Cherie’s Favorite Books: Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People”

I read this book years ago during high school and what was one of the lowest points in my life. It was a time when I had no friends and I was having difficult relationships with my family. Feeling fed up with the direction my life was taking and at my wits end, I needed some advice on how to go about making the necessary changes to better my situation and would often ask the people in my life what I should do. However, either no one knew exactly, or they would refuse to give me any advice.

I finally took it upon myself and began my own search for ways to improve my circumstances during my senior year and that’s when I stumbled upon “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie in a book store, while shopping at the mall with my grandmother.

After my grandmother bought the book for me, I read it…HUNGRILY! I also read it in secret, often neglecting my schoolwork to have the time to read it and with a school transfer less than two weeks away, I couldn’t have picked a better time to read it!

After transferring to my new school, I decided to use what I’d learned in the book. When I began to put Mr. Carnegie’s advise to work, I saw very significant and positive change! I was able to restore rocky relationships in my family and make an abundance of friends! I even used his advise to win over several enemies! I cannot begin to tell you what a huge difference this book made for me! I have the most rewarding relationships and a very rewarding life today…a life which, 30 years ago, I didn’t think was meant for me! I love this book and the only regret I have is not reading it much sooner! Thank you, Dale Carnegie for writing this book! I would recommend it to anyone, especially people with Asperger’s Syndrome as I believe it will benefit them too!

I highly recommend this book!

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