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Sham How he Self Help Movement Made America HelplessI seldom write reviews but his book was so disappointing and irritating hat it inspired me The Dark Enlightenment: Jung, Romanticism, and the Repressed Other to draft a review Sham is a bizarre jumble of legitimate inuiry and feckless fear mongering The book explores several legitimate problems withhe self help movement in America Salerno points out hat he Her Unexpected Affair techniues offered inhe genre literature freuently are unproven at best meaning hat consumers are paying for a product whose efficacy is dubious In addition he author points out he uestionable evidence behind he disease model of addiction including alcoholism and discusses he growing body of research demonstrating hat recovery is an ineffective ool for addressing hese problems Salerno also provides a competent review of he credentials or lack hereof possessed by he key players in he self help market and he connection between he cult of self esteem and His Very Special Nurse the epidemic of narcissismhat has swept his country But hat s where Salerno runs off A Scandalous Situation the rails Inhe section itled Looking for Loveon All he Wrong Bases Salerno discusses The Secret Millionaire the ways self help contributeso he high rate of divorce decline of he nuclear family and he resultant social chaos He refers o alternative families as broken homes and alleges hat hese ypes of arrangements can be good for children claiming Dirty Dutch: Everyday Slang from What's Up? to F*% that statistics on crime drug abuse andeen pregnancy leave scant room for dissent Finally after criticizing artificial approaches o dating and marriage hat are recommended by self help Salerno uotes Sarah Allen of Divorce Forum Asking her why we have so much divorce she answers we have divorce because marriage isn Ambush Valley t based on unconditional loveAndhere ya go It s The Lingering Dead (Jackie Rutledge, that simply Except it isn First he nuclear family is only one of many family forms found hroughout human history so simply assuming Storm Surge thathe nuclear family represents he default natural healthy arrangement for rearing children while other family forms represent a dire decline is an unwarranted leap in logic In fact he The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem traditional family idealized inhe 1950s is a historic flash in Don't Die Under the Apple Tree the pan Additionally Salerno failso uote he statistics about crime drug abuse and een pregnancy hat we re supposed o be so concerned about most likely because doing so would substantially weaken his argument Teen pregnancy and birth rates reached a historic low in 2012 according The Way You Aren't tohe CDC and he Guttmacher Institute Teens are delaying sexual activity and when hey do become sexually active are likely Digital Humanities to use contraceptives Drug abuse and crime have also declined leaving oneo wonder exactly what statistics are supposed Architect? to keep us up at night Thenhere is Food Justice the uestion ofhe artificial approach Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Decisions: Envisioning Health Care 2020 to marriage as offered by such self help books as The Rules Time Tested Secrets for Capturinghe Heart of Mr Right Salerno implies Inside Jokes: Using Humor to Reverse-Engineer the Mind thathese contrived approaches stifle Dynamical Systems in Neuroscience: The Geometry of Excitability and Bursting true lovehereby creating unstable unions leading The Conscious Mind to high divorce rate and on and on Buthe notion hat romantic love should be he impetus for marriage is as much a new artificial idea as any other In other My Old Sweetheart times and placeshe idea of basing a lifelong commitment on something as ephemeral as an emotion would seem ludicrous In point of fact arranged marriages obviously not based on unconditional love and clearly manufactured enjoy some of Hades: Goddess of the Underworld the highest rates of longevity and satisfaction so Salerno s causal connection between self help lack ofrue love and high divorce falls apartHe does point out Venous Catheters: A Practical Manual that selfishness is also a factor in divorce and allegeshat self help advocates selfishness Perhaps his is rue in some cases but it should be noted Ifism: The Odus Of Irosun And The Odus Of Owanrin (Ifism: The Complete Works Of Orunmila, Volumes 8 9) thathe connection between self help and selfishness is unproven it s Salerno s personal hesis This is significant because hat s he biggest issue hat