Promise Land: My Journey through America's Self-Help Culture

Promise Land: My Journey through America's Self-Help Culture

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“A funny yet surprisingly nuanced look at the legends and ideas of the self-help industry” (People, 3.5 stars), Promise Land explores the American devotion to self-improvement—even as the author attempts some deeply personal improvements of her own.

Raised by a child psychologist who was himself the author of numerous self-help books, as an adult Jessica Lamb-Shapiro found herself both repelled and fascinated by the industry: did all of these books, tapes, weekend… (more)

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Ms. Lamb-Shapiro, whose writing has been published in McSweeney's and Open City, maintains a conversational, nonjudgmental tone, whether discussing family secrets or the eccentricities of her fellow seekers.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Simon & Schuster (January 07, 2014)

Collection: Simon & Schuster

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

File size: 3.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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