Best Self Help Books for Men

by Society Socks March 01, 2018

Best Self Help Books for Men

If you’re looking for self-improvement books for men – either for the man in your life or yourself, there are an abundance of options from which to choose. At some point in your life, you may discover there are certain things about yourself that you would like to change. Whether that be your career prospects or traits of your personality you’re not happy with. When the time comes to alter yourself in some way, consider some of these ten self help books for men below.

1. The Man in the Mirror: Solving the 24 Problems Men Face

https://www.amazon.com/Man-Mirror-Solving-Problems-Face/dp/0310331757/

Not every man is happy with the man staring back at them, so if you are of this train of thought, this paperback ‘The Man in the Mirror’ could be just what you’re looking for. Winner of the Gold Medallion Award and listed 18 times on the ‘best seller’ list, it’s clear to see there’s potential for any man to change his life by reading this book.

It focuses on your identity, your relationships with others, your financial situation, and even your temperament. It aims to help you transform your life one step at a time, by focusing on the many problems men face on a daily basis.

2. Backbone: The Modern Man's Ultimate Guide to Purpose, Passion, and Power

https://www.amazon.com/Backbone-Modern-Ultimate-Purpose-Passion/dp/1780289332/

You can often be hard-pressed to find decent self-improvement books for men. Often, they are more targeted towards females. However, this book called Backbone bucks the trend and is dedicated to helping men find their purpose, passion, and power.

The book is less about making you read, and more about making you interact and join in with what is being described. You learn about relationships, being a father, your sexuality, your limitations, and even life’s purpose itself. Written from the author’s perspective, it includes his observations, his life experiences, and things he has found out along the way. Out of all self-improvement books for men, this is one that is well worth your consideration.

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3. Man UP: Release the Champion in You!

https://www.amazon.com/Man-UP-Release-Champion-You/dp/1581693133/%20

Man UP, by Dr. Cliff Self, focuses on every man being a better version of himself. Using concise teaching methods and masculine language, he evokes male readers to take action and improve themselves. Man UP is designed to help men stay true, be honest leaders, be empowered, be faithful, and bring back manhood. Whether you’re an avid reader or not, you’re sure to find this book to be captivating and truly inspiring. 

4. Achieve Anything in Just One Year: Be Inspired Daily to Live Your Dreams and Accomplish Your Goals

https://www.amazon.com/Achieve-Anything-Just-One-Year/dp/0981363903/ 

If you’re looking for the perfect book that will see you achieve incredible things, consider purchasing ‘Achieve Anything in Just One Year’ by Jason Harvey. When you’re doing the same things day in, day out, it can be easy to get complacent. You miss opportunities, lose motivation, and lose faith in your abilities. This book aims to help you get that back. It will help you to reinvent yourself, find that lost motivation, be happy, and take action. It even features one year’s worth of actions to take to help you achieve anything you want to in just 12 months.

5. Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World

https://www.amazon.com/Make-Your-Bed-Little-Things/dp/1455570249/
Even in the darkest moments of your life, self help books can bring you out of your thoughts and encourage you to do great things. Make Your Bed is one such book. Written by Navy Seal Admiral William H. McRaven, it recounts stories from his life, people he met, hardship he faced, and choices he had to make. It’s told with dignity, all the while offering advice, wisdom and encouragement to show you that you can achieve more – even if it’s just by starting your day by making your bed. This is one of the best self-improvement books for men you may ever read.

6. Anger Management Workbook for Men: Take Control of Your Anger and Master Your Emotions

https://www.amazon.com/Anger-Management-Workbook-Men-Emotions/dp/1623157307/
Written by a psychologist, this Anger Management Workbook for Men offers a no-nonsense approach to getting your anger under control. While many self-improvement books are designed to encourage and motivate, this workbook is designed to make you work. It teaches you skills to manage your anger, builds your confidence, offers advice on how to gain self-control, and most importantly, helps you to respect yourself.

It also offers practical advice and clinical examples of proven-to-work anger management methods. You will find that it’s one of the most helpful books for men on store bookshelves today.

