Book Review by Alexandria Cox: How to Win Friends and Influence People

By the time we get to college our personalities are pretty consistent. You can be the popular guy who makes friends in any atmosphere or the quiet introvert who prefers his books as company rather than warm bodies. Both students can be equally intelligent and skilled, however which student do you think is going to go on to successfully command an interview? Who will properly sell themself to their future employer? We live in a society that thrives off of communication and help is not on its way. It was produced over 70 years ago and all that is needed for you to succeed is to pick it up.

            Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People teaches the reader how to make any situation work for him. From the title, Dale Carnegie’s self-help book appears to just be a guide on how to make people like you, however it’s not that simple. Having others like you is at the base of any improvement, so essentially this self-help book teaches the reader how to get a promotion, how to ace an interview, and how to get the girl. This is an essential read for any college student. You will become more marketable and comfortable in any situation. Make the impossible, possible and pick up Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People.

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