How the Self-help Movement Made America Helpless

eBook - 2005
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Presents a critique of the self-help movement, explaining how the notion of victimization has blurred the concept of personal responsibility and how the idea of empowerment emphasizes belief over the need to develop personal skills.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307238658
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 273 p. cm.)


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LRS1969 Apr 16, 2015

Excellent book. The analysis of Booklist and Publishers Weekly say it all.

To a large degree specifically what is wrong with America today. The pseudo science and junk science of insistent advice by the "experts" (repeatedly saying something or having a magical like charisma - or the benefit of the Oprah Effect - does not make it true!) has had a tremendously negative effect amongst a large number of people... people who stay hooked and pour away billions searching for the quick cure Holy Grail.

Strongly suggest that you read and learn.

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