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The Best Self-Help Books For Women 2021

We love personal development books. Reading or listening to books that are thought-provoking, inspiring, and teach us something is the key to personal and professional growth. Life is a journey; self-help books are self-care. Here are some of Our Favorites.

Believe It by Jamie Kern Lima

Believe It

by Jamie Kern Lima

What an inspiring story! Jamie Kern Lima, the founder of IT Cosmetics shares her story of navigating the beauty industry's impossible standards. This book will empower you and help you overcome any feelings of self-doubt that may be holding you back in your own life. "Raw. Real. Powerful. Filled with vulnerability and grit. This book will inspire you to believe in your own power. It's a book every woman needs!" -Sara Blakely, founder, Spanx

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Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

by Lori Gottlieb

Listening to the audiobook was like listening to a girlfriend tell her story. Lori Gottlieb is an LA psychotherapist who takes us behind the scene of her practice and into the therapy sessions of her patients. But what happens when the therapist needs therapy? With wisdom and humor, Gottlieb shares her story and deeply personal experience as a patient, examining the truths and fictions we tell ourselves on relationships, fear, courage, hope, and the meaning of life.

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The Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

Year of Yes

by Shonda Rhimes

You would never think of the legendary Shondra Rimes as someone who is afraid of anything or holds back. But when her sister said 'You never say yes to anything', it struck a chord with her, and she decided to challenge herself for one year by saying YES to everything that scared her. It is an inspiring and hilarious memoir of Shondra's journey that will empower you and encourage you to step outside your comfort zone too.

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Untamed by Glennon Doyle


by Glennon Doyle

Life may seem perfect, but it isn't always what it seems. "There is a voice of longing inside each woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good partners, daughters, mothers, employees, and friends. We hope all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck, overwhelmed, and underwhelmed. We look at our lives and wonder: Wasn't it all supposed to be more beautiful than this? We quickly silence that question, telling ourselves to be grateful, hiding our discontent—even from ourselves". Glennon Doyle takes readers through her journey to living an authentic life that will inspire you to do the same. Untamed shows us how to be brave. As Glennon insists: The braver we are, the luckier we get.

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Own It by Diane Von Fustenberg

Own It: The Secret to Life

by Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg is one of the OG female entrepreneurs and presents her words to live by in Own It. This is a manifesto of DVF's well-earned wisdom for attaining self-awareness and realization, which has fueled her accomplishments personally and professionally. It is formatted as an easy, dictionary-style (A-Z), pocket guide that you will keep on your desk and will serve as a reference to empower you whenever you need it.

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You Can Have It All, Just Not at the Same Damn Time

by Romi Neustadt

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you feel like there is not enough time to get it all done? Well, Romi Neustadt provides a no-BS blueprint for women to figure out what to focus on and what not to. She explains why saying yes to everything and everyone is keeping you from the things that really matter to you- your goals, your dreams, and your true self.

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You are a Bad Ass by Jen Sincero

You Are a Badass

by Jen Sincero

Jen Sincero is a badass, and her story is an inspiring one. Her book offers a hilarious and helpful no-bullshit guide to creating a life you truly love. Through inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, Jen helps you identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want.

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Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

"It is not about winning or losing. It's about courage. In a world where "never enough" dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It's even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there's a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena."

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Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty

Think Like a Monk

by Jay Shetty

Jay Shetty draws on his time as a monk to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. Combining ancient wisdom and his own experiences in the ashram, Shetty reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits to access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. This book will inspire and empower you to live a less anxious but more compassionate and meaningful life.

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Buy Yourself the Fucking Lilies by Tara Schuster

Buy Yourself the Fucking Lilies

by Tara Schuster

As the former vice president at Comedy Central, Tara Schuster appeared to have it all. But under the surface, she was a chronically anxious, self-sabotaging, and self-medicating mess. Schuster shares the path to reclaiming her life and becoming a "ninja of self-love." It is funny, insightful, inspiring, and full of sage advice she has received over the years as well as tips that helped her transform her life.

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