The generic, feel-good ones, sure, those are trash that usually doesn't work (they still might work given the specific situation).
The well researched, written by scientists and psychologists - I found a few that I love. In fact I'm going to buy ten pieces of one book for this Christmas because I have found it crucial.
These are the three well researched books I've read in the past 18 months that turned my life around for the better and that I heartily recommend:
 The Promise of Sleep
 Self-theories: Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development
 Learned Optimism (that's the one I'm buying ten times for this year's Christmas)
The one recommended in the article, 59 Seconds, is waiting on a pile of books (not exclusively from the self-help category, with The Algorithm Design Manual, Street Smarts, Architecture of Open Source Applications, Learn You a Haskell etc.) to be read soon.
Let's read, think and become better people.