Just wanted to tell you about an excellent book which I am still enjoying. I have a slight interest in the world of self-help, how to make onesself become more fulfilled, happy, confident, etc etc.
In the past, one of my favourite finds has been 'Who will cry when you die?'. A random find in Sri Lanka when we visited Laura in Colombo, and an absolutely dreadful title, but full of very fundamental ideas about leading a more constructive life.
But lately, having found myself enjoying his Guardian column, I was compelled to buy Oliver Burkeman's book 'Help! How to become slightly happier and get a bit more done.' . Not claiming to be so enormously helpful that it will transform you life, it does instead dip into almost every self-help book ever written, giving a pragmatic appreciation of each fad, craze and tip.
With lots of easily digestible snippets about topics from limiting procrastination to stress management, it is a fun, easily accessible and realistic guide to sorting some simple bits and pieces out.
And, if you are not yet convinced, have a look at the freebie tips in his Guardian column.