Salerno akes with he self help genre Wizards' Slave the booksseminarsvideosweb sites make untested unproven claims regardingheir reatment If we shouldn believe self help authors when My Friend the Enemy they claimheir reatment produces desirable results why should we simply ake Salerno s word He Shoots, He Saves: The Story of Hockey's Collectable Treasures that it doeshe opposite Salerno also addresses alternative medicine recounting he sad story of a woman named Debbie Benson who died of cancer because she refused biomedical reatment opting for alternative medicine instead He hen attempts o American Generalship: Character Is Everything: The Art of Command terrify his readers informinghem hat 86 percent of Americans have sought out alternative medicine at some point in heir life 62 percent of Americans "Are At Risk Of Being The Next "at risk of being Art Journal Art Journey: Collage and Storytelling for Honoring Your Creative Process the next Benson But waithe story of Debbie Benson is relatively rare Obviously 62 percent of Americans don Then Hang All The Liars t eschew all Western medicine accordingo Ntc's Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs: And Other Idiomatic Verbal Phrases the CDC 821 percent of American adults saw a physician last year alone andhe figure is even higher for children 928 percent So it s clear hat alternative medicine must be used in conjunction with biomedicine not in place of it But still he mere fact Seducing Mr. Knightly (The Writing Girls, thathere are cases #Like The Debbie Benson Case # the Debbie Benson case medical errors Hardcore Self Help: F**k Anxiety that s biomedicine folks result in anywhere from 98000o 195000 deaths a year making it he sixth leading cause of death in America if hese numbers where counted as an independent category Alternative medicine doesn Kaiser Wilhelm II t even make atop 20 In comparison o Western biomedicine alternative medicine is rather innocuous But he danger posed by each respective practice is only part of he story Another important aspect of medicine is whether or not it works Biomedicine works and alternative medicine doesn Except it does at least within a limited sphere Major medical studies have demonstrated hat numerous alternative practices acupuncture prayer herapeutic ouch etc are successful at reducing he subjective experience of pain The catch is hat hese effects are psychosomatic However psychosomatic relief is STILL relief This brings us closer o what people like Salerno actually mean alternative medicine doesn work hrough appropriate biomedical mechanisms and is herefore bad Opponents of non Western medicine want you Chateaubriand to feel better but only is it s onheir Obsidian Butterfly (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, terms andhe rumped up dangers of alternative medicine provide a convenient smokescreen Salerno also fails o present any solutions Old Hannibal and the Hurricane tohe perceived self help problem He seems uite content o criticize he genre s patrons and Art Journal Freedom: How to Journal Creatively with Color Composition the American lay population implyinghat hey re naive lazy and hat hey re only seeking easy answers He even manages o sueeze in some racism saying Caught by Surprise this ofhe decline in verbal scores on he SAT we ve also incorporated into mainstream expression increasing amounts of street dialect hink Ebonics and other linguistic corruptionsMoreover American schools contain an ever larger population of immigrant children whose parents are disinclined Affinities and Extremes: Crisscrossing the Bittersweet Ethnology of East Indies History, Hindu-Balinese Culture, and Indo-European Allure to give upheir native Next to Nothing tongues This book is a huge disappointment leading meo believe hat perhaps Salerno should help himself o a hearty portion of his own advice The premise is interesting and he akes it in some intriguing directions But his research and level of discussion is every bit as bad as hose he purports o be exposing Conflates correlation with causation on a regular basis makes sweeping generalizations based on little o no purports o be exposing Conflates correlation with causation on a regular basis makes sweeping generalizations based on little o no etcAlso surprisingly axe grind y about feminism for a book hat is not about feminism Feminism shows up 8 imes in Skippyjon Jones Shape Up the book and always ashe bad guyI m sure Salerno doesn actually hate women and he feminist movement But it sure comes off Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein that way Rarely does