Hannah, this is an awesome post. I too fell in love with non-fiction, “self-help” books (I really hate the term “self-help” by the way). I love how you point out that these books are not written or targeted at a specific problem, per say. I have never looked at those books from that angle either. I have always simply looked at them as a way to accelerate my learning and self-development in a variety of areas. I must say though, I really think it’s crucial to spend just as much time writing and organizing your thoughts if you are a big “self-help” reader. At least that seems valuable for me! Anyways, thanks for the thought-provoking and well-written blog. Keep it up!