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Self-Improvement Bestsellers

The top 50 Self-Improvement audiobooks on Libro.fm based on sales from our 1,000+ partner bookstore locations.

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  1. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In her most revealing and powerful memoir yet, the beloved activist, speaker, and bestselling author of Love Warrior and Carry On, Warrior explores the joy and peace we discover when we stop striving to meet the expectations of the world, and start trusting the voice deep within us.

    Untamed will liberate...
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  2. The instant New York Times bestseller. Over 1 million copies sold!

    Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results


    No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad... Read More »

  3. By Ross Gay / Narrated by Ross Gay

    The Book of Delights

    “Ross Gay's Book of Delights is my lifeline to joy (delights!) during my commute. I may plan to chip away at work tasks, or read the newspaper, or scroll through Facebook, but Ross' voice calls to me and I click on The Book of Delights. Only one entry soothes my soul, but I usually can't stop at just one...”

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  4. By Jerry Saltz / Narrated by Jerry Saltz

    "Inspiration leaps off the pages from Jerry Saltz's new book on creativity. . . . This book is for the artist or non-artist, for the person who gets plain English, for the person who understands that practical talk can coax out the mystical messages that lie underneath." —Steve Martin

    Art has the power to change our lives. For many, becoming an... Read More »

  5. By Brené Brown / Narrated by Brené Brown

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead.

    Don’t miss the hourlong Netflix special Brené...
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  6. I Miss You When I Blink

    “Mary Laura Philpott writes about today’s American woman in her marvelously frank and witty book of essays, I Miss You When I Blink. Women of all ages will nod their heads when reading about the decision to have babies (or not), the pitfalls of volunteering, the difficulty of getting a cat out from under the bed, the reward of crossing things off ‘the list,’ the challenge of finding time for relaxation, and, above all, the acceleration of time as we age. Philpott shares pivotal moments from her life in such a relatable way that, through both laughter and tears, readers will exclaim, ‘Yes, yes, this is ME!’ Don’t miss this gem!”

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  7. *New York Times bestseller—over 25 million copies sold *
    *The #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century*

    One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for nearly three decades. It has transformed the lives of presidents and CEOs, educators and... Read More »

  8. USA TODAY BESTSELLER • The founder of a female-focused recovery program offers a radical new path to sobriety.

    “You don’t know how much you need this book, or maybe you do. Either way, it will save your life.”—Melissa Hartwig Urban, Whole30 co-founder and CEO

    We live in a world obsessed with drinking. We drink at baby showers and work events,... Read More »

  9. "A groundbreaking book that redefines what it means to be in a relationship."
    --John Gray, PhD., bestselling author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

    We already rely on science to tell us what to eat, when to exercise, and how long to sleep. Why not use science to help us improve our relationships? In this revolutionary book, psychiatrist... Read More »

  10. In this groundbreaking new work, David Kessler—an expert on grief and the coauthor with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross of the iconic On Grief and Grieving—journeys beyond the classic five stages to discover a sixth stage: meaning.

    In 1969, Elisabeth Kübler Ross first identified the stages of dying in her transformative book On Death and Dying. Decades... Read More »

  11. By Brené Brown / Narrated by Brené Brown

    The #1 New York Times bestseller. 1 million copies sold!

    From thought leader Dr. Brené Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability.

     
    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have... Read More »

  12. By Susan Cain / Narrated by Kathe Mazur

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Experience the book that started the quiet revolution
     
    “A smart, lively book about the value of silence and solitude.”—Daniel Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness
     
    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People • O: The Oprah Magazine • Christian Science Monitor • Inc. • Library Journal • Kirkus Reviews
     
    At... Read More »

  13. The New York Times best-selling book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality.

    In this “vital, necessary, and beautiful book” (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white... Read More »

  14. How to Invent Everything

    “If you ever need to rebuild civilization from the ground up, make sure you have Ryan North with you. If kidnapping is not your thing, then at least make sure you have this book. I wouldn't recommend taking the audio though, because if the power to your portable (music) listening device dies before you get around to "inventing" electricity and/or batteries, you're still screwed. This book is filled with really useful information (and some eye-rollingly bad puns) and delivered in a charming, accessible manner by the author/narrator. There is nothing dry or academic here, in spite of the numerous charts and graphs and footnotes and the information is presented in such a way that even a lazy, clumsy person such as myself could probably utilize it to become a Goddess. Or at least the only person in the cave who has fire. This one is highly recommended not only because it is funny and may save your life in the event of the collapse of civilization (or if you get stranded in the past in a time travel accident), but also because the author has a weird fascination with Salt-N-Pepa's Shoop, which I can respect.”

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  15. The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller

    "A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious.” —PopSugar

    From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and City of Girls: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of
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    Readers of all ages and walks... Read More »

  16. The Path

    “What is entailed in living 'a good life'? Using the writings of a succession of Chinese scholars from 2,000 years ago, the authors explain their ancient teachings through contemporary examples and demonstrate how changing our perspective can change our lives. And 'the path' that we are to follow? There is none! Rather, we create the journey moment by moment as we change how we observe and interact with our world and those in it. Challenging and potentially transformative!”

