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Self-help Literature Doesn’t Deserve a Bad Rap

A Few snake-oil salesmen don’t make the genre bad

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These are dreadful days for the self-help literature. Many people have been going after it with a vicious vengeance.

I suspect the ongoing social turmoil in the U.S. has a lot to do with the demonizing of self-help. It is a victim of America’s cultural wars.




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Mukundarajan V N

Mukundarajan V N

Retired banker living in India. Avid reader. I write to learn, inform and inspire. Believe in ethical living and sustainable development.

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