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SHAM free pdf SHAM - Self-Help and Actualization Movement - To many, it's a godsend. to others a joke. But as investigative reporter Steve Salerno reveals in this groundbreaking book, it's neither - and 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 expose of this multibillion-dollar industry and the real damage it is doing - not just to its paying customers but to our society as a whole. SHAM reveals: The inside story on the most notorious gurus - from Dr. Phil to Dr. Laura, from Anthony Robbins to John Gray- How we blindly accept that twelve-step programs offer the only hope to treat addiction when in fact these programs can do more harm than good- How the SHAM movement inspired the disastrous emphasis on self-esteem in our schools- How self-help rhetoric has pushed people away from proven medical treatments by persuading them that they can cure themselves through sheer application of will. Journalist Steve Salerno, who has worked for over 24 years in lifestyle journalism knows from the inside the secrets of the self-help industry. Even those suspicious or critical of the self-help industry tend to think it is relatively benign. but Salerno argues that the twin ideas of 'Victimization' and 'Empowerment' peddled by the self-help gurus have blurred notions of personal responsibility, of right and wrong, and that simply believing we can do something is more important than developing the actual skills we need to succeed. Salerno reveals the costs the self-help phenomenon is exacting from the world and why we Westerners spend literally billions every year to get the latest book/video/seminar/diet program from SHAM artists, most of whom have only the most dubious qualifications and who provide little real scientifically proven help. No other book has gone deep inside the self-help industry to expose what it is all about and how it works (or doesn't work!). Though many might think self-help is harmless if ineffective, Salerno reveals for the first time that we all suffer because the self-help movement has taken such an all-persuasive hold of our hearts and minds. As Salerno shows, to describe self-help as a waste of time and money vastly understates its collateral damage. And with SHAM, the self-help industry has finally been called to account for the damage it has done.

About Steve Salerno

Steve Salerno has for the past two decades been a freelance feature writer, essayist, and investigative reporter, writing on business, sports, and politics, and their wider social ramifications. His articles have appeared in Harper's, the New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Playboy, Reader's Digest, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Good Housekeeping, and Sports Illustrated, among other publications. He has also served as editor in chief of the American Legion Magazine and as editor of the books program associated with Men's Health magazine. In addition, Salerno has been a visiting professor of journalism/nonfiction writing at three different colleges. An accomplished musician, he lives in Pennsylvania, USA.

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Author : Steve Salerno
Publisher : Nicholas Brealey Publishing
Data Published : 18 August 2005
ISBN : 1857883802
EAN : 9781857883800
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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