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


Beth Lisick emerges as one of the great storytellers of our generation, joining the ranks of David Foster Wallace and Cintra Wilson with her hilarious and poignant tales of immersion into the million-dollar self-help industry. --Recommended by Stacey, City Lights Books

Beth Lisick has had a lifelong phobia of anything slick, cheesy, or that remotely claims to provide self-empowerment. But on New Year's Day 2006, she wakes up finally able to admit that something has to change. Determined to confront her fears head-on, Beth sets out to fix her life by consulting the multimillion-dollar-earning experts. In Chicago, she gets proactive with The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. In Atlanta, she struggles to understand why "women are from Venus." She gamely sweats to the oldies on a weeklong Cruise to Lose with Richard Simmons on the high seas of the Caribbean. Throughout this yearlong experiment, Beth tries extremely hard to maintain her wry sense of humor and easygoing nature, even as she starts to fall prey to some of the experts' ideas—ideas she thought she'd spent her whole life rejecting.

Title Helping Me Help Myself
Subtitle One Skeptic, Ten Self-Help Gurus, and a Year on the Brink of the Comfort Zone
Author Beth Lisick
Publisher Harper Paperbacks
Title First Published 01 February 2009
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 288 p.
ISBN-10 0061710733
ISBN-13 9780061710735
Publication Date 01 February 2009
Main content page count 288
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $13.99
 


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