Self-help books: How helpful are they?

Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer--co-hosts of the highly acclaimed By The Book podcast and co-authors of How to Be Fine: What We Learned from Living by the Rules of 50 Self-Help Books--pull up their handcrafted (not really) armchairs to discuss with Eve and Julie the keys to picking the right self-help book, the reality of diversity (or lack thereof) within the genre, and the importance of self-awareness for both the author and the reader. They even play a round of the Glad Game, which we’re so glad you’ll get to hear!






How to Be Fine: What We Learned from Living by the Rules of 50 Self-Help Books


The greatest tragedy of my life is that Jolenta and Kristen have solved all the world's problems and now there are none left for me to fix. —E. Jean Carroll



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By The Book podcast

Jolenta Greenberg

Kristen Meinzer

How to Be Fine: What We Learned from Living by the Rules of 50 Self-Help Books, by Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer

The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne

Past Lives, Future Healing, by Sylvia Browne

HOW TO WRITE AN EBOOK: In Less Than 7-14 Days That Will Make You Money Forever, by Darren Ackers

Year of Yes, by Shonda Rhimes

10% Happier, by Dan Harris

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, by John Gray

A Simple Act of Gratitude: How Learning to Say Thank You Changed My Life, by John Kralik

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, by Janet Mills and Don Miguel Ruiz

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, by Cal Newport

How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie

The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron

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Good Reads’ study on self-help books/authors

Eve Yohalem

Julie Sternberg

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