I have read a lot of books. I have a lot of unread books (probably double than read ones). I will be posting the recommended books along with their summary here. I am not going to recommend books that I read once and liked it but never went back to it. I do not know about you but I tend to forget 80% of the material in 1-2 months and 99% in a year. These are the books I have read and reread and made notes. These are the books I come back again and again. They have made an impact on my life. Every time I read them I gain something. I do not summarize the books unless it is actionable and useful.
Also, the book summaries do not give a summary of those chapters which are just words and have no actionable steps.
This page will keep getting updated as I summarize the books. I update at-least every week – sometimes multiple times per week.
Unfuc*k yourself Get out of your head and into your Life by Bishop (Read – to be summarized)
Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism by Fumio Sasaki
The Magic of Thinking Big by David J Schwartz
How to Write Sell Simple Information for Fun and Profit Your Guide to Writing and Publishing Books, E-Books, Articles, Special Reports, Audio Programs, DVDs, and Other How-To Content by Robert W. Bly (Click here for Actionable Summary)
Dare: The New Way to End Anxiety and Stop Panic Attacks Fast By Barry McDonaugh
Weight Loss and Addiction
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Awareness by Anthony Demello (Note that there is free audio version of the original talk on which the book is based)
How to Make Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
One-Line Summary: If you want others to like you, smile, listen, and remember their names. People crave appreciation so show them genuine appreciation and talk about what’s important to them. Avoid arguments and never criticize anyone as this won’t help. If you want someone to change be praise them and encourage them for progress. Admit your own mistakes, be honest about it, and do not call attention to the mistake of others especially in a public setting. You can tell them their mistake indirectly. (Click here for Actionable Summary)
rational RECOVERY The New Cure for Substance Addiction by Jack Trimpey
Talks about why AA doesn’t work for Alcohol Addiction. These techniques have been successfully used on OCD, overeating, binge eating, and losing weight. Short version: Click to enlarge the image.