Promise Land

Promise Land

My Journey Through America's Self-help Culture

Book - 2014
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An irreverent tour through the vast and strange reaches of the world of self-help.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781439100219
1439100217
9781439100196
1439100195
Branch Call Number: 616.89 LAMBSHA
Characteristics: xii, 224 pages ; 22 cm

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JudithE
Jul 05, 2014

Interestingly written, and much of it is familiar to me, who made a similar journey. My only complaint is that it feels like such a brief skimming of the varieties of self-help culture that have been around for the last 50 years. The book on Cults by Margaret Sanger makes an interesting companion volume.

ChristchurchLib May 12, 2014

"This humorous and informative examination of the billion-dollar a year health industry describes the author's experiences trying to cure herself of phobias, date men by following The Rules and even a literal walk over hot coals.This humorous and informative examination of the billion-dollar a year health industry describes the author's experiences trying to cure herself of phobias, date men by following The Rules and even a literal walk over hot coals." History and Current Events May 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/07a6a31c-7455-4328-9850-87f64b0c952f?postId=4ba36ab2-e78e-4e70-abde-d37ee7b88a73

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