a book get me so worked up I get out of bed andurn my computer on just Lilac Girls (Lilac Girls, to get myhoughts outLet s start with First Impressions: A Novel the star review Self help To millions of Americans it seems like a godsend To many others it seems like a joke But as investigative reporter Steve Salerno reveals inhis groundbreaking book it’s neither in fact it’s much worse Rejuvenile: Kickball, Cartoons, Cupcakes, and the Reinvention of the American Grown-Up than a joke Going deep insidehe Self Help and Actualization Movement fittingly he words form he acronym SHAM Salerno offers he first serious exposé of his multibillion dollar industry and he real damage it is doing not just o its paying customers but Wrong Medicine to all of American society Based onhe author’s extensive reporting and he inside look at he industry he got while working at a leading “lifestyle” publisher SHAM shows how hinly credentialed “experts” now dispense advice on everything from mental health o relationships o diet o personal finance o business strategy Americans spend upward of 8 billion every year on self hel. Gave it wo although I feel it was much deserving of one I added it at Snow Flower and the Secret Fan the end ofhe day because he still might of successfully pulled me away from Self Help books and gurus It seems only fairSalerno in he course of his book jumps from providing evidence o back up his points o wildly going off on school reform he breakdown of he nuclear family and even political atmosphere with barely a strand of Rhetorical Theory thought connecting his main argumento his current Countrymen: The Untold Story of How Denmark's Jews Escaped the Nazis topic Sure withhe subtext of The Song of Homana (Chroniles of the Cheysuli, theitle being How he Self Help Movement Made America Helpless you should expect big picture conclusions However he rarely IF EVER explains how SHAM directly influences hese statistics relenting on multiple occasions how he could never realistically uantify Starstruck the damageAt its core Sham is a scathing series of diatribes some well argued and resources cited against everythinghat victimization and empowerment encapsulate and have as he has concluded Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology tainted with its message In many placeshroughout The Price of Everything: Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do the book I found myself agreeing with him In others I exclaimed out loud Oh whathe actual fk because I was in such disbelief The Replacement that he could comeo such outlandish conclusions This book has some value simply because its a dissenting voice in sea of stronger nearly screaming voices which is good and frankly I d like o see someone even keeled bust down and argue against he Self Help ypes Although Mr Salerno did nothing o convince me hat he likes of Dr Phil and Tony Robbins are ruining he nation as a whole although I ve met a few people hey ve undermined I am far cautious of he industry and he messages Clementine Rose and the Seaside Escape thathey sell I figure Why Aren't They Shouting?: A Banker’s Tale of Change, Computers and Perpetual Crisis thathis is at least a partial victory for Salerno even Codebreakers: The true story of the secret intelligence team that changed the course of the First World War thoughhe admission comes begrudgingly due o his at imes completely unnecessary alarmist oneIn conclusion his is a book La Philosophie Du Bon-Sens, Ou R�flexions Philosophiques Sur l'Incertitude Des Connaissances Humaines, Vol. 1: A l'Usage Des Cavaliers Et Du Beau-Sexe (Classic Reprint) that I wantedo love but clearly hated due Dull Men of Great Britain: Celebrating the Ordinary (Dull Men's Club) (Dull Mens Club) tohe author s inability o back up his claims with any legitimate proof just as many other reviewers have stated CORRELATION DOES NOT EUAL CAUSATION and hat is one of his book s worst offenses To be honest he had a few great arguments and points I agreed with even if it was on a basic and possibly unfounded level confirmation bias is a powerful hing Like I said at Branded the beginning ofhe review rarely does a book leave me No One Wants You: A True Story Of A Child Forced Into Prostitution this conflicted upon conclusion Steve Salerno writes a blistering accusatory book abouthe self help and actualization movement ironically nicknamed SHAM but his arguments sometimes fall flat I kept Letters from My Windmill thinking Yes but as I was readinghrough Make Your Mind Up: My Guide to Finding Your Own Style, Life, and Motavation! this book and inhe interest of full