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Help Me!: One Woman's Quest to Find Out If Self-Help Really Can Change Your Life

Marianne Power
Format
Book
Published
New York : Grove Press, 2018.
Language
English
Variant Title
One woman's quest to find out if self-help really can change your life
ISBN
9780802129062, 0802129064, 9780802146885
Summary
For years Power dipped in and out of self-help books when she needed them most. One day, she accepted that the life she hoped for and the life she was living were worlds apart-- and she set out to make some big changes. Did her elusive "perfect existence" really did lie in the pages of our best known and acclaimed self help books? She tested a book a month for one year, following its advice to the letter, taking what she hoped would be the surest path to a flawless new her. -- adapted from jacket
"Already an international phenomenon, journalist Marianne Power's Help Me! is the hilarious, thought-provoking, and unfailingly honest account of one woman's year-long, often madcap, quest to find out if self-help books really can change your life. For years Marianne Power lined her bookshelves with dog-eared copies of definitive guides on how to live your best life, dipping in and out of self-help books when she needed them most. Then, one day, she woke up to find that the life she hoped for and the life she was living were worlds apart--and she set out to make some big changes. Marianne decided to finally find out if her elusive 'perfect existence'--the one without debt, anxiety, or hangover Netflix marathons, the one where she healthily bounced around town and met the cashmere-sweater-wearing man of her dreams--really did lie in the pages of our best known and acclaimed self-help books. She vowed to test a book a month for one year, following its advice to the letter, taking what she hoped would be the surest path to a flawless new her. But as the months passed and Marianne's reality was turned upside down, she found herself confronted with a different question: Self-help can change your life, but is it for the better? With humor, audacity, disarming candor and unassuming wisdom, in Help Me! Marianne Power plumbs the trials and tests of being a modern woman in a 'have it all' culture, and what it really means to be our very best selves."--Dust jacket.
Contents
  • The life-changing hangover
  • Feel the fear and do it anyway, by Susan Jeffers
  • Money, a love story, by Kate Northrup
  • The secret, by Rhonda Byrne
  • Rejection therapy, with Jason Comely
  • Rejection therapy, take two
  • F**k it: the ultimate spiritual way, by John C. Parkin
  • The F**k it fallout
  • Unleash the power within, with Tony Robbins
  • Perfect me: the 10-day Tony challenge
  • Broke
  • Angels, with Doreen Virtue
  • Sick
  • The 7 habits of highly effective people, by Stephen R. Covey
  • Depressed
  • The power of now, by Eckhart Tolle
  • Get the guy, by Matthew Hussey
  • Get a husband?
  • Daring greatly, by Brené Brown
  • You can heal your life, by Louise Hay
  • So does self-help, well, help?
Description
xv, 364 pages ; 22 cm
Notes
"First published in Great Britain in 2018 by Macmillan, an imprint of Pan Macmillan"--Title page verso.
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