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How the Self-Help Movement Made America Helpless

by Steve Salerno

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    Jun 2005, 288 pages
    Sep 2006, 288 pages

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How the Self-Help Movement Made America Helpless. Non Fiction

From the book jacket: Self-help: To millions of Americans it seems like a godsend. To many others it seems like a joke. But as investigative reporter Steve Salerno reveals in this groundbreaking book, it's neither—in fact it's much worse than a joke. Going deep inside the Self-Help and Actualization Movement (fittingly, the words form the acronym SHAM), Salerno offers the first serious exposé of this multibillion-dollar industry and the real damage it is doing—not just to its paying customers, but to all of American society.

Comment: SHAM has been rustling a lot of feathers, as you'd expect of a book that attacks the self-help industry! Salerno's stance is unequivocal, ...

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