When I was a teenager, I had a very low self-esteem. This I knew, but I wasn't exactly sure why. Then one day at the bookstore, The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem caught my eye, and I have read it many times since then. This book has literally changed my life.
I like it because Dr. Branden seems to understand what it is like to have low self-esteem, and that comes through in his writing. Furthermore, he defines self-esteem in simple terms by breaking it down into pillars. He also explains how to build ones self-esteem with sentence completion exercises. Overall, I have found that there are three levels to this book: reading it, understanding it, and living it.
This book is a lot of work because there is a tremendous amount of material to digest, and raising your self-esteem takes time and is painful, but the rewards are priceless. I just wish they taught this in high school.
I easily give this book five stars!