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I often find it helpful to read books written in the second person—they address “you” directly, and as a result they encourage self-reflection and personal development. At its best, that’s all the genre of “self-help” really is.

Is this genre corny? Sometimes. But I look for self-help authors who are thoughtful and don’t generally insult your intelligence.  

What follows is a list of books on careers and work, and life and happiness.   


Career

Here is a talk for the book, How to Find Fulfilling Work, By Roman Krznaric


Other books on careers:

So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport

Drive by Dan Pink

Zen and the Art of Making a Living by Laurence G. Boldt


Life

Books on life and happiness:

The Art of Happiness by The Dalai Lama

Mindfulness in Plain English  by Bante Henepola Gunaratana 

The Buddha Walks into a Bar by Lodro Rinzler


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