Helping Me Help Myself: One Skeptic, Ten Self-Help Gurus, and a Year on the Brink of the Comfort Zone

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Beth Lisick has had a lifelong phobia of anything slick, cheesy, or that remotely claims to provide self-empowerment. But on New Year's Day 2006, she wakes up finally able to admit that something has to change. Determined to confront her fears head-on, Beth sets out to fix her life by consulting the multimillion-dollar-earning experts. In Chicago, she gets proactive with The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. In Atlanta, she struggles to understand why "women are from Venus." She gamely sweats to the oldies...

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Overview

Beth Lisick has had a lifelong phobia of anything slick, cheesy, or that remotely claims to provide self-empowerment. But on New Year's Day 2006, she wakes up finally able to admit that something has to change. Determined to confront her fears head-on, Beth sets out to fix her life by consulting the multimillion-dollar-earning experts. In Chicago, she gets proactive with The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. In Atlanta, she struggles to understand why "women are from Venus." She gamely sweats to the oldies on a weeklong Cruise to Lose with Richard Simmons on the high seas of the Caribbean. Throughout this yearlong experiment, Beth tries extremely hard to maintain her wry sense of humor and easygoing nature, even as she starts to fall prey to some of the experts' ideas—ideas she thought she'd spent her whole life rejecting.

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Editorial Reviews

San Francisco Chronicle
“Lisick has created a hilarious, knowing tale of a year of willing ridiculousness.”
Entertainment Weekly
“A witty, disarmingly earnest account of the year [Lisick] spent test-driving renowned self-help franchises.”
People
not only hilarious but enlightening... Readers will be inspired: If a woman in a banana suit can clean her closet and pay off her credit card debt, surely you can, too.”
Los Angeles Times
“sweetly neurotic, funny and occasionally insightful.”
Seattle Times
“wildly funny” and “a cross between David Sedaris and Susan Orlean.”
Bust Magazine
“Beth Lisick’s latest book is a wildly fun read that falls somewhere in between memoir and a Cliffs Notes guide to the self-help genre.”
People Magazine
not only hilarious but enlightening... Readers will be inspired: If a woman in a banana suit can clean her closet and pay off her credit card debt, surely you can, too."
People
not only hilarious but enlightening... Readers will be inspired: If a woman in a banana suit can clean her closet and pay off her credit card debt, surely you can, too.”
Entertainment Weekly
“A witty, disarmingly earnest account of the year [Lisick] spent test-driving renowned self-help franchises.”
Los Angeles Times
“sweetly neurotic, funny and occasionally insightful.”
People
not only hilarious but enlightening... Readers will be inspired: If a woman in a banana suit can clean her closet and pay off her credit card debt, surely you can, too.”
San Francisco Chronicle
“Lisick has created a hilarious, knowing tale of a year of willing ridiculousness.”
Seattle Times
“wildly funny” and “a cross between David Sedaris and Susan Orlean.”
Bust Magazine
“Beth Lisick’s latest book is a wildly fun read that falls somewhere in between memoir and a Cliffs Notes guide to the self-help genre.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061710735
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/20/2009
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 993,571
  • Product dimensions: 7.98 (w) x 4.74 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Beth Lisick, author of the New York Times bestseller Everybody into the Pool, is also a performer and an odd-jobs enthusiast. She has contributed to public radio's This American Life and is the cofounder of the monthly Porchlight storytelling series in San Francisco.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2014

    Heeeeereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp me!

    CrystalKIT

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2014

    Advice 101

    Moving to result two like you asked.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2014

    To Advice 101

    No, I dont know her email. And my parents took my Ipod touch so i cant contact her in any way except for in person. Which will be very very very awkward... And we don't really talk much because I try to avoid her. And since we haven't talked in a really long time... I think the situation will get worse. I think? Ok anyways please help me out here. You're doing great so far.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    Barf

    The main principal in life...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    Ember

    I think you shoukd go up to him and say "The note is nit what I intended to say, I thought it meant (whateves you wanted to write). Please forgive me and i hope we can still be friends."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2014

    Teagan

    I say that you write him another note in ENGLISH that says thats not what you wrote, and then write what you wrote the first time. Also, dont trust google.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2014

    Silver

    I second what anna said

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2014

    Anna

    What you need to do is go up too him. You need to tell him that thats not what u wrote. Tell him what you really wrote. If that dosnt work try to get your brother to help you

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2014

    I need advice on....

