Controversial Books for BilsdaleBooks

This page shows the most "controversial" books in this library, as measured by the highest standard deviation of members' star ratings.

Standard Deviation Average Rating Your Rating Title
1.237 3.27 Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
1.232 3.08 Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution by Robert C. Atkins
1.221 3.73 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson
1.168 3.95 Psycho-Cybernetics, A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life by Maxwell Maltz
1.141 3.65 Treat Your Own Back by Robin A. McKenzie
1.139 3.92 The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
1.134 3.59 Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki
1.125 3.13 Affluenza by Oliver James
1.111 3.45 Introducing Psychology by Nigel Benson
1.103 3.84 Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
1.075 3.86 The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal by Jim Loehr
1.072 3.98 The Art of the Good Life: 52 Surprising Shortcuts to Happiness, Wealth, and Success by Rolf Dobelli
1.068 3.44 Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism by Fumio Sasaki
1.063 3.92 As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
1.045 3.85 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
1.041 3.48 The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman by Timothy Ferriss
1.039 3.69 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families by Stephen R. Covey
1.039 3.59 Don't Sweat the Small Stuff--And It's All Small Stuff by Richard Carlson
1.037 4.18 How Children Learn by John Holt
1.03 3.52 Notes from a Friend: A Quick and Simple Guide to Taking Control of Your Life by Anthony Robbins
1.028 3.85 Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck
1.025 3.73 Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive by Noah J. Goldstein
1.02 3.6 Primal Body, Primal Mind: Beyond the Paleo Diet for Total Health and a Longer Life by Nora T. Gedgaudas
1.012 3.98 How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
1.003 3.82 How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen
1.003 3.95 How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
0.999 3.56 The Foundations of Buddhism by Rupert Gethin
0.994 4.14 Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins
0.993 3.48 A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind by Shoukei Matsumoto
0.969 3.78 Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease by Robert H. Lustig
0.966 3.56 Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan Barnes
0.964 3.17 Socrates : A Very Short Introduction by C. C. W. Taylor
0.962 3.71 Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman
0.958 3.66 The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Program to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence, and Happiness by Steve Peters
0.955 3.83 What to Say When You Talk to Your Self by Shad Helmstetter
0.951 3.44 Don't Sweat the Small Stuff at Work by Richard Carlson
0.944 3.99 Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
0.939 4.13 The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living by Ryan Holiday
0.938 3.95 The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes
0.932 3.56 Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes by Tom Rath
0.932 3.41 Fitness for Dummies by Suzanne Schlosberg
0.926 3.29 The Essential Enneagram: The Definitive Personality Test and Self-discovery Guide by David N. Daniels
0.924 3.7 Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment by Martin E. P. Seligman
0.91 4.02 Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
0.908 4.08 Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything by BJ Fogg
0.907 3.62 Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being by Martin E. P. Seligman
0.903 3.99 Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It by Gary Taubes
0.902 3.79 The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy (Primal Blueprint Series) by Mark Sisson
0.9 3.77 The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control by Walter Mischel
0.896 3.97 Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
0.893 4.11 Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
0.893 3.76 The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet by Michael Mosley
0.892 3.74 The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less by Barry Schwartz
0.891 4.09 Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson
0.89 3.78 Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life by Martin E. P. Seligman
0.888 3.87 Food Rules: An Eater's Manual by Michael Pollan
0.887 4.24 Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control, and Disease by Gary Taubes
0.886 4.12 Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
0.886 3.64 The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can: Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer by Gretchen Reynolds
0.884 3.82 Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers
0.883 3.94 Don't Give Up, Don't Give In: Lessons from an Extraordinary Life by Louis Zamperini
0.881 4.23 Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
0.876 3.76 Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy F. Baumeister
0.872 3.58 The Paleo Diet: Lose Weight and Get Healthy by Eating the Food You Were Designed to Eat by Loren Cordain
0.872 4.04 The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman
0.872 4.05 The SAS Survival Handbook by John 'Lofty' Wiseman
0.869 4.17 Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
0.863 3.96 Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well (Even When It Is Off Base, Unfair, Poorly Delivered, And, Frankly, You're Not in the Mood) by Douglas Stone
0.863 4.11 Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones by James Clear
0.859 3.69 59 Seconds: Think a Little, Change a Lot by Richard Wiseman
0.859 3.93 Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal by Eric Schlosser
0.854 3.69 How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life by Caroline Webb
0.852 3.74 Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life (Masterminds Series) by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
0.845 3.96 The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
0.844 3.63 The Human Zoo by Desmond Morris
0.843 4.22 Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall
0.842 3.88 The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
0.838 3.84 The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis
0.838 3.54 The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking
0.835 3.79 Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alter
0.833 3.85 Golf is Not a Game of Perfect by Dr. Bob Rotella
0.825 4.24 Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
0.822 3.75 Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure by Tim Harford
0.821 3.51 Introducing Philosophy by Dave Robinson
0.819 3.34 The Rules of Life: A Personal Code for Living a Better, Happier, More Successful Life by Richard Templar
0.803 4.04 Managing Oneself by Peter F. Drucker
0.799 4.05 Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath
0.799 3.83 You Are Your Own Gym: The Bible of Bodyweight Exercises by Mark Lauren
0.794 4.19 The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance by David Epstein
0.778 3.65 The FastDiet: Lose Weight, Stay Healthy, and Live Longer with the Simple Secret of Intermittent Fasting by Michael Mosley
0.775 4.15 Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks by Ben Goldacre
0.752 4.03 The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease by Daniel Lieberman
0.75 3.66 The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money by Carl Richards
0.718 3.82 The Little Book of Lykke: Secrets of the World's Happiest People by Meik Wiking
0.715 4.38 Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans by Michelle Tam
0.691 4.15 The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson
0.661 4.13 The New Rules of Lifting: Six Basic Moves for Maximum Muscle by Lou Schuler
0.658 4.4 Lore of Running by Timothy Noakes
0.629 4.5 Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price
0.607 4.23 The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss by Dr. Jason Fung