8 Celebrity Self-help Books We Won’t Be Reading

November 1st, 2010 with 1 Comment

Recently, I read that Janet Jackson is coming out with a new self-help book. Wow.  She’ll tell us how she lost all that weight (surgery, probably…I mean, special diet plan). I’m so pumped.  And you know I’ll be pre-ordering it..NOT. Janet Jackson?  Self-help?  Seriously? I think, if anything, Janet needs to read one or two […]

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How Playing Craps Will Make You a Better Person

September 19th, 2010 with 5 Comments

I want to be a better person.  Really, I do.  Don’t we all?  But my problem, and probably everyone else’s problem is that there are just too many damn ways to be better.  I could do things to be kinder.  I could do things to help the environment.  I could do things to get healthier. […]

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5 Sequels to Bestselling Self-help Books

August 24th, 2010 with 1 Comment

Everyone knows the best way to make a lot of money with self-help is to write a self-help book.  So, I’ve been considering writing a self-help book.  But I can’t come up with any ideas.  So, then it hit me.  Why don’t I write the “sequel” to an existing bestseller.  I can be like that […]

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A New Title for my New Self-help/Business/Marketing Book That’ll Make me MILLIONS!

May 20th, 2010 with 3 Comments

I’ve read a lot of self-help and business books.  Now, I’m thinking about writing one.  I’ve already shown you how to write one, so isn’t it time that I step up to the plate? I figure I don’t need to say anything substantial.  I can just take one idea and repeat it over and over […]

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How to Spot a BS Self-help Guru

March 10th, 2010 with 10 Comments

I think self-help is fueled by a person’s desire for guidance and comfort.  Unfortunately, these desires make self-help a breeding ground for charlatans and people who exploit these desires for their own personal gain. This is a shame.  Sometimes it’s hard to tell who is really there to help you and who is there to […]

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Self-help Books I Wouldn’t Wish on my Worst Enemies

March 5th, 2010 with 14 Comments

A self-help or personal development book should be as advertised: a way to actually help yourself or develop in some area. But some books present ideas that can actually cause you to regress instead of progress.  Or they are so insulting to one’s intelligence that they take you for a fool.  In one post, I […]

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How Inspirational Stories are Used for Evil

February 9th, 2010 with 1 Comment

One of my older readers gave me flack for pointing out that BS self-help books rely a lot on inspiroof, which as all my loyal readers know, is proof by inspirational story.  The reader wonders what my problem is with inspirational  stories. Well, I’ll tell you my problem: inspirational stories don’t mean jack! Look, some […]

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The 20 Worst Self-Help Books of All Time

January 29th, 2010 with 13 Comments

This is a humor piece.  IF you’re looking for my list of the REAL worst self-help books of all time go here.  If you like humor, then here you have come to the right page. Here’s my list of the 20 worst self-help books of all time. 20. Building Wealth through Pyramid Schemes $25.99 but free when […]

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Review of Who Moved my Cheese

January 19th, 2010 with 31 Comments

Disclaimer: This review may contain offensive language for readers who are faint of heart.  If so, do not, I repeat, do NOT continue reading this.  I am not responsible for your mental anguish, suffering, or any potentially harmful physical reaction that may result from reading this. The Good The good points of “Who Moved my […]

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5 Signs the Self-Help Book You’re Reading is BS

January 8th, 2010 with 19 Comments

There are two extremes when it comes to self-help or personal development material. The first is all of it is great and helpful.  The second is it’s all BS.  I prefer the middle way.  Some is really helpful.  Some is a bunch of BS.  But which is which? I offer you five signs that the […]

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