    I like a guy in 9th grade but I am only in 7th. He and my brother are basically best friends, though my brother is a year and a half younger than me. Anyways, He told my brother he LIKED me. I wrote him a valentine on Valentine's day saying I really liked him but in French. He used Google Translation. It said I want to have it with you. That is so not what I said!!! And now he just looks away depressed when I try to talk with him..HELP!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    WinterBone

    She licked her paws boredly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2014

    Silverclan will help the kits

    Any of the kits are welcome at silverclan. My name is Silver star. My deputy Icepelt and i would be happy to help. We are at death fighters res2. You will be greatly cared for!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2013

    Need advice we gpt a clan now hiring

    Go to gazz

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2013

    Please adopt

    Coalkit snowkit whitherkit bastetkit flowerkit silverkit whitekit shrivelkit sandkit downykit eclipsekit lunarkit mintkit peppermint whipkit creamkit quietkit autokit bastiskit glowkit downkit linkkit grasskit duskkit dawnkit sunnykit sunkit pinekit marshkit crystalkit diamondkit brightkit swiftkit teeterkit totterkit sunsetkit nightkit...and they are all at christmas carol res 1!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2013

    Treewing

    The female shadekit owlkit and windkit at jay fly res 3

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2013

    ~Hello Love. It's me, your bestest friend in the world. Misery Katana Darkstreak. I would like to take a look at the issue of you posting an add in my clan. It's okay sweeite, l won't hurt you. If you AKE DOWN THAT AD RIGHT FREAKIN NOW!! WHAT GIVES Y

    Take down your ad at Bloodclan! NOW!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2013

    Stormhearts bio

    At blue buttons result 2

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2013

    Smokekit's bio

    NAME: Smokekit (and um...Mistletoe, Bon-Bon, Vike, and Smoky, but more about that later) --- AGE: 3 moons --- GENDER: Female --- APPEARANCE: Light gray fur that occasionaly looks matted, reason later. Stormy blue eyes. --- PERSONALITY: or should I say personalitieS. I have Multipe Personality Disorder (not in rl though) (If you've seen Total Drama and remember Mike, It's like that) My personalities are: Mistletoe: a fun loving goofball, who is always cracking jokes. Bon-bon: a sweet but, um, forgetful "dumb blonde". Smoky: a crazy old shecat wo never stops complaining. Vike: completely evil, i suggest you stay away when he appears. *note: my appearance never changes, except for matted fur when Smoky. My voice does. I will alway label my post Smokekit, so you have to guess who I am...speaking of* The regular me is very sweet, sensible, and caring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2013

    Fernclouds bio

    Name:ferncloud. Age:20 moons. Apperance: a black shecat with brown eyes. Persenality: shes kind. Loving. Treats others with respect.. and above all.. a great warrior who will protect her clan. Kin: snowfur ( sister. In lightning clan). Mate: jaggedpeak. Kits: none but wants to be a mother. Ask her anything you want to know

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2013

    Jaggedpeak's bio

    NAME: Jaggedpeak <br> AGE: 29 moons <br> APPEARANCE: A large muscular smoky grey tom with red eyes(i have no powers at all) he has broad shoulders and sharp claws. PERSONALITY: Wise calm quite patient butvcan be violent when pushed too far. MATE: Ferncloud <br> KITS: Bellespot <br> ket me know if you need anything else!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    Flametails bio (different profile ad update)

    Name:above gender:tom pelt:ginger tabby fur with emerald eyes mate/kits:ravenheart and there kits personality:forgiving wide emotions never backs down froma fight other:ask

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