Books: Three of a kind - What's Really Bothering You?

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

How to Deal With Stress
Stephen Palmer and Cary Cooper
Kogan Page
£8.99

A slim volume that covers everything from explaining exactly what stress is to how to run a stress self-audit. It gives an in-depth insight into the causes of stress and how to deal with them successfully. This is a no-nonsense guide that can help you to understand your own response to stressful situations. It gives practical steps on how to remain calm and in control. - Best of its kind

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living
Dale Carnegie
Vermillion
£7.99

First published in 1948, this classic brims with folksy wisdom from the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People. Reissued recently, it's a measured take on how to stop stress monkeys worrying themselves into an early grave. It's a bit dated, but Carnegie's inimitable and reassuring style makes you feel you're in the hands of a capable expert. There's even a chapter called 'How to Avoid Fatigue - and Keep Looking Young!' What more could you ask for? - Could be useful

The Truth About Stress
Angela Patmore
Atlantic Books
£8.99

If you want a different perspective on stress and 'stress management', this provocative analysis might meet with your approval. It's a well-written and well-researched book that provides much food for thought. Patmore unpicks the angst that surrounds the modern preoccupation with stress, and asks: is there really a stress problem? And are the people who claim to help everything they are cracked up to be? - Could be useful

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