Posted on 02/06/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
New Year’s Day may be long past now — along with your resolutions.
But in spite of that (or perhaps because of that), chances are you’ll at least glance at self-help book sometime soon, given their ubiquity.
In that spirit, we have some reading material on, well, this particular kind of reading material.
Literary Hub takes a look at the evolution of self-help books, with an excerpt from Beth Blum’s The Self-Help Compulsion: Searching for Advice in Modern Literature.
And NPR’s Code Switch team interviewed Kristen Meinzer about How to Be Fine: What We Learned From Living by the Rules of 50 Self-Help Books, which she co-wrote with Jolenta Greenberg.
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