There is an adage: "Every book should be a blog post."
I disagree with this adage as a general rule, but one specific context where it does seem fairly true is self-help books. Books in or close to the self-help domain seem reliably to be horribly padded, excessively anecdote-laden, and generally somewhat mawkish.
But they're so damn attractive, though. They promise so much, and some seem to have the capacity to be generally transformative to those best-suited to hearing their advice. There's a decent list of 10 or so self-help-ish books whose insights I'd genuinely like to have (in expectation), if I didn't have to wade through a self-help book to get them.
This combination of traits makes self-help books prime candidates for blogification. But any old summary post won't do; a lot of blog-post summaries of books manage to be just as badly written and excessively hype-y as the original while also being too short, vague or unconvincing to be helpful.
What we ideally want is some resource accumulating longer-form, high-quality (think Slate-Star-Codex-level) summaries of self-help books, from trustworthy authors who we can expect to apply some basic due-diligence to the claims being made.
Some day I may get around to co-ordinating a project like this (with enough interested parties we could cover a lot of books in a fairly short space of time) but in the meantime: what are some particularly good summaries of self-help (or self-help-adjacent) books you think more LessWrong readers should read?