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How an Idiot Writes a Self-Help Book
     

How an Idiot Writes a Self-Help Book

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by David S. Chandler, Elliot Kay
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595295982
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/09/2004
Pages:
287
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.27(d)

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How an Idiot Writes a Self-Help Book 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.