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  17. Brutally honest, often hilarious, hard-won lessons in learning to love and care for yourself from a young vice president at Comedy Central who was called “ahead of her time” by Jordan Peele

    “Compelling, persuasive, and useful no matter where you are in your life.”—Chelsea Handler, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Life Will Be the Death of... Read More »

  18. This groundbreaking book explains why women experience burnout differently than men—and provides a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize stress, manage emotions, and live a more joyful life.

    “Essential reading.”—Bustle • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKRIOT

    Burnout. Many women in America have experienced it. What’s... Read More »

  19. In this instant New York Times bestseller, Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.” “Inspiration for non-geniuses everywhere” (People).

    The daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Angela... Read More »

  20. By Gabor Maté, MD / Narrated by Daniel Mate

    In this timely and profoundly original new book, bestselling writer and physician Gabor Maté looks at the epidemic of addictions in our society, tells us why we are so prone to them and what is needed to liberate ourselves from their hold on our emotions and behaviours.

    For over seven years Gabor Maté has been the staff physician at the Portland... Read More »

  21. “A welcome antidote to our toxic hustle culture of burnout.”—Arianna Huffington
    “This book is so important and could truly save lives.”—Elizabeth Gilbert
    “A clarion call to work smarter [and] accomplish more by doing less.”—Adam Grant
     
    We work feverishly to make ourselves happy. So why are we so miserable?
     
    Despite our constant search for new... Read More »

  22. New York Times Bestseller

    Joining the ranks of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, You Are a Badass, and F*ck Feelings comes this refreshing, BS-free, self-empowerment guide that offers an honest, no-nonsense, tough-love approach to help you move past self-imposed limitations.

    Are you tired of feeling... Read More »

  23. By Jen Sincero / Narrated by Jen Sincero

    “A cheerful manifesto on removing obstacles between yourself and the income of your dreams.” —New York Magazine

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of You Are a Badass®, a life-changing guide to making the kind of money you’ve only ever dreamed of—an excellent holiday gift


    You Are a Badass at Making Money will launch you past the fears... Read More »

  24. The landmark book that has revolutionized the way we understand leadership and decision making -- from #1 bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell.


    In his breakthrough bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within.

    Blink is a... Read More »

  25. NATIONAL BESTSELLER • An up-close portrait of the mind of an addict and a life unraveled by narcotics—a memoir of captivating urgency and surprising humor that puts a human face on the opioid crisis.
     
    “Raw, brutal, and shocking. Move over, Orange Is the New Black.”—Amy Dresner, author of My Fair Junkie

    When word got out that Tiffany Jenkins was... Read More »

  26. From beloved astrologer Chani Nicholas comes an essential guide for radical self-acceptance.

    Your weekly horoscope is merely one crumb of astrology’s cake. In her first book You Were Born For This, Chani shows how your birth chart—a snapshot of the sky at the moment you took your first breath—reveals your unique talents, challenges, and... Read More »

  27. Pema Chödrön's perennially best-selling classic on overcoming life's difficulties cuts to the heart of spirituality and personal growth, and makes for a perfect addition to one's spiritual library. 

    How can we live our lives when everything seems to fall apart—when we are continually overcome by fear, anxiety, and pain? The answer, Pema Chödrön... Read More »

  28. In this New York Times bestseller, musician, blogger, and iconoclast Amanda Palmer shows you how to ask for what you need in art, business, and life -- with a foreword from Brene Brown.
    Rock star, crowdfunding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer knows all about asking. Performing as a living statue in a wedding dress, she wordlessly asked... Read More »

  29. Reclaim your time, money, health, and happiness from our toxic diet culture with groundbreaking strategies from a registered dietitian, journalist, and host of the "Food Psych" podcast.

    68 percent of Americans have dieted at some point in their lives. But upwards of 90% of people who intentionally lose weight gain it back within five years.... Read More »

  30. Over 200,000 copies in print!
    A must-have guide for anyone who lives or works with young kids, with an introduction by Adele Faber, coauthor of How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, the international mega-bestseller The Boston Globe dubbed “The Parenting Bible.”

    For nearly forty years, parents have turned to How to Talk... Read More »

  31. Casper ter Kuile, a Harvard Divinity School fellow and cohost of the popular Harry Potter and the Sacred Text podcast, explores how we can nourish our souls by transforming common, everyday practices—yoga, reading, walking the dog—into sacred rituals that can heal our crisis of social isolation and struggle to find purpose.

