Monday, March 2, 2009

Best Self-Improvement Books of 2008

The winners of the 13th annual Books for a Better Life Awards, sponsored by the New York City Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and honoring the best self-improvement books of 2008, are:
  • Audiobook: Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman (Macmillan Audio)
  • Childcare/Parenting: The Trouble with Boys by Peg Tyre (Crown)
  • First Book: The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan (Voice)
  • Green: Made from Scratch by Jenna Woginrich (Storey Publishing)
  • Inspirational Memoir: The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch with Jeffrey Zaslow (Hyperion)
  • Motivational: Learning from the Heart: Lessons on Living, Loving, and Listening by Daniel Gottlieb (Sterling)
  • Psychology: My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor (Viking)
  • Relationships: September Songs by Maggie Scarf (Riverhead)
  • Spiritual: The Wise Heart: A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology by Jack Kornfield (Bantam Dell)
  • Wellness: In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan (Penguin Press)

I've only read Pollan's In Defense of Food, and I highly recommend it, particularly for those who pay attention to what they eat. Has anyone else read any of these winners?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Last Lecture is very inspiring if you know and understand the "real story" behind the was a way for the author to leave some "words of wisdom" for his children. I NEED to read THE TROUBLE WITH BOYS! A. Hollis