I really go back-and-forth on this on, so forgive me if I am terribly inarticulate. I guess it’s the “industry” that bothers me. We’ve got a lot of silly Life Coaches out there who utter jargon and recycle cliches and give a lot of advice without saying anything interesting. They give the whole project a bad name. Generally, I think history, philosophy, and literature make for more fruitful reading. But with all that said, I do love a well-written and thoughtful instruction manual on how to advance in some aspect of life.