I read tons of self help books and one of my all time favorites is Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends & Influence People. My mother gave me this book back when I was in college and I've been using the principles I found inside my entire life. Needless to say, I'm very highly regarded and especially loved among friends and family. Okay, kidding. I do forget to use the principles every now and again, but that's why I have reread the book a number of times. And since it's one of my favorites, I thought I'd give you a breakdown of what it's about. In this thread, I'll summarize each chapter so you can get a gist of what Dale says and see what's been all the rage through the years (consider this thread the Dale Carnegie Cliffs Notes). After all, the book has been in print since 1937 and I'm sure it's still some sort of best seller. If it isn't, it deserves to be. In today's world, I feel like this book should be mandatory high school and college reading, if for nothing else than to inject a bit of politeness back into society. If everyone followed what's shared in this book, the world would be a wonderful place indeed.