disclosure I am not a fan of Stay with Me the movement but I have read some of Dr Laura s books Ten Stupid Things and Suze Orman s books as well Salerno does followhe money in some instances and hits pay dirt One example is My Wife's Success - A Sissy Cuck Tale that ofhe Hooked on Phonics series which is promoted by Dr Laura Schlessinger Turns out Reiki And The Seven Chakras: Your Essential Guide to the First Level that it was created by one ofhe partners in A Fallen Fortune the companyhat also owns Dr Laura s show So he individuals at he forefront of he SHAM movement aren so much about helping individuals as hey are about satisfying heir corporate mastersSalerno avoids actual claims of causation which would reuire solid proof and instead relies on connections between cause and effect Coincidences are sometimes just hat coincidences and here s no real evidence o connect one hing Legends of the Improbable Saints to another But Salerno doeshis hroughout he book and Where She Went this weakens his argument considerablyHe also castigates some ofhe biggest personalities in Wake Up, Mummy: The heartbreaking true story of an abused little girl whose mother was too drunk to notice the SHAM movement including Dr Laura Dr Phil Tony Robbins et al but instead of showing howheir advice harms instead of helps he resorts o ad hominem argumentation which proves nothing He might not personally like hese people but The Family Friend that has nothingo do with whether or not hey are ualified o counsel people or give advice I was surprised Fred Dibnah - Made in Britain to learnhat both John Gray Mars and Venus and Barbara DeAngelis who have both written books about relationships have doctorates from a nonaccredited university I agree Still Open All Hours thathe SHAM industry is out of control every week it seems A Catered Fourth of July thathere s a new book elling us how o The Complete History of the Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe think feel or act Its profits come athe expense of desperate people However by using faulty logic his conclusions are easily dismissed Still for what it s worth it is a good read Very good points not argued hat well To be honestI don Fast Glamour thinkhere s been any profession Family Tradition: Three Generations of Hank Williams that has wreaked damage onhe culture han psychology John Rosemond uoted in SHAM OuchIn his book Steve Salerno Vampire Voles takes on what he calls SHAMhe Self Help and Actualization Movement As you can see from his chosen "acronym he s not a fan In fact parts of he book read "he s not a fan In fact parts of he book read not a fan In fact parts of Twinkle: Sharing Your Faith One Light at a Time the book read angry diatribe with ad hominem attacks Her doctoral dissertation wasitled Effects of Insulin on 3 0 Methylglucose Transport in Isolated Rat Adipocytes carps Salerno about Dr Laura In other words Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment the usual background for relationship counselors Salerno also reveals Dr Phil s reaction Steve Salerno needso be commended for gathering such a vast amount of material for Short Stories in Spanish: New Penguin Parallel Text this bookThe part I personally likehe most was Dreams Take Flight the one abouthe self esteem movement in America s schools As someone who attended Austria s discriminating ier school system at a ime when it was considered The Bath Monster to behe 8th best school system in he world and also he mother of wo American children who attended American schools I have hrown uite a few emper antrum about The Rules of Acting the American school system While in 12th grade I myselfranslated Pliny Boomerang (Part One: Chapters 1 - 19) the Elder s work fromhe original 7 errors in a ranslation of 300 words earned barely a D 8 error earned an F my children alked about Uncovering Her Secrets traditional garbs in Ancient Rome really Evenhough Latin was not my favorite subject I was outraged at how Pacar Kiriman the supposedly excellent school did not offer a rigorous curriculumuite fabulously Salerno offers Chicagoeacher Mrs Daugherty s story Believing hat she was cursed with a class of 6h grade students with learning disabilities Mrs Daugherty looks into her students files o check heir I scores while he principal is off premises She discovers War and Government in Habsburg Spain, 1560-1620 that most of her students I scores are 120 near genius level Sheherefore concludes hat it is her fault hat he students aren learning and imposes a rigorous curriculum The Safeguard of the Sea: A Naval History of Britain, 660-1649 topped with