How an Idiot Writes a Self-Help Book

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Overview

You think you could write a self-help book? You probably can. No writing experience? No problem.

If you've read self-help books, you know that it doesn't take a genius to write one. In fact, idiots write self-help books every day. David S. Chandler and Elliot Kay reveal how an idiot, any idiot, can write a self-help book. This no-holds-barred exposé that uncovers the secrets of the entire self-help industry is sure to be a treasure on your ...

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Overview

You think you could write a self-help book? You probably can. No writing experience? No problem.

If you've read self-help books, you know that it doesn't take a genius to write one. In fact, idiots write self-help books every day. David S. Chandler and Elliot Kay reveal how an idiot, any idiot, can write a self-help book. This no-holds-barred exposé that uncovers the secrets of the entire self-help industry is sure to be a treasure on your bookshelf for years to come.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595750344
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/9/2004
  • Pages: 112
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2007

    DON'T BUY THIS BOOK!

    This book is the most ridiculous waste of money ever. It is basically 100 pages of nothing. There is not one valuable piece of information to take away. Take the title literally because the book basically talks to the reader like they are an idiot. After that, it rambles for pages and pages saying absolutely nothing. I'm sure the point of the book was for some sap to spend money to buy the thing...but hopefully no one else will make the same mistake that I did and even my money won't make it to the royalty check since I will be returning the thing promptly!!! Save yourself the trouble.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2013

    Don't Bother

    Large type that takes up space and says less than any of the genre they're mocking. The attempt at humor is lost in the page after page of repeating themselves even including poking fun at anyone who'd pay this much for that book. The 10 blank pages in the end as filler were as noticable as the publisher who serve anyone that can't get a deal with a real publisher.
    Obviously the authors (not sure why it took two people to say so little) are very put out with what they have determined is a bonus part of publishing but I hoped for real examples of specifics vs a full mocking of the customers as well as the writers. Obviously an "excerpt" wasn't available for on line reading as that would have made it clear the $13 I spent made me, the customer, the "idiot" on this one. A book of blank pages would be a better value than a book that really a show from two guys who we'll never hear from again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    Kaelin

    Okay, I am sorry. I really am. I'm typing quickly. I have school soon. I'm depressed. I eon't need anything else said, as I lost a family member on Saturday. Now my uncle may not live much longer. So, I'm sorry. I can't control my anger right now. I'm to depressed. NOW, I have to go dress shopping, I hate dresses. Grr.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    Nelie

    Hi . I could help you . My dads an english teachr and insists on proper grammer in our house .

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2013

    I need help

    Someone is writing a story where i wrote mine!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    Skipe

    Hai......Whenever I write a story, I always get sidetracked by other ideas and never finish the story. You have any tips?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    Lelia

    Thanks, but thats no excuse! To make it up go advertise for me! As community service! :() ;)

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