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Alan Alda 

  • Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: and Other Things I’ve Learned (biography)
  • Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself (biography)

Harry Beckwith 

  • Selling the Invisible: A Field Guide to Modern Marketing

Albert J. Bernstein 

  • Emotional Vampires: Dealing with People Who Drain You Dry

Augusten Burroughs 

  • This Is How: Surviving What You Think You Can't

Jim Camp 

  • Start with No: The Negotiating Tools That the Pros Don’t Want You to Know

Jo-Ellan Dimitrius and Wendy Patrick Mazzarella 

  • Reading People: How to Understand People and Predict Their Behavior – Anytime, Anyplace

Albert Ellis 

  •  How to Keep People from Pushing Your Buttons
  • How to Stubbornly Refuse to make Yourself Miserable about anything – Yes, Anything!

Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish 

  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk [NOT just for kids and parents!]

Milo O. Frank 

  • How to Get Your Point Across in 30 Seconds or Less

Brian Fugere, et al. 

  • Why Business People Speak Like Idiots: A Bullfighter’s Guide

John Gibson and Judy Pigott 

  • Personal Safety Nets: Getting Ready for Life’s Inevitable Changes and Challenges

William Glasser 

  • Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom

Seth Godin 

  • The Dip: A little Book that Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) • Meatball Sundae: Is Your Marketing out of Sync?
  • Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable

Natalie Goldberg 

  • Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

Mark Goulston 

  • Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting through to Absolutely Anyone

Harriet Hall, MD 

  • Women Aren’t Supposed to Fly: The Memoirs of a Female Flight Surgeon

Vicki Hoefle 

  • Duct Tape Parenting

Sam Horn 

  • Tongue Fu!: How to Deflect, Disarm, and Defuse Any Verbal Conflict

Guy Kawasaki 

  • The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything

James. W. Loewen 

  • Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong
  •  Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

Gordon MacKenzie 

  • Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool’s Guide to Surviving with Grace

Matthew E. May 

  • The Laws of Subtraction: 6 Simple Rules for Winning in the Age of Excess Everything

C.W. Metcalf and Roma Felible

  • Lighten Up: Survival Skills for People under Pressure

Sharon Drew Morgen 

  • Dirty Little Secrets: Why Buyers Can’t Buy and Sellers Can’t Sell, and What YOU Can Do about It!

Joe Navarro 

  • What Every Body Is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agen'ts Guide to Speed-Reading People (with Marvin Karlins)

Tom Schreiter 

  • How to Get Instant Trust, Belief, Influence and Rapport! 13 Ways to Create Open Minds by Talking to the Subconscious Mind

Lori Silverman 

  • Wake Me up When the Data is Over: How Organizations Use Storytelling to Drive Results

Annette Simmons 

  • Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins

Cindy Solomon

  • The Rules of Woo: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Capturing the Hearts & Minds of Today's Customers

Gerry Spence 

  • Win Your Case: How to Present, Persuade, and Prevail – Every Place, Every Time

Steve Stockman  

  • How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck

Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson 

  • Mistakes Were Made (but not by me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts


  • Step into the Spotlight! – ‘Cause ALL Business Is Show Business!

Marian K. Woodall 

  • Thinking on Your Feet: How to Communicate under Pressure
  • How to Talk So Men Will Listen
  • Think on Your Feet: The Art of Thinking and Speaking Under Pressure

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