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28 Best Self Help Books of All Time

Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Self Help books (instead of one person's opinion).

    Our process:
  1. Search for "best self help books" and study the top 5 articles.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2023)

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    The Alchemist

    Paulo Coelho

  9. 19
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    A Course in Miracles

    Dr. Helen Schucman

  12. 22
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  • How was this Self Help books list created?

    We searched for "best Self Help books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Self Help books are in this list?

    There are 28 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Self Help books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Self Help books on the internet.

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