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Title:Promise Land: My Journey Through America's Self-Help Culture
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Jessica Lamb-Shapiro
Publisher:Simon & Schuster
ISBN:1439100195
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:240
Category:Non fiction, Memoir, Self help, Psychology, Humor

Promise Land: My Journey Through America's Self-Help Culture by Jessica Lamb-Shapiro

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Promise Land: My Journey Through America's Self-Help Culture In writing this book I walked on hot coals met a man making a weight loss robot joined a Healing Circle and faced my debilitating fear of flying Of all of these things talking to my father about my mother s death was by far the hardest b .

The daughter of a widowed child psychologist and parenting author Jessica Lamb Shapiro grew up immersed in the culture of self help of books and pamphlets and board games and gadgets and endless jargon filled conversations about feelings It wasn t until she hit her thirties that Jessica began to wonder if all this self improvement arcana was as helpful as it promised to be why wasn t she better adjusted She had a flying phobia hadn t settled down and didn t like to talk about her feelings .

Thus began Jessica s fascination with the eccentric and labyrinthine world of self help She read hundreds of books and articles attended dating seminars walked on hot coals and attempted to conquer her fear of flying But even as she made light of the sometimes dubious effectiveness of these as seen on TV treatments she slowly began to realize she was circling a much larger problem her mother s death when she was a toddler and the almost complete silence that she and her father had always observed on the subject .

In the tradition of Augusten Burroughs Jessica Lamb Shapiro illuminates the peculiar neuroses and inalterable truths that bind families together whether they choose to confront them or not i Promise Land i is a tender witty and wise account of a young woman s journey through her own psyche toward the most difficult stage of grown up emotional life acceptance

Promise Land: My Journey Through America's Self-Help Culture

b In writing this book I walked on hot coals met a man making a weight loss robot joined a Healing Circle and faced my debilitating fear of flying Of all of these things talking to my father about my mother s death was by far the hardest b br br The daughter of a widowed child psychologist and parenting author Jessica Lamb Shapiro grew up immersed in the culture of self help of books and pamphlets and board games and gadgets and endless jargon filled conversations about feelings It wasn t until she hit her thirties that Jessica began to wonder if all this self improvement arcana was as helpful as it promised to be why wasn t she better adjusted She had a flying phobia hadn t settled down and didn t like to talk about her feelings br br Thus began Jessica s fascination with the eccentric and labyrinthine world of self help She read hundreds of books and articles attended dating seminars walked on hot coals and attempted to conquer her fear of flying But even as she made light of the sometimes dubious effectiveness of these as seen on TV treatments she slowly began to realize she was circling a much larger problem her mother s death when she was a toddler and the almost complete silence that she and her father had always observed on the subject br br In the tradition of Augusten Burroughs Jessica Lamb Shapiro illuminates the peculiar neuroses and inalterable truths that bind families together whether they choose to confront them or not i Promise Land i is a tender witty and wise account of a young woman s journey through her own psyche toward the most difficult stage of grown up emotional life acceptance


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