When bibliophiles say that reading can change lives, we aren't exaggerating and we don't mean metaphorically. We mean that, quite literally, books have the power to transform a person and the world around them, and these short books of advice are proof of their power.
Let's face it: life is no walk in the park. At least, not all the time, which is why no matter how old or wealthy or healthy or successful we become, we will eventually need some advice. Whether we're looking to change careers, stuck in a romantic rut, or simply struggling to find passion in their everyday, we long for someone (or something) to tell us what to do, where to go, or who to love. The problem is, turning to our family, friends, and mentors doesn't always yield the best results. That's why we go to the professionals: advice columnists and inspirational writers who always know just what to say, even when they don't know us.
Whether you're looking for a bit of guidance in your love life, a little creative inspiration, or some help deciding what's next, these 5 short books of advice can transform your weekend, and maybe your life, before Monday morning comes.