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Promise land : my journey through America's self-help culture / Jessica Lamb-Shapiro.

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  • ISBN: 9781439100196 :
  • ISBN: 1439100195 :
  • Physical Description: xii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-224).
Citation/References Note: Bklst 11/15/2013
PW 11/04/2013
Kirkus 12/01/2013
Summary, etc.: "Raised by a child psychologist who was himself the author of numerous self-help books, as an adult Jessica Lamb-Shapiro found herself both repelled and fascinated by the industry: did all of these books, tapes, weekend seminars, groups, posters, t-shirts and trinkets really help anybody? Why do some people swear by the power of positive thinking, while others dismiss it as so many empty promises? Promise Land is an irreverent tour through the vast and strange reaches of the world of self-help. In the name of research, Jessica--a self-admitted nervous wreck at the best of times--attempted to cure herself of phobias, followed The Rules to meet and date men, walked on hot coals, and even attended a self-help seminar for writers of self-help books. But the more she delved into the history and practice of self-help, the more she realized her interest was much more than academic. Forced into a confrontation with the silent grief that had haunted both her and her father since her mother's death when she was a baby, she realized that sometimes thinking you know everything about a subject is a way of hiding from yourself the fact that you know nothing at all"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Self-care, Health.
Self-care, Health > Psychological aspects.
Psychologists > Psychology.
Self-management (Psychology)
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture.

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