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The pitfualls of self-help books...
by Ed Matlack
Friday, July 03, 2015
Rated "G" by the Author.
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It all comes down to whether or not "YOU" or "I" allow & wish to accept help...


I start to read these books,
With high hopes of the new me,
Blazing forth into a new outlook,
But lose interest quite fast,
And never with regards chapters, get to the last…

I find myself wanting more,
And wanting it right away,
The books do not of course,
Know me or my life’s score,
So after reading only half,
I make up my mind that the book is quite poor…

It will then sit on my bookshelf,
Gathering dust till the next time,
I get the urge to re-read what in the past I read,
Re-thinking again what the book has said,
Finding flaws in its basic concept,
Finding my own flaws that it would point out,
Try to change, then realize that in reality,
I am just myself; books can show me “A” way,
But it is, afterall, in the end,
What I do think with regards life,
That is how I go or say…
© -ed- 7/3/15

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Reviewed by Walt Hardester
I really liked the one...."I'm OK, you are f***d up."

~W~
Reviewed by Ruan Mills Burke
The only thing a self help book can give you ...is more height - LOL
Just be the best 'YOU' you can be. That's all you need.
Rx
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci
I myself can't stand self help books. I have to be me and let life teach me. On the job learning is the best in my opinion.

Love ya!

Jane
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
Self Help books, are for the most part for the sad people who want a brand new them, and the believe they can get it out of a damn book. You, Ed, are not in that "sad" category, you are who you are and if you want more a book isn't going to give it to ya . . .
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