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Adam Alter's Top Picks On Self-Improvement (4 books)
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The author of Drunk Tank Pink and Irresistible chooses his favourite titles on the science of self-improvement
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Moonwalking with Einstein

Moonwalking with Einstein takes us on the author’s journey towards becoming the USA Memory Champion. Along the way he explains why an extraordinary memory isn’t just available to a select few people but to all of us. The book explores how memory works, why we’re worse at remembering than our ancestors, and explains specific techniques for improving your own memory.

Joshua Foer
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Quiet

Quiet focuses on the strengths and needs of both introverts and extroverts. These blinks describe the situations in which both personality types feel comfortable and the ways in which each can use the potential of their personality to the fullest.

Susan Cain
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My Age of Anxiety

This book offers a candid, valuable glimpse into the world of the clinically anxious. The author takes us through his personal struggle with anxiety while presenting us with scientific, philosophical and literary work about the condition and the treatments available for it.

Scott Stossel
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Mastermind

Mastermind explores Sherlock Holmes’s unique approach of observation, imagination and deduction, and illustrates how anyone can harness his method to improve their thinking and decision-making skills. To this end, the book presents a variety of simple strategies, drawing on scientific research in psychology and neuroscience, and numerous examples from the original Sherlock Holmes stories.

Maria Konnikova
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