As a lover of self help books I consider myself an expert on this genre of reading. Self help books are probably my favorite choice of non-fiction reading. There are serious self help books and books that contain a humorous side to the topic you are learning about. I once read somewhere that reading a self help book is better than a therapy session and a heck of a lot cheaper too.
So, today I will review the self help books that I felt were the best for a young woman to read. I will also recommend a couple of authors I feel are the best in their field and who will deliver information that young women will find empowering. So let’s get started:
Adulting – How to Become A Grown Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps – Kelly Williams-Brown:
This book is for young people who want to be more responsible and achieve more in life. Adulting – How to Become a Grown Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps is suited for young women and men, but let’s face it, when was the last time you saw a man in his twenties pick up a self help book. The author of Adulting; Kelly Williams Brown is witty, clever, funny and wise. Even though I am pushing fifty, this book was fabulous and there were moments I was laughing so much, I cried. This book was probably the best self help book I have read this year.
Adulting is an extremely helpful book, covering all the basics of life. It contains the simple things in life, the small stuff and the big stuff; like renting your first apartment or how to behave at your first work party. One example would be to not get drunk and sleep with a co-worker or worse; your boss. I highly recommend this book and thank you to my dear friend – you know who you are for lending me this book. It’s perfect for that pool side reading while on holiday. Adulting is available in Paperback format and Kindle.
A Young Woman’s Guide to Setting Boundaries – Allison Bottke:
Setting boundaries is something we all need to learn how to do, and this especially applies to women. We are more likely to let someone violate our boundaries than a man is. This book contains information that young women need to know and if they master the art of setting boundaries when they are young, even in their teens, then they will have this skill forever and will be able to respectfully put a boundary in place when required. Learning these life lessons will not only make a young woman proficient in setting boundaries and saying no without feeling guilty, she will undoubtedly become more confident, assertive and her self-esteem will soar.
A Young Woman’s Guide to Setting Boundaries is targeted towards teenage women and young adult women, but this book is helpful for all women, regardless of their age. Many people did not learn how to be assertive and set boundaries when they were younger. Their parents might not have been assertive. Listening to two people argue will tell you if one of them, or both have assertiveness skills. If you are a young woman who cannot say no, then this is a great book for you. It is available in Paperback form and via Kindle.
Nail Him, Girl!: Dating advice for Young Women – Monique Chi:
This article would not be complete without a book about dating for young women. This book was impressive and easy to understand. Monique Chi gives straight-forward explanations about men and why they do the things they do. For example ladies, men don’t call when they say they will because they do not want to appear too keen and they are terrified of looking desperate out of loneliness.
Monique Chi’s theories on dating roles are clever and she goes over the mistakes women make with men they date. Her premise is based on martial arts philosophy and without giving away too much and ruining it for the reader, her method and instructions on what women should do when playing the dating game are pretty great. This writer comes across as very intelligent when it comes to human nature and the differences between men and women. This book; Nail Him, Girl! is only available on Kindle, if you do not have Kindle, you can download this software for free. As far as dating books for young women go, this book was the best dating self help book I have read this year.
Well, I have recommended three books that I feel all young women should read as I have read them all and they are fantastic. You will learn plenty from these books. Other authors I recommend for young women are Rhonda Britten, the creator of the Fearless Living institute and four wonderful books. She gives great advice about self-worth, self esteem and learning to love yourself. One of her books is also a dating and relationship book.
Another author who I absolutely love is Dr Laura Schlessinger. As a writer, she is probably most famous for the books: Ten Stupid Things Women Do To Mess Up Their Lives and Ten Stupid Things Couples Do To Mess Up Their Lives. Dr Laura is probably most famous for her controversial radio program, where she has people call up the station and ask her advice. She is what I would call traditional in her values and morals. Being a traditional woman, I enjoy Dr Laura’s books. Some young women may not think Dr Laura’s opinions are for them. But if you desire a stable, committed relationship, then I would be reading her books and listening to her radio show and her advice.
I hope that you will read the books I have recommended as you will gain a lot of great advice and learn a great deal about life, love, careers, family and so much more. Chances are after reading some of these books or the authors books I recommended, you will feel more confident in yourself. Remember knowledge is power and the power gained from learning new life lessons can make you feel great.