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My Father Spent Over $20,000 on ‘Self-Help’ Books

When self-help becomes unhelpful

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“Hey, Dad, How are you? Free to chat for a little bit?” He answered after the third ring. I quickly activated speakerphone and pulled out a notebook and pen.

“Hey, sweetie, I have some time! Things are going pretty great at the moment! How about you?”

“I’m great, Dad!” I…




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Alexandra Walker-Jones

Alexandra Walker-Jones

Content writer and published author in the plant-based health and wellness sphere. I’m just here to learn!

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