The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
Everyone loves a good fable, and this is certainly one. The protagonist is Julian Mantle, a high-profile attorney with a whacked-out schedule and a shameful set of spiritual priorities. Of course it takes a crisis (heart attack) to give Mantle pause. And pause he does--suddenly selling all his beloved possessions to trek India in pursuit of a meaningful existence. The Himalayan gurus along the way give simple advice, such as, "What lies behind you and what lies before you is nothing compared to what lies within you." Yet it is easy to forgive the story's simplicity because each kernel of wisdom is framed to address the persistent angst of Western white-collar professionals.
The Flirt Coach
Peta Heskell has refined flirting to a fine art one that can be used not just in romantic relationships but in every relationship (with teachers, neighbours, clients and so on) to make communication more fun. Peta insists that the key to successful socializing and relationships is being able to be yourself. She offers a straightforward program to help anyone learn to be comfortable with being themselves. As she sees it, flirting can be the key to success. Her style is fun, breezy and no-nonense.
I think something strange is happening with Harper Collins books at the moment