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Improve your self-esteem with our hand-picked selection of inspirational and motivational books. They will help you find better mental health.

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Motivational, Inspirational & Self-esteem Books

  • Look What You Made Me Do

    Helen Walmsley-Johnson

    Product Code: LWYM
    Hardback
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    After listening to The Archers and hearing the story about Helen Tichener being emotionally abused by her husband, Helen Walmsley-Johnson found some of the plot elements disturbingly familiar. This is her story about how she wound up - and escaped - two relationships full of coercive control.

    Helen's first husband controlled all aspects of her life, from who she saw to how much money was in her bank account. He alienated her from friends, family and even their three daughters. He eventually threw her out, leaving Helen no chance but to painfully rebuild her life.

    In her early 40s, Helen met Franc - who at first seemed kind, charming and considerate but soon also started telling her what to wear, eat and even to think.

    This candid and gripping memoir explains how she ended up being trapped by two smiling abusers and has been written to help other women in similar situations have the courage to walk away. It will help you recognise, understand and survive this sinister form of abuse.
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  • Are We There Yet?

    Emily Atack

    Product Code: CBJRZ
    Hardback
    "In the underrated noughties film Crossroads, Britney Spears sang the immortal words 'I'm not a girl, not yet a woman'. Cheers Brit. I too find myself getting stuck somewhere between being an overdeveloped teenager and not quite being a fully functioning adult woman. I have no idea how to back-up my iCloud, I can't drive and I'm pretty bad at stopping men with exciting beards and unbuttoned vintage shirts from taking a big old walk all over me. In fact, not a girl, not yet a woman . . . it sums up my twenties perfectly." Emily Atack was flung to fame at just 17, as the girl-next-door character in The Inbetweeners. Almost ten years later, she won over the nation on I'm a Celebrity Get Me out of Here with her cracking impersonations, epic bravery in the Bushtucker trials and general positivity. Now, in her first book, Emily digs deep and reveals the hilarious highs and the heart-breaking lows that rocked the years between. With astonishing courage and her trade-mark humour, she shares stories about her family, first dates (and bad dates), first loves, moments where she's hit rock bottom and how she finally came to realise that it was all going to be okay. Are We There Yet? is a warm, honest, FUNNY book for women of any age who have ever felt they needed to look a certain way or felt uncomfortable in their own skin. It's about life, love, everything grubby and glamorous in between, and ultimately realising that you're good enough. (Also she bought a laptop specifically to write this book so you better believe it's getting down and dirty :D)
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  • Dare to Be You

    Marianne Schnall

    Product Code: CBJRQ
    Paperback
    A collection of eye-opening and inspirational wisdom for girls from some of today's most influential women, offering insights on being true to yourself, finding your voice, overcoming obstacles, and making a difference in the world. Today, it is more important than ever that girls have the courage to be themselves. But societal pressures continue to push girls to conform-to look, think, and act a certain way despite their individuality. From her most thought-provoking interviews with such influential role models as Gloria Steinem, Maya Angelou, Amy Poehler, Kerry Washington, Sheryl Sandberg, Luvvie Ajayi, Arianna Huffington, Brittany Packnett, Natalie Portman, Stacey Abrams, and more, award-winning journalist Marianne Schnall brings together the most inspiring, captivating, and rousing quotes to shed light on the many ways girls can empower themselves. Representing a diverse group of women's voices-from actresses, comedians, and musicians, to business leaders, elected officials, activists, and Nobel laureates-these words speak to a wide array of issues that young women are facing every day. Dare to Be You is both rallying and uplifting, and is a valuable resource that conveys a timely and important message: When girls dare to be themselves-when they are fearless leaders, speak their truth, and believe in their dreams-they can truly change the world.
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  • Autism in Heels

    Jennifer O'Toole

    Product Code: BQKXR
    Hardback
    The face of autism is changing. And more often than we realize, that face is wearing lipstick. Autism in Heels, an intimate memoir, reveals the woman inside one of autism's most prominent figures, Jennifer O'Toole. At the age of thirty-five, Jennifer was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, and for the first time in her life, things made sense. Now, Jennifer exposes the constant struggle between carefully crafted persona and authentic existence, editing the autism script with wit, candor, passion, and power. Her journey is one of reverse-self-discovery not only as an Aspie but--more importantly--as a thoroughly modern woman. Beyond being a memoir, Autism in Heels is a love letter to all women. It's a conversation starter. A game changer. And a firsthand account of what it is to walk in Jennifer's shoes (especially those iconic red stilettos). Whether it's bad perms or body image, sexuality or self-esteem, Jennifer's is as much a human journey as one on the spectrum. Because autism "looks a bit different in pink," most girls and women who fit the profile are not identified, facing years of avoidable anxiety, eating disorders, volatile relationships, self-harm, and stunted independence. Jennifer has been there, too. Autism in Heels takes that message to the mainstream. From her own struggles and self-discovery, she has built an empire of empowerment, inspiring women the world over to realize they aren't mistakes. They are misunderstood miracles.
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If you need a read that will boost your confidence and help you overcome your insecurities then look no further than our brilliant range of self-esteem books. And, if you need help finding some motivation or want to discover the book that will change your life we have loads of inspirational books to help you achieve anything.

Improve your mental state

If you’re struggling with feeling inadequate then reading books all about happiness, confidence and the little ways you can alter your life or way of thinking can really help you overcome your low self-esteem. This, in turn, can vastly improve your mental state. So, if you want to feel more confident then check out our handy self-esteem books.

See your confidence grow

Discover inspiring life stories and read motivating books that will make you change the way you view yourself and your life.

Find your motivation

Our inspirational books can help you find motivation to take on all life’s challenges. Whether you’re looking for motivation to get healthy or kick-start a great career, we have the best motivational books for you.

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