Self Help Books Suck

I haven't found a self help book yet that didn't seem to capitalise on the pain and suffering of people to make a tidy profit. My problem with the books is that despite their 'genre' they are generally unhelpful.

Now I do like a good biographic that narrates success, and makes pointed comments about how to get there. But lately, its the self help topics for people who live with people with mental illness that have really got me fuming. These books in particular are antagonistic, misinformed garbage designed to put people at odds.

And while I'm at it, how the hell do people stand reading a whole book that patronises them?

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chairmanmeow chairmanmeow
22-25, F
1 Response Mar 15, 2009

Agreed. I do think that the only people who these self-help books are helping are the people who write them. Wouldn't you say?