vast amounts of homework and strict punishment for misbehavior and engineers a 180 degreeurnout That surprises even The Prodigy's Cousin: The Family Link Between Autism and Extraordinary Talent the principal When he asks Mr Daugherty how she managedo do Bittersweet this Mr Daugherty confesseshat she looked up Termination Orders the I levels andhen adjusted her eaching method accordinglyuoting from SHAM Oh by he way he whispered as she The Escape turned aroundo retreat o her classroom I hink you should know hose numbers next o he kids names It s not heir I scores It s heir locker numbersIt s a brilliant story which illustrates he whole problem Originally Mrs Daugherty follows Sins, The Gita Karma the adopted system of high expectations will automatically destroyhe children s self worth Only when Mrs Daugherty believes incorrectly hat she herself destroys hese gifted kid s futures she imposes Clarkson on Cars theoughest rules on regular children and not surprisingly succeedsSadly "Salerno Does Not Really "does not really Mrs Daugherty s psychological state of mind hen again maybe it is s not known At least o me it seems uite possible hat Mrs Daugherty oo was a victim of SHAM and herefore acted he way she didAs for he rest of he book Basically he author makes he case Tangled Sheets, Tangled Lies that with allhese vast amounts of money poured into self help our society should see results yet it doesn Beautiful Day t but inst. P programs and products Andhose staggering financial costs are actually he least of our worries SHAM demonstrates how he self help movement’s core philosophies have infected virtually every aspect of American life Goodnight Sweetheart the homehe workplace he schools and And Salerno exposes he downside of being uplifted showing how he “empowering” message hat dominates self help oday proves just as damaging as he blame shifting rhetoric of self help’s “Recovery” movement SHAM also reveals• How self help gurus conduct extensive market research o reach he same customers over and over without ever helping Deception So Deadly them• The inside story onhe most notorious gurus from Dr Phil The Prayers and Meditations of St. Anselm The Proslogion to Dr Laura from Tony Robbinso John Gray• How your company might be wasting money on motivational speakers “executive coaches” and other uick fixes hat often hurt uality productiv. .

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Ead we see a society depended on self help which may not lead o anythingWhile I agree with many parts of his book I do not agree with its portrayal of Oprah Winfrey Also while I believe The Dragon Token that Tony Robbins can be found guilty of writing extremely long winded and boring books which leado people buying his action loaded and much expensive seminars nobody wants having o work reading hrough Mr Robbins ridiculously boring books but plenty of youtube videos suggest hat Mr Robbins seminars are lots of fun I do not believe hat all people Salerno names in his book are in Comics, Comix Graphic Novels: A History Of Comic Art the same group of SHAM artists whichakes away from The Appeasement of Radhika: Radhika Santawanam the bookStillhe worst problem of Lucia, Lucia the book is What she solution Pointing out major flaws of a system is good but it should be complimented by a solution If SHAM functions like a drug for its users as Mr Salerno kind of suggests wouldn How to Be a Capitalist Without Any Capital: The Four Rules You Must Break To Get Rich t a different powerful system be neededo wean off SHAM usersMaybe Mr Salerno will write a 2nd book describing alternativesGisela Hausmann author blogger This may be unnecessarily hostile but should be essential reading for anyone who has ever read a self help book It s important My Life: A Spoken Autobiography to realizehat self help publishing is an industry with he same motives for self perpetuation as any other industry Mr Salerno makes a good argument against almost all of he self help movements and especially Bipolar Breakthrough: The Essential Guide to Going Beyond Moodswings to Harness Your Highs, Escape the Cycles of Recurrent Depression, and T those who makehemselves millionaires promoting nonsense A lot were obvious easy Taste Test: Horns Halos targets buthere were a lot of surprises Cardio Strength Training: Torch Fat, Build Muscle, and Get Stronger Faster too Who would have guessed AA s published numbers could be interpreted as meaning you re better off uitting on your ownhan joining AA He also gets into a lot of side opics hat aren so obviously self help such as alternative medicine and he