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Self-Help, May 1, 2014 | Best Sellers

This list includes titles most in demand by libraries and bookstores nationwide from Baker & Taylor six months prior to the week ending April 12, 2014. (c) Copyright 2014 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc.

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1 Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year. [HC] Demi Lovato. Feiwel & Friends. 2013. ISBN 9781250051448. $19.99.
2 The Four Doors: A Guide to Joy, Freedom, and a Meaningful Life. [HC] Richard Paul Evans. S. & S. 2013. ISBN 9781476728179. $19.99.
3 The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed To Be and Embrace Who You Are. [P] Brené Brown. Hazelden. 2010. ISBN 9781592858491. $14.95.
4 Your Life Calling: Reimagining the Rest of Your Life. [HC] 
Jane Pauley. S. & S. 2014. ISBN 9781476733760. $26.
5 I Can See Clearly Now. [HC] Wayne W. Dyer. Hay House. 2014. ISBN 9781401944032. $27.95.
6 The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom. [P] Don Miguel Ruiz. Amber-Allen. 1997. ISBN 9781878424310. $12.95.
7 Life Code: The New Rules for Winning in the Real World. [HC] Phil McGraw. Bird Street. 2013. ISBN 9780985462734. $26.
8 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works—a True Story. [HC] Dan Harris. It Bks. 2014. 
ISBN 9780062265425. $25.99.
9 E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality. [P] Pam Grout. Hay House. 2012. ISBN 9781401938901. $15.95.
10 The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself. [P] Michael A. Singer. New Harbinger. 2007. ISBN 9781572245372. $16.95.
11 Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative. [P] Austin Kleon. Workman. 2012. ISBN 9780761169253. $11.95.
12 Daring Greatly: How the Courage To Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. [HC] Brené Brown. Gotham. 2012. ISBN 9781592407330. $26.
13 Show Your Work! 10 Ways To Share Your Creativity 
and Get Discovered. [P] Austin Kleon. Workman. 2014. 
ISBN 9780761178972. $11.95.
14 Success Through Stillness: Meditation Made Simple. [HC] Russell Simmons with Chris Morrow. Gotham. 2014. ISBN 9781592408658. $20.
15 Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar. [P] Cheryl Strayed. Vintage. 2012. ISBN 9780307949332. $14.95.
16 Reinventing Your Life: The Breakthrough Program To End Negative Behavior…and Feel Great Again. [P] Jeffrey E. Young & Janet S. Klosko. Plume. 1994. ISBN 9780452272040. $16.
17 Treasure Yourself: Power Thoughts for My Generation. [P] Miranda Kerr. Hay House. 2012. ISBN 9781401941895. $14.95.
18 Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind To Face Stress, Pain, and Illness. rev. ed. [P] Jon Kabat-Zinn. Bantam. 2013. ISBN 9780345536938. $20.
19 The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul. [P] Danielle LaPorte. Sounds True. 2014. ISBN 9781622032518. $22.
20 Sometimes You Win—Sometimes You Learn: Life’s Greatest Lessons Are Gained from Our Losses. [HC] John C. Maxwell. 
Center Street. 2013. ISBN 9781599953694. $26.

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