Help and hope

This week’s roundup of­fers self help books as well as an in­spi­ra­tional col­lec­tion of non­fic­tion travel sto­ries.

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Why I Travel: The Jour­nal Of A ‘Blind’ Hiker

Au­thor: Az­iff Azud­din Pub­lisher: MPH Pub­lish­ing, travel

FOR­MERLY a ra­dio pro­ducer, now a free­lance pho­to­jour­nal­ist, au­thor Az­iff Azud­din has been a con­stant trav­eller through most of his adult life, al­ways “look­ing for fresh new sto­ries and per­spec­tives hid­den within com­mu­ni­ties”.

In this com­pi­la­tion of his travel essays, he shares im­pres­sions of the undis­cov­ered side of his coun­try, the small gems that are un­known to ur­ban­ites, and along the way, meet­ing the var­ied in­di­vid­u­als and di­verse com­mu­ni­ties that make up a ta­pes­try called Malaysia.

How To Be Ev­ery­thing: A Guide For Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want To Be When They Grow Up

WHAT do you want to be when you grow up? Au­thor Em­i­lie Wap­nick has a counter ques­tion: Why should you choose just one thing to be? She in­tro­duces a life-chang­ing idea, that we could be a “mul­ti­po­ten­tialite” – some­one with many in­ter­ests and pas­sions. And, in to­day’s un­cer­tain job mar­ket, that is ac­tu­ally your big­gest strength.

This book of­fers to help you chan­nel your di­verse pas­sions and skills to work for you. Wap­nick claims to pro­vide a prac­ti­cal frame­work for build­ing a sus­tain­able life around all of your pas­sions.

Launch Your Dream: A 30-Day Plan For Turn­ing Your Pas­sion Into Your Pro­fes­sion Au­thor: Dale Par­tridge Pub­lisher: Nel­son Books, self-help

of Star­, of­fers to take read­ers on a 30-day trip from clue­less new­bie to smart cookie who is ready to launch a startup.

In clear lan­guage, he gives lessons in ev­ery­thing from de­vel­op­ing a neb­u­lous idea and con­struct­ing an on­line pres­ence to launch­ing a busi­ness, mas­ter­ing so­cial me­dia, and cap­tur­ing – and keep­ing – cus­tomers. Habi­tude: 21 Days To Change Your Life Au­thors: Aaron Foo & Al­fred Netto Pub­lisher: MPH Pub­lish­ing, self-help

Au­thor: Em­i­lie Wap­nick Pub­lisher: HarperOne, ca­reer help

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