Dear Hannah: A Geek's Life in Self-Improvement
November 9, 2014 9:58 PM   Subscribe

Dear Hannah: A Geek's Life in Self-Improvement
This "cautionary tale about self-improvement" tells the story of what happens when your whole life is dominated by the world of self-help. It comprises 82 letters written over 16 years describing every self-help book, pop psych article, and personal invention I used—or abused—to change who I am.

For my 14th birthday, Hannah gave me Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People, which kicked off a life-long obsession with self-help books.

Here are some excerpts:
Eight Changes To My Life After Just Four Weeks Of Meditation
How Studying Body Language Changed the Way I Socialize
How I "Learned" to Motivate Others

My first book was a compilation of stories from MetaFilter titled Life-Altering Experiences: How a Single Question Tapped into the Soul of MetaFilter.

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posted by philosophistry (1 comment total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I'm interested in at least looking at all three of the books you've got posted, but I have a Nook (I love the e-paper), not a Kindle.
posted by amtho at 3:42 PM on November 10, 2014

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