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Dale Carnegie Signed 1948 First Edition: "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living"
Dale Carnegie was one of The most prolific American self-help authors and lecturer of the 20th century sometimes referred to as the godfather of the self-help industry. Born into poverty on a farm in Missouri November 24, 1888.
As a teen, though still having to get up at 4 a.m. every day to milk his parents' cows, he managed to obtain a college education. His first job after college was selling correspondence courses to ranchers, and later became a salesman for Armour & Company. He quit sales in 1911 in order to pursue a lifelong dream of becoming an actor in New York but soon after returned home unemployed and broke, having to live at the YMCA for shelter. There he got the idea to teach public speaking.
Carnegie had tapped into the average American's desire to have more self-confidence, and by 1914, he was earning $500 (about $12000 today) every week. By 1916 he was able to rent Carnegie Hall itself for a lecture to a packed house. Carnegie's first collection of his writings was Public Speaking: a Practical Course for Business Men (1926), later entitled Public Speaking and Influencing Men in Business (1932).
Carnegie changed the spelling of his last name from "Carnagey" to Carnegie, because at a time when Andrew Carnegie (unrelated) was a widely revered and had a recognized name.
Carnegie is the author of one of the best selling self help books in history, How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), An avid researcher and Studier of people, his book How to Win Friends and Influence People, preceded Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill which published the following year.
In this book, Published by Simon & Schuster Dale Carnegie’s timeless advice teaches how to eliminate debilitating fear and worry from their lives and to embrace a worry-free future. In this classic work, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Carnegie offers a set of practical formulas that you can put to work today.
Stop Worrying and Start Living was first printed in Great Britain in 1948 and as of today has sold over seven million copies. This early edition 1948 hardcopy is in good condition and has been personally signed in blue ball pen, by Dale Carnegie, in his own hand, on the inside cover.
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