This blog introduces you to my special brand of BIKE. I show you how to find your Best self, access your Inner strength, tune in to your Killer instincts, and use your Expressive voice. It's inspiring, spiritual, quirky, and it's all in your head. It's about ATTITUDE, not exercise, though that might be a side benefit.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Self-help sells well during tough times

In tough economic times, self-help books do well in the publishing world. Publisher's Weekly is running an article in this week's issue with that news.

Makes sense to me.

When you feel like your life is going to explode, isn't it healthier to try to figure out how to stop it first?

If you can use a pick-me-up, maybe we can help here at BIKE WITH JACKIE. Here's a list of books I've often referred to during my tough times. If you have any referrals of your own that you'd share with the rest of us, or if you have a book that you regularly rely on, would you let us know? Post your comments below.

In the next month or two, I'll begin posting book reviews from the books I've collected--and continue to collect--over the years. It's quite a library.

But, please, let us hear what works for you. In down times, we all can use some good advice.

All my best,


Anonymous said...

My daughter turned me on to Eckert Tolle's books, including The Power of Now and New Earth. I might have thought the books a little bit gimmicky but, after spending some time, I realize they make a whole lot of sense.

Solomon said...

Hi Jackie,
Franly, I'm not a voracious reader. I could've a couple of books during this one year, but I'm hooked to the net and laptop.
But, recently, I went back to finish reading 'The Fountain Head'.
It really recharged my mental strength at the odds I face now. I'm a slow reader, though.
I lookforward for your book reviews (hope you add the take away from the book your review!)!