• $9.99

Publisher Description

One of the world's most esteemed and influential psychologists, Roy F. Baumeister, teams with New York Times science writer John Tierney to reveal the secrets of self-control and how to master it.

"Deep and provocative analysis of people's battle with temptation and masterful insights into understanding willpower: why we have it, why we don't, and how to build it. A terrific read." —Ravi Dhar, Yale School of Management, Director of Center for Customer Insights

Pioneering research psychologist Roy F. Baumeister collaborates with New York Times science writer John Tierney to revolutionize our understanding of the most coveted human virtue: self-control. Drawing on cutting-edge research and the wisdom of real-life experts, Willpower shares lessons on how to focus our strength, resist temptation, and redirect our lives. It shows readers how to be realistic when setting goals, monitor their progress, and how to keep faith when they falter. By blending practical wisdom with the best of recent research science, Willpower makes it clear that whatever we seek—from happiness to good health to financial security—we won’t reach our goals without first learning to harness self-control.

Health, Mind & Body
September 1
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Black Scientist ,

Will Power

I've read plenty self-help books and this is the first one I plan to reread.

Very good simple game ,


This book has cleared up much of the ideas in my head. Before reading this book, I questioned some of my past actions, and it always started with, “Why have I been able to do this 2 weeks ago, but not last week?” Until I read this book, I was lost. This book has given me, and reinforced, tools and strategies to living a more productive/purposeful life. Thank you for your hard work and research that has led me, and many others, on a path for becoming better human beings!

Binbiston ,

A wealth of information

This is not a self help book in the traditional sense. It is not a quick fix book either. It is an exploration if willpower and it's effects on nearly every part of our life. You, however, must summarize this for yourself and pick which knowledge is most applicable to your life.

More Books by Roy F. Baumeister & John Tierney