7. The Way of the Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire

https://www.amazon.com/Way-Superior-Man-Challenges-Anniversary/dp/1622038320/
Every man wants to master the challenges of women, work, and sexual desire, and ‘The Way of the Superior Man’ can help you achieve just that. This 20th-anniversary edition, which differs from the original with more contemporary thoughts and practices caters to men who want a more practical approach to self-improvement.

Out of all our recommendations, this one, by David Deida, is the most straight-forward. It offers helpful advice on your career, women, family, intimacy, love, and even spirituality.

If you need a practical book that will help you to live a free life of integrity while mastering some of life’s most significant challenges, this is the book for you.

8. The Manual to Manhood: How to Cook the Perfect Steak, Change a Tire, Impress a Girl & 97 Other Skills You Need to Survive

https://www.amazon.com/Manual-Manhood-Perfect-Impress-Survive/dp/0800722299/
Sometimes, the most critical tasks for a man to carry out and not by his woman, are not achievable by all men. Whether they haven’t learned it, or they’re just not good at it, it can be a cause of shame for some. However, this practical guidebook called ‘Manual to Manhood’ covers all those aspects of “being a man” you may wish to master.

From changing a tire and cooking a steak, through to tying a tie, planning a date or managing money, there is a little bit of everything to help you on your way. It even offers the opportunity for you to roll your sleeves up and learn how to clear plumbing blockages and find wall studs. Every man, young and old, will find this book useful, so if you’re looking for self-improvement, this is most certainly a good option.

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9. What Women Want When They Test Men: How to Decode Female Behavior, Pass a Woman’s Tests, and Attract Women Through Authenticity 

https://www.amazon.com/What-Women-Want-When-They-ebook/dp/B00JV8UYO4/
If you asked any man, they would tell you that they have a hard time knowing what women want. That’s why they look for self-improvement: so they can understand themselves, and understand women. This book ‘What Women Want When They Test Men’ is designed to help you be honest, more attractive, more seductive, stay intimate, stop living in fear, be firm, and be confident. It will help you to get into the mind of your woman and understand what she wants and when she wants it.

If you’re tired of playing the mind reader, it’s time to find out for sure.

10. Becoming a Significant Man: Unleash Your Masculine Self to Become the Better Husband Your Wife Desires, Better Father Your Children Deserve, and Better Leader the World Needs

https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Significant-Man-Masculine-Children/dp/1683501233/
If you don’t feel you’re quite enough for yourself, your family, and your children, it’s time to make a stand. While looking for self-improvement books for men, you may have come across ‘Becoming a Significant Man’ by Warren Peterson. This book helps you to understand and value the man you want to become. It will also show you how to get there. If you’re tired of struggling, pretending, lying to yourself or feeling lost, the book you should be picking up is this one. Be a significant person, and be a significant man.

You can find books designed to help revolutionize who you are anywhere, but how many self help books for men are there? Believe it or not, there are hundreds, if not thousands. Consider one of these ten books and change who you are for the better.

Here's a quick recap of the ten self help books for men:

  1. The Man in the Mirror: Solving the 24 Problems Men Face

  2. Backbone: The Modern Man's Ultimate Guide to Purpose, Passion, and Power

  3. Man UP: Release the Champion in You!

  4. Achieve Anything in Just One Year: Be Inspired Daily to Live Your Dreams and Accomplish Your Goals

  5. Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World

  6. Anger Management Workbook for Men: Take Control of Your Anger and Master Your Emotions

  7. The Way of the Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire

  8. The Manual to Manhood: How to Cook the Perfect Steak, Change a Tire, Impress a Girl & 97 Other Skills You Need to Survive

  9. What Women Want When They Test Men: How to Decode Female Behavior, Pass a Woman’s Tests, and Attract Women Through Authenticity 

  10. Becoming a Significant Man: Unleash Your Masculine Self to Become the Better Husband Your Wife Desires, Better Father Your Children Deserve, and Better Leader the World Needs





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