Self Help Books You Can Read Without Embarrassment (PHOTOS)

03/07/2011 04:05 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

By Kathleen Massara

Janet Jackson just released True You: A Journey to Finding and Loving Yourself, and although we wouldn't necessarily be embarrassed to read this on our way to work (hey, the woman has been through some tough times), we think that there are some other options also worth considering. The self-help genre can be a difficult one to defend, though, so we're offering an assortment of edifying books that probably will elicit curiosity or interest from passersby, rather than self-satisfied notes of disapproval as you page through a worn copy of Sexy Forever.