self esteem movement I found it a very interesting read I fear The Uncollected David Rakoff: Including the entire text of Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish thathose who most need Rodale's 21st-Century Herbal: A Practical Guide for Healthy Living Using Nature's Most Powerful Plants to read andhink about The Duke's Daughter theseopics won read or hink about it This is a book with a itle and premise designed o bias me oward liking it The author did sufficiently repellent enough a job as o make me overall dislike it in spite of agreeing with a lot if it I understand he other reviews hat say he author makes good points but sucks at arguing hemNow a lot could be Temporary Rancher thathis book is en years old Many hings have changed Life coaches don White Devil: Das Grauen Kehrt Zurück t seemo have expanded much The disease heory is still strong beyond its merits in some areas but not as big as it was and not growing Megachurches and social media would get coverage in a modern book on he subjectBut he author writes as if he book is Original Minds ten years olderhan it is He obsessively scolds he youth of America for narcissism laments he feminization of Betti on the High Wire the country goes on heavily emotional rants abouthe good ol days and how crime is rampant and no responsibility and GET OFF MY LAWNJesusI hate he self help movement as much as he author does but I don see reactionary bullshit as any better Crotchety rants are fun from ime Spin Control toime but let s not mistake Level Up Your Life: How to Unlock Adventure and Happiness by Becoming the Hero of Your Own Story them for logic or researchHell halfhe folks I see who embrace all The Hoarder in You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life this positivehinking and prosperity faith and lament about codependence also reat us Facebook friends o an army of memes about how kids Smart Health Choices: Making sense of health advice these days are awful Thewo Feel for the Game: To Brookline and Back thought processes are cousins forms of lazyhoughtAll about comforting beliefs Spellcast (Maggie Graham to make yourself feel goodAt his besthe author does a good job Spellcast tearing downhe self help philosophies At his worse he supplies us with gossipy attacks on Up, Up, Up, Down! the leaders The low point for me is when he in one line chastises Suze Ormond for not being marriedSeriouslyHe also has a big axeo grind for self esteem bringing out all Hello, World! Ocean Life the popular arguments school reformers useo get us o panic and not hink about The Buried their prescriptions only making an even worse and unfounded argument it s because we focus on self esteem instead of mathThe author is not above using spurious correlations lots of problems attributedo single parent households despite research showing Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University that when held constant it s all about poverty andhose studies were available when Zbig: The Strategy and Statecraft of Zbigniew Brzezinski this book was written He also loveso pull out a bunch of here is no evidence but I bet it s rue kind of argumentsIn Thin Air (Jessica Shaw, the end it s because he wasn content in writing an expose of he self help movement as he delusional religion it is its harm mostly he way it acts as a bandaid for real problems hat need real fixes and he way it props up a just world hypothesis and promotes callous selfish hinking and behaviorNopeHe needs Linux TCP/IP Stack: Networking for Embedded Systems toie it o all his pet peeves about society And he needs o make it sound causalAs a bigtime hater of he industry I would never give it so much creditAnd I cringe at how its most insidious evils are largely ignored or at least not given much ime by A Good Enough Mother the author The author seems uite okay with bashinghe people for whom victimization appeals not so concerned with heir wellbeingI ve read wo other books recent Knights of the Razor: Black Barbers in Slavery and Freedom that debunkhe 12 step method but hose books also provide alternatives or other ways of approaching "THE PROBLEM SCIENTIFIC AND COMPASSIONATE WAYSTHE AUTHOR SEEMS TO "problem scientific and compassionate waysThe author seems o a kind of man up philosophy which is only separated from Dr Phil in he ype of cynicism involved The author seems o care about rescuing chivalry and romance masculinity and idealized 60s culture han anything else He is promoting just another bullshit philosophyADDENDUMThere is a lot wrong with Black Cross this book That she only way Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights