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Sham: How the Self-Help Movement Made America Helpless

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2005

    Sadly, the people who need this book won't read it

    What this book is really about, if you look beyond the specifics (which are generally excellent and eye-opening), is the uniquely American penchant for denial and elevated self-appraisal. Salerno provides a fascinating look at the way in which we'd rather feel better about our problems than face up to them, and we'd rather pay people with no expertise enormous sums of money to tell us why we're allowed to remain in denial. An important book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2015

    Excellent book about how everyone and your grandma have jumped o

    Excellent book about how everyone and your grandma have jumped onto the self-help wagon.  People with no expertise or actual education or training, and even scam artists themselves, have made mass amounts of money while still leaving the person who needs help left helpless.

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