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Helping Me Help Myself: One Skeptic, Ten Self-Help Gurus, and a Year on the Brink of the Comfort Zone

2 Ratings: 1.0
A book by Beth Lisick

"Her accounts of everything...are not only hilarious but enlightening. Finding useful tips amidst the bunk, she distills the best from thousands of pages of self-help books. Readers will be inspired: If a woman in a banana suit can clean her closet … see full wiki

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Author: Beth Lisick
Publisher: William Morrow
2 reviews about Helping Me Help Myself: One Skeptic, Ten...
review by . January 16, 2008
"Helping Me Help Myself" is the author's journey through 12 months of self-help gurus such as Jack Canfield, Richard Simmons and Suze Orman.    As I read this book, my feelings about it varied widely. I found the first third or so of the book elitist and unnecessarily mean-spirited (and came close to not finishing because of it), while I found the latter part of the book witty, sweet and enjoyable. I suppose that kind of reaction is to be expected since I have my own personal …
review by . October 28, 2007
The premise to this book sounded interesting... Helping Me Help Myself: One Skeptic, Ten Self-Help Gurus, and a Year on the Brink of the Comfort Zone by Beth Lisick. Lisick, who isn't exactly living the dream life, decides that she will commit one full year to working on different areas of her existence with the input of many of the best-known self-help names in the business. Her caustic sense of humor makes for entertaining reading, as well as viewing the juxtaposition of her current situation …
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