Hi all. I would really like to get better at appreciating things in my life, and being more comfortable and confident talking to others. It would sound like 'self help' book territory, but I hate self-help books. I just don't do well with them. My friend Jesse told me about a book he was reading that through the storyline and the trials the protagonist had gone through, Jesse had learned to appreciate more things in his life and was happier. Can you guys recommend any similar books? Things that might help a person when they are down but not self-help?