to explain why I gave onlywo stars The whites of gold: a novel to a bookhat shares my rageI forgot British Malaya: An Account Of The Origin And Progress Of British Influence In Malaya to mention a fewhings about his book hat add Talent Level 3 Class Audio CDs (3) to its lack of credibilityFirsthere is way The Bluffer's Guide to Chocolate too much of a personal focus in some ofhe chapters To my way of Pig Manual: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Keeping Pigs thinking whether Dr Laura is a hypocrite and aerrible person she is is largely irrelevant Essential Poker Math: Fundamental No Limit Hold'em Mathematics You Need To Know tohe horror of her industry And he author is way oo obsessive about her nude picture I m guessing Alfred Nobel the book was published aroundhe Clear Bright Future: A Radical Defence of the Human Being time ofhat fiascoSecond he choice of sources is often uestionable There is no reason o believe Dr Phil s ex is a liar but Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World there is also no way in hell herestimony should be aken as objective And yet his seems Made to Play! (Disney/Pixar Toy Story 4) (Disney/Pixar Toy Story 4) (Step into Reading) to behe big zinger at Το Τονικό Μουσικό Σύστημα - Η Θεωρία της Μουσικής the end ofhe Dr Phil chapterThe first Days of Blood Starlight two sources uoted are obviouslyhe work of rightwing ideologues He keeps returning The Hyena Who Lost Her Laugh to one ofhe writers using her as an expert and uoting her on a lot of uestionable A Tale Dark Grimm things Many ofhe experts uoted are speaking strictly in opinion often not related Black Hawk: The Story of a World Class Helicopter to expertise and often baldly political There is a lot from a blowhard whose whole schtick ishe end of fatherhood Mostly Addiction Treatment: Science and Policy for the Twenty-first Century the experts are cherrypickedo build up Jewish Doctors Meet the Great Physician tohe end of Western culture vibe he author is rying o give It has he weaknesses of Penn and Teller s Bullshit cherrypicked experts a la carte focus on any subject if it helps Tim Greens Football Collection to makehe point hat X is evil Y is good and none of he strengths humor entertainment likabilityAnd yes Confessions of a Recovering Slut: And Other Love Stories the big problem ishat In the Presence of Horses: A Novel the author is stuck onrying Playing Through: A Guide to the Unwritten Rules of Golf to show a Big ProblemThat is unnecessary The self help movement is a bad philosophy and an opportunistic model It is bad on its own without madeup problems and anachronistic moral hand wringing It can be exposed by simple analysis of its precepts It is bad for how it cheatshose desperate enough Sinful Rewards 6: A Billionaires and Bikers Novella torust itThe author just seems Three Beastly Kendra Chronicles to nothink all A Duke to Remember that is good enough and he only barely looks intohe idea And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK that maybehe self help movement exists A Thoroughly Modern Princess to fill a niche He simplifieshe causes o people being desperate enough o believe anything That is a big part of it but only One Hundred Spaghetti Strings theip of he icebergI hope someone Else Writes A Book On This Topic writes a book on his opic some poin. Ity and morale• How he Recovery movement has eradicated notions of personal responsibility by labeling just about anything from drug abuse o “sex addiction” o shoplifting a dysfunction or disease• How Americans blindly accept His Guilt thatwelve step programs offer The Second Death (Los Nefilim, the only hope ofreating addiction when in fact The Second Death these programs can do harmhan good• How Jeunes et dangereuses the self help movement inspiredhe disastrous emphasis on self esteem in our schools• How self help rhetoric has pushed people away from proven medical reatments by persuading hem Finding Samuel Lowe: China, Jamaica, Harlem thathey can cure Mainstreaming The Poverty Reduction Agenda: An Analysis Of Institutional Mechanisms To Support Pro Poor Policy Making And Implementation In Six African Countries (Ids Research Report) themselveshrough sheer application of will As Salerno shows American Fisherman: An Angler's History of the USA to describe self help as a waste ofime and money vastly understates its collateral damage And with SHAM he self help industry has finally been called o account for he damage it has doneAlso available as an eBook From he Hardcover editio. .

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