How to Think by Alan Jacobs

But here's the thing.  If you are a literate and humane person, you soon begin to enjoy Jacobs admittedly oblique, discursive and conversational approach.  You give up the need for a overly simplified 12-step program with handy lists and catchy acronyms. You appreciate the engaging conversation with a smart friend at a comfortable coffee shop instead of the lecture slash TV special.

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In the Mail: No Excuses! The Power of Self-Discipline

No Excuses!: The Power of Self-Discipline by Brian Tracy From the Publisher You don’t need to have been born under a lucky star, or with incredible wealth, or with terrific contacts and connections, or even special skills…but what you do need to succeed in any of your life goals is self-discipline. Unfortunately, most people give in to the two worst enemies of success: they take the path of least resistance (in other words, they’re lazy) and/or they want immediate gratification: they...

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In the Mail: Women Are Crazy, Men Are Stupid

Women Are Crazy, Men Are Stupid: The Simple Truth to a Complicated Relationship Publishers Weekly: In this comic relationship self-help, semi-functional (but self-aware) couple Lee and Morris-brandishing their credentials as “a major nut bag” and “a genuine dunce,” respectively-boil down the whole of male-female relationships to a simple, provocative statement, then go about examining the evidence and implications in an alternating, occasionally overlapping, he...

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In the Mail: Self-Help Edition

Cover via Amazon –> Love in 90 Days: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Own True Love by Diana Kirschner Description Diana Kirschner, PhD, knows the questions single women everywhere face: “Why am I attracted to the wrong kind of guys?””Why is he just not that into me?””Why can’t I seem to find the One?” In LOVE IN 90 DAYS, Dr. Diana reveals the secrets to finding Mr. Right and the crucial steps single women can take to create fulfilling...

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