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

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

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“In writing this book I walked on hot coals, met a man making a weight-loss robot, joined a Healing Circle, and faced my debilitating fear of flying. Of all of these things, talking to my father about my mother’s death was by far the hardest.”

The daughter of a widowed child psychologist and parenting author, Jessica Lamb-Shapiro grew up immersed in the culture of self-help, of books and pamphlets and board games and gadgets and endless jargon-filled conversations… (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)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

File size: 3.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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