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Help me! : one woman's quest to find out if self-help really can change your life / Marianne Power.

Power, Marianne, author. (Author).
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library 158.1 POW (Text) 33500012999280 New Checked out 03/08/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780802129062
  • ISBN: 0802129064
  • Physical Description: xv, 364 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note: "First published in Great Britain in 2018 by Macmillan, an imprint of Pan Macmillan"--Title page verso.
Formatted Contents Note: 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?
Summary, etc.: For years Journalist 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.
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
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 November #2
    *Starred Review* Can there be such a thing as too much help? Freelance British journalist Power decides to focus on one self-help book per month for a year to finally get her life into shape. She not only reads each book but also religiously adopts the advice and attends seminars (when available) sponsored by the authors. Inspired by Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway (1987), by Susan Jeffers, Power spends her first month posing nude for an art class, jumping out of an airplane, and doing a stand-up comedy routine. Power taps into such major gurus as Tony Robbins (Unleash the Power Within, 1999), Rhonda Byrne (The Secret, 2006), Stephen Covey (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, 1989), and Eckhart Tolle (The Power of Now, 1997), with variable success. Along the way, Power falls out with one of her oldest friends, finds herself buried in debt, and becomes depressed by her single status. She is brutally honest about her shortcomings and way too hard on herself. Her journey takes months longer than planned, but she has moments of true enlightenment when she realizes that digging deep can be painful. Some of her plights are hilarious; others are almost unbearably poignant. Self-help seekers will be moved and entertained by Power's over-the-top exploits. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Success > Psychological aspects.
Self-acceptance in women.
Character.
Success > Psychological aspects.
Self-acceptance in women.
Character.
Self-help Techniques.
Character.
Self-acceptance in women.
Success > Psychological aspects.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
Character.

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