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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ (1995) by Daniel Goleman View this book on Amazon The writers of successful self-help books are generally messengers rather than creators. Their skill lies in their ability to produce a synthesis from other people’s theses. This certainly applies to Daniel Goleman, who came to fame through […]

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The Joy of Sex

The Joy of Sex (1972) by Alex Comfort View this book on Amazon To understand a book it always helps to know a little bit about its author. Alex Comfort was an renowned and highly qualified doctor, who also had an insubordinate streak. He was a non-conformist at a time when rebels were in fashion: […]

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On Liberty

On Liberty (1859) by John Stuart Mill View this book on Amazon It’s perhaps not surprising that a youngster, brought up by a domineering father, should devote his entire adult life to the cause of political freedom and personal liberty. The father in question was James Mill, the son of a humble Scottish shoe maker, […]

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You Can Heal Your Life

You Can Heal Your Life (1984) by Louise Hay View this book on Amazon There’s nothing more dangerous than a half truth inflated into a full-blown lie. In the simplistic approach to healing offered in You Can Heal Your Life, Louise Hay commits the cardinal sin of generalization, imagining that the emotional traumas she suffered […]

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The Kingdom of God is Within You

The Kingdom of God is Within You (1894) by Leo Tolstoy View this book on Amazon Count Leo Tolstoy is best known as the Russian author of such masterpieces as War and Peace, and Anna Karenina. But of all the many books he wrote, the one which had most influence on the conduct of world […]

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