PDF DOWNLOAD [Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless] AUTHOR Steve Salerno


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  • Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless
  • Steve Salerno
  • English
  • 05 March 2018
  • 9781400054107

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless] AUTHOR Steve Salerno I seldom write reviews but this book was so disappointing and irritating that it inspired me to draft a review 'Sham' is a bizarre jumble of legitimate inuiry and feckless fear mongering The book explores several legitimate problems with the self help movement in America Salerno points out that the techniues off

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    READ æ RALPHLAUREN-DRESSES.US ´ Steve Salerno PDF DOWNLOAD [Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless] AUTHOR Steve Salerno “To be honestI don’t think there’s been any profession that has wreaked damage on the culture than psychology” John Rosemond uoted in “SHAM” OuchIn this book Steve Salerno takes on what he calls SHAM – the Self Help and Actualization Movement As you can see from his chosen acronym he’s not a fan In fact parts of the book read like an angry diatribe with ad hominem attacks “Her doctoral dissertation was titled

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    FREE DOWNLOAD Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless PDF DOWNLOAD [Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless] AUTHOR Steve Salerno READ æ RALPHLAUREN-DRESSES.US ´ Steve Salerno The premise is interesting and he takes it in some intriguing directions But his research and level of discussion is every bit as bad as those he purports to be exposing Conflates correlation with causation on a regular basis makes sweeping generalizations based on little to no evidence etcAlso surprisingly axe grind y abo

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless] AUTHOR Steve Salerno Steve Salerno ´ 1 READ FREE DOWNLOAD Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless Rarely does a book get me so worked up I get out of bed and turn my computer on just to get my thoughts outLet's start with the star review I gave it two although I feel it was much deserving of one I added it at the end of

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    Steve Salerno ´ 1 READ READ æ RALPHLAUREN-DRESSES.US ´ Steve Salerno PDF DOWNLOAD [Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless] AUTHOR Steve Salerno Steve Salerno writes a blistering accusatory book about the self help and actualization movement ironically nicknamed SHAM but his arguments

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless] AUTHOR Steve Salerno Mr Salerno makes a good argument against almost all of the self help movements and especially those who make themselves millionaires promoting nonsense A lot were obvious easy targets but there were a lot of surprises too W

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    PDF DOWNLOAD [Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless] AUTHOR Steve Salerno This is a book with a title and premise designed to bias me toward liking it The author did sufficiently repellent enough a job as to make me overall dislike it in spite of agreeing with a lot if it I understand the other reviews that say the

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Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless

READ ´ Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless P programs and products And those staggering financial costs are actually the least of our worries SHAM demonstrates how the self help movement’s core philosophies have infected virtually every aspect of American life the home the workplace the schools and And Salerno exposes the downside of being uplifted showing how the “empowering” message that dominates self help today proves just as damaging as the blame shifting rhetoric of self help’s “Recovery” movement SHAM also reveals• How self help gurus conduct extensive market research to reach the same customers over and over without ever helping them• The inside story on the most notorious gurus from Dr Phil to Dr Laura from Tony Robbins to John Gray• How your company might be wasting money on motivational speakers “executive coaches” and other uick fixes that often hurt uality productiv. Rarely does a book get me so worked up I get out of bed and turn my computer on just to get my thoughts outLet s start with the star review I gave it two although I feel it was much deserving of one I added it at the end of the day because he still might of successfully pulled me away from Self Help books and gurus It seems only fairSalerno in the course of this book jumps from providing evidence to back up his points to wildly going off on school reform the breakdown of the nuclear family and even political atmosphere with barely a strand of thought connecting his main argument to his current topic Sure with the subtext of the title being How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless you should expect big picture conclusions However he rarely IF EVER explains how SHAM directly influences these statistics relenting on multiple occasions how he could never realistically uantify the damageAt its core Sham is a scathing series of diatribes some well argued and resources cited against everything that victimization and empowerment encapsulate and have as he has concluded tainted with its message In many places throughout the book I found myself agreeing with him In others I exclaimed out loud Oh what the actual fk because I was in such disbelief that he could come to such outlandish conclusions This book has some value simply because its a dissenting voice in sea of stronger nearly screaming voices which is good and frankly I d like to see someone even keeled bust down and argue against the Self Help types Although Mr Salerno did nothing to convince me that the likes of Dr Phil and Tony Robbins are ruining the nation as a whole although I ve met a few people they ve undermined I am far cautious of the industry and the messages that they sell I figure that this is at least a partial victory for Salerno even though the admission comes begrudgingly due to his at times completely unnecessary alarmist toneIn conclusion this is a book that I wanted to love but clearly hated due to the author s inability to back up his claims with any legitimate proof just as many other reviewers have stated CORRELATION DOES NOT EUAL CAUSATION and that is one of this book s worst offenses To be honest he had a few great arguments and points I agreed with even if it was on a basic and possibly unfounded level confirmation bias is a powerful thing Like I said at the beginning of the review rarely does a book leave me this conflicted upon conclusion

