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How to Win Friends and Influence People
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First edition, 11th printing (February 1937)
AuthorDale Carnegie
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SubjectSelf-help
GenreNon-fiction
PublisherSimon and Schuster (1936)
Publication date
October 1936
Media typePrint (hardcover / paperback)
Pages291 pp
ISBN1-4391-6734-6
OCLC40137494

How to Win Friends and Influence People is a self-help book written by Dale Carnegie, published in 1936. Over 30 million copies have been sold worldwide, making it one of the best-selling books of all time.[1] In 2011, it was number 19 on Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential books.[2]

Carnegie had been conducting business education courses in New York since 1912.[3] In 1934, Leon Shimkin of the publishing firm Simon & Schuster took one of Carnegie's 14-week courses on human relations and public speaking;[3] afterward, Shimkin persuaded Carnegie to let a stenographer take notes from the course to be revised for publication. The initial five thousand copies[3] of the book sold exceptionally well, going through 17 editions in its first year alone.

In 1981, a revised edition containing updated language and anecdotes was released.[4] The revised edition reduced the number of sections from six to four, eliminating sections on effective business letters and improving marital satisfaction.

  1. ^ New York Times, 2011 at https://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/05/books/books-of-the-times-classic-advice-please-leave-well-enough-alone.html
  2. ^ "How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age". Dalecarnegie.com. 2011. Archived from the original on March 13, 2016. Retrieved March 28, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Carnegie, Dale (2006). How to win friends & influence people. UK: Vermilion. pp. 12–18. ISBN 978-1409005216.
  4. ^ Walters, Ray (September 5, 1982). "Paperback Talk". New York Times. Archived from the original on December 8, 2008. Retrieved April 7, 2008.