    “After half a decade... Read More »



  32. Stress. It is everywhere around us. Even worse, it gets inside us: sapping our energy, undermining our health, and making us more vulnerable to anxiety, depression, and disease. Now, based on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program, this groundbreaking book shows you how to use natural, medically proven methods... Read More »

  33. #1 New York Times Bestseller 

    At last, a book that shows you how to build—design—a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage 

    Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives... Read More »

  34. By Laura McKowen / Narrated by Laura McKowen

    “We Are the Luckiest is a masterpiece. It’s the truest, most generous, honest, and helpful sobriety memoir I’ve read. It’s going to save lives.”
    — Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior: A Memoir

    What could possibly be “lucky” about addiction? Absolutely nothing, thought Laura McKowen when drinking brought her to... Read More »

  35. From the author of EXPECTING BETTER, an economist's guide to the early years of parenting

    With Expecting Better, award-winning economist Emily Oster spotted a need in the pregnancy market for advice that gave women the information they needed to make the best decision for their own pregnancies. By digging into the data, Oster found that much of... Read More »

  36. By Anne Lamott / Narrated by Anne Lamott

    The New York Times bestseller from the author of Hallelujah Anyway, Bird by Bird, and Almost Everything

    “Lamott’s …most insightful book yet, Stitches offers plenty of her characteristic witty wisdom…this slim, readable volume [is] a lens on life, widening and narrowing, encouraging each reader to reflect on what it is, after all, that really...
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  37. You don’t have to live overwhelmed by stuff—you can get rid of clutter for good!

    While the world seems to be in love with the idea of tiny houses and minimalism, real women with real families who are constantly growing and changing simply can’t purge it all and start from nothing. Yet a home with too much stuff is a home that is difficult to... Read More »

  38. No more hiding or people-pleasing up in here, sisters. No more being sidelined in your own life. It is time for us to be brave, to claim our gifts and quirks and emotions. You are set free and set up and set on fire.

    NOW you can get busy doing what you were placed on this planet to do. NOW you can be honest, honest, honest about all of it, even... Read More »

  39. What happens when a former Zen Buddhist monk and his feminist wife experience an apparition of the Virgin Mary?

    “This book could not have come at a more auspicious time, and the message is mystical perfection, not to mention a courageous one. I adore this book.”—Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit

    Before a vision of a mysterious “Lady”... Read More »

  40. Fascinating patient stories and dynamic exercises help you connect to healing emotions, ease anxiety and depression, and discover your authentic self.
     
    Sara suffered a debilitating fear of asserting herself. Spencer experienced crippling social anxiety. Bonnie was shut down, disconnected from her feelings. These patients all came to... Read More »

  41. By Rob Hopkins / Narrated by Rob Hopkins

    “Big ideas that just might save the world”—The Guardian

    The founder of the international Transition Towns movement asks why true creative, positive thinking is in decline, asserts that it's more important now than ever, and suggests ways our communities can revive and reclaim it.

    In these times of deep division and deeper despair, if there is a... Read More »

  42. In this instant New York Times bestseller, the celebrated author of Make Your Bed shares amazing adventure stories from his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Operations Forces.

    Admiral William H. McRaven is a part of American military history, having been involved in some of the most famous missions in recent memory,... Read More »

  43. New York Times-bestselling author looks for the meaning of a good life by seeking advice from the very young and the very old.

    When his first book tour ended, Brad Montague missed hearing other people's stories so much that he launched what he dubbed a Listening Tour. First visiting elementary schools and later also nursing homes and retirement... Read More »

  44. A New York Times bestselling historian of early Christianity takes on two of the most gripping questions of human existence: where did the ideas of heaven and hell come from, and why do they endure?

    What happens when we die? A recent Pew Research poll showed that 72% of Americans believe in a literal heaven, 58% in a literal hell. Most people who... Read More »

  45. Procrastination. Disorganization. Distractibility. Millions of adults have long considered these the hallmarks of a lack of self-discipline. But for many, these and other problems in school, at work and in social relationships are actually symptoms of an inborn neurological problem: ADD, or Attention Deficit Disorder.
    Through vivid stories of... Read More »

  46. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up for the mind, The Courage to Be Disliked is the Japanese phenomenon that shows you how to free yourself from the shackles of past experiences and others’ expectations to achieve real happiness.

    The Courage to Be Disliked, already an enormous bestseller in Asia with more than 3.5 million copies sold,... Read More »

  47. By Chade-Meng Tan / Narrated by Nick Sullivan

    Chade-Meng Tan, one of Google’s earliest engineers and personal growth pioneer, offers a proven method for enhancing mindfulness and emotional intelligence in life and work. Meng’s job is to teach Google’s best and brightest how to apply mindfulness techniques in the office and beyond; now, readers everywhere can get insider access to one of the... Read More »

  48. This program is read by the author.

    The ultimate guide on leadership from the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Extreme Ownership.

    In the military, a field manual provides instructions in simple, clear, step-by-step language to help soldiers complete their mission. In the civilian sector, books offer information on everything from fixing... Read More »

  49. By Napoleon Hill / Narrated by Joel Fotinos

    This book contains money-making secrets that can change your life.

    Think and Grow Rich, based on the author’s famed Law of Success, represents the distilled wisdom of distinguished men of great wealth and achievement. 

    Andrew Carnegie’s magic formula for success was the direct inspiration for this book. Carnegie demonstrated its soundness when his... Read More »

  50. From the #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power comes the definitive new book on decoding the behavior of the people around you

    Robert Greene is a master guide for millions of readers, distilling ancient wisdom and philosophy into essential texts for seekers of power, understanding and mastery. Now he turns to the most... Read More »

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