What Is The Value In Self Help Books?

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MS Cyprah over at newsvine.com asks the question; “What is the real value of self-help books?”  She goes on further to say.

“Self-help is not about merely dealing with problems you might be encountering. That’s just one part of the overall use of such books. The real meaning of self-help is discovering potential and possibilities; to find out what you are capable of, how you might be limiting that potential with current beliefs, attitudes and approaches, and how you can make the best use of those possibilities to achieve whatever it is you yearn for.”