Super Confidence by Gael Lindenfield (or any of her other books), HarperCollins
The Feeling Good Handbook by Dr David Burns, Penguin
Toxic Parents by Dr Susan Forward, Bantam
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, Hutchinson
How to Raise Your Self-Esteem by Nathaniel Branden, Bantam
The Confidence to be Yourself by Brian Roet, Piatkus
Supreme Self-Confidence New Hypnotherapy Series, Paul McKenna, Sony video - not recommended for people with clinical depression or other mental health issues
Awaken the Giant Within Anthony Robbins, Simon & Schuster, audio tape
Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway Susan Jeffers, Hodder & Stoughton, audio tape
Talking with Confidence for the Painfully Shy Don Gabor, Random House, audio tape
www.shyness.com - an American site which includes information, a shyness newsgroup and some surveys in which you can take part.
www.shyandfree.com - a site that offers information, personal stories, message boards, resources and much more
www.solosingles.com/sslonely - some information, targets for overcoming loneliness, some networking opportunities, mostly but not entirely for singles and single parents.