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Takeaway tips from smart self-help books

In these times of uncertainty, the stigma that used to surround self-help books (those hidden in bedside cabinets and read furtively at midnight) is gone: we’re finally willing to admit that we probably need all the help we can get.

In response to this has come a veritable landslide of books promising to better you from the inside out, whatever your goals when it comes to self-improvement.

So if you’re ready to be righted, but not sure where to start, here’s our cheat’s guide of one-line wonders – click through our gallery below for useful takeaway teachings from both classic and newly published tomes to point you in the right direction.

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