Confessions of a Self-Help Writer: The Journal of Michael Enzo

Confessions of a Self-Help Writer: The Journal of Michael Enzo

by Benjamin DeHaven

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ISBN-13: 9780989912686
Publisher: Lagniappe Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

DeHaven keeps his heart in Chicago and his soul in New Orleans. He holds a MBA from Tulane and a film degree from Columbia. Once ejected from a community college for arguing Frost's agenda in Birches, he has since written screenplays, traded futures in Madrid, and was Editor in Chief of the Nola Shopper Newspaper. He also has a "shout out" in a Jay "Z" Song. He and Michael Enzo were friends.

Table of Contents

Who Is Michael Enzo?

Confessions (1)

The Oprah Hypothesis

Self-Help Revelations

Reflections

Confessions (2)

excerpt from: A Leader Surfaces (1998)

Lude Pellets

excerpt from: Dealing with Your Parents’ Past First (1994)

excerpt from: The Rose-Colored Glass Is Smeared (1992)

excerpt from: Lonely Man’s Game (1999)

Wasted Potential

The World Is Your Oyster

Define Your Appearance

Confessions (3)

The Territorial Instincts of a House Cat

Columbia

Forward Momentum

Confessions (4)

Brush with the Dark Side

A Polack Finds His Socks

Quick Spanish Lesson

Nick the Greek

Two-Minute Interlude

Bookmaker’s Education

Panic in Detroit

Cabrini Dreams

Red

A Light in My Darkness

Draw Antonio, Draw and Don’t Waste Time

Fan Club Subscriptions Are Dropping

Loneliness

Finding the Motivation

Final Journal Entry from Michael Enzo

Confessions (5)

Appendix

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher


This work makes Bukowski, read like a Disney flick! -- Michael Scripps, Scripps Publishing

This writer is either an idiot's Hunter S. Thompson or a thinking man's Tucker Max -- Kenneth Wilbur, USC Marshall School of Business

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megHan-sHena More than 1 year ago
Confessions of a Self-Help Writer I received a copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.  No other consideration was offered, expected or received. When I was asked if I wanted to give this book a read for an up-coming blog tour, I really wasn't sure.  I have this thing for self-help books (a not-so-secret passion) and comedy/satire is an iffy thing for me - sometimes I find it hilarious and sometimes I find no humor in it at all.   After thinking about it for a few days, I decided to give it a try ... and I'm glad that I did. This book was funny, in an odd-funny sort of way.  And at the same time, it made you think - about the self-help genre as a whole AND about your own personal issues as you read through a journal that Enzo kept, a journal that was turned over to DeHaven by Enzo's wife after his disappearance.  I like when authors use the "journal" as a way of writing their story.  I feel like, if done correctly, it really allows you to get a deeper understanding of the character that's writing because everyone shares more with their journal than they are willing to share with the people around them.  Add in clips from different books that he penned, and it makes for an interesting read, whether you're a believer in the self-help hype drivel or not.