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: 9780989912693
Publisher: Lagniappe Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 4 MB

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 


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 


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 


A Light in My Darkness 

Draw Antonio, Draw and Don’t Waste Time 

Fan Club Subscriptions Are Dropping 


Finding the Motivation 

Final Journal Entry from Michael Enzo 

Confessions (5) 


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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Confessions of a Self-Help Writer: The Journal of Michael Enzo 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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.