reading: March 2021Rating: 7/10 Table of Contents   What Is The Book About As A Whole:   It’s a counter-part to his previous book, 12 Rules For Life, where Peterson talks about creating order where in this book, Peterson explains the rules that

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