A critique of the self-help movement assesses the pervasive damage that it has done to every aspect of American society, explaining how the notion of victimization has blurred the concept of personal responsibility and right and wrong, and how the idea of empowerment teaches that the belief that we can do something is more important than developing the skills to accomplish the task. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Self-help: To millions of Americans it seems like a godsend. To many others it seems like a joke. But as investigative reporter Steve Salerno reveals in this groundbreaking book, it’s neither—in fact it’s much worse than a joke. Going deep inside the Self-Help and Actualization Movement (fittingly, the words form the acronym SHAM), Salerno offers the first serious exposé of this multibillion-dollar industry and the real damage it is doing—not just to its paying customers, but to all of American society. Based on the author’s extensive reporting—and the inside look at the industry he got while working at a leading “lifestyle” publisher—SHAM shows how thinly credentialed “...
Presents a critique of the self-help movement, explaining how the notion of victimization has blurred the concept of personal responsibility and how the idea of empowerment emphasizes belief over the need to develop personal skills.
Young Texas power-broker, Price Daniel, Jr., startled his wealthy peers when he married Vickie Carroll, a Dairy Queen waitress--and his murderer. With all the drama of courtroom fiction, this book retells the dark secrets of a promising young man and the controversial, surprise verdict of the court.
A comprehensive, A to Z guide to human sexuality for men provides authoritative information and practical advice on more than seven hundred topics, along with more than one hundred provocative illustrations. Reprint.
In mid-September 1943, as the opening move of the Allied campaign to liberate the mainland of Italy, an Anglo-American invasion force landed on the beaches of the Gulf of Salerno, only a few dozen miles to the south of Naples. Italy had just surrendered, and the soldiers in the landing craft prayed that the invasion would be unopposed. It was not to be. The Germans had seized control of the Italian-built beach defences, and were ready and waiting. The ferocious ten-day battle at Salerno was eventually decided by a combination of Allied reinforcements, and secondary landings in support of the beleaguered Salerno bridgehead. Using documentary records, memoirs and eyewitness accounts from all sides, Angus Konstam recreates the battle day by day, hour by hour. His methodically researched account offers a fresh perspective on a decisive battle that has largely been neglected by British and American historians in recent years.
The jungle can be a scary place, but there is one creature who is the fiercest of all: it grabs, it pulls, it cries, it poops—it’s the WILD CHILD! All the animals live in fear of this nasty baby who cannot be tamed or soothed. No matter what the animals try, the wild child just gets wilder! Can the animals join together to bring peace back to the jungle and make the wild child a mild child?
Based on the author's investigative reporting, and his inside look at the industry while working at a leading 'lifestyle' publisher, 'Sham' reveals the serious financial and social consequences of our reliance on the 'Self-help and Actualisation Movement'.
A novelistic retelling of a family legend chronicles the ill-fated 1908 love affair between Indiana politician Ham Dillon and Allie Hale, his sister-in-law, an affair leading to the arrest and trial of Allie's husband for Ham's murder. 18,000 first printing. Tour.
The wealthy son of a Texas governor shocked everyone by divorcing his first wife, a proper Texas blue blood, and marrying a local Dairy Queen waitress--who later killed him. This startling look at a privileged family rocked by drugs, abuse, and perversion is reissued to tie-in with the major ABC-TV movie starring Susan Dey.