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READ ´ Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless 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 “experts” now dispense advice on everything from mental health to relationships to diet to personal finance to business strategy Americans spend upward of 8 billion every year on self hel. I seldom write reviews but this book was so disappointing and irritating that it inspired me to draft a review Sham is a bizarre jumble of legitimate inuiry and feckless fear mongering The book explores several legitimate problems with the self help movement in America Salerno points out that the techniues offered in the genre literature freuently are unproven at best meaning that consumers are paying for a product whose efficacy is dubious In addition the author points out the uestionable evidence behind the disease model of addiction including alcoholism and discusses the growing body of research demonstrating that recovery is an ineffective tool for addressing these problems Salerno also provides a competent review of the credentials or lack thereof possessed by the key players in the self help market and the connection between the cult of self esteem and the epidemic of narcissism that has swept this country But that s where Salerno runs off the rails In the section titled Looking for Loveon All the Wrong Bases Salerno discusses the ways self help contributes to the high rate of divorce decline of the nuclear family and the resultant social chaos He refers to alternative families as broken homes and alleges that these types of arrangements can t be good for children claiming that statistics on crime drug abuse and teen pregnancy leave scant room for dissent Finally after criticizing artificial approaches to dating and marriage that are recommended by self help Salerno uotes Sarah Allen of Divorce Forum Asking her why we have so much divorce she answers we have divorce because marriage isn t based on unconditional loveAnd there ya go It s that simply Except it isn t First the nuclear family is only one of many family forms found throughout human history so simply assuming that the nuclear family represents the default natural healthy arrangement for rearing children while other family forms represent a dire decline is an unwarranted leap in logic In fact the traditional family idealized in the 1950s is a historic flash in the pan Additionally Salerno fails to uote the statistics about crime drug abuse and teen pregnancy that we re supposed to be so concerned about most likely because doing so would substantially weaken his argument Teen pregnancy and birth rates reached a historic low in 2012 according to the CDC and the Guttmacher Institute Teens are delaying sexual activity and when they do become sexually active are likely to use contraceptives Drug abuse and crime have also declined leaving one to wonder exactly what statistics are supposed to keep us up at night Then there is the uestion of the artificial approach to marriage as offered by such self help books as The Rules Time Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr Right Salerno implies that these contrived approaches stifle true love thereby creating unstable unions leading to high divorce rate and on and on But the notion that romantic love should be the impetus for marriage is as much a new artificial idea as any other In other times and places the idea of basing a lifelong commitment on something as ephemeral as an emotion would seem ludicrous In point of fact arranged marriages obviously not based on unconditional love and clearly manufactured enjoy some of the highest rates of longevity and satisfaction so Salerno s causal connection between self help lack of true love and high divorce falls apartHe does point out that selfishness is also a factor in divorce and alleges that self help advocates selfishness Perhaps this is true in some cases but it should be noted that the connection between self help and selfishness is unproven it s Salerno s personal thesis This is significant because that s the biggest issue that Salerno takes with the self help genre the booksseminarsvideosweb sites make untested unproven claims regarding their treatment If we shouldn t believe self help authors when they claim their treatment produces desirable results why should we simply take Salerno s word that it does the opposite Salerno also addresses alternative medicine recounting the sad story of a woman named Debbie Benson who died of cancer because she refused biomedical treatment opting for alternative medicine instead He then attempts to terrify his readers informing them that 86 percent of Americans have sought out alternative medicine at some point in their life 62 percent of Americans are at risk of being the next Debbie Benson But wait the story of Debbie Benson is relatively rare Obviously 62 percent of Americans don t eschew all Western medicine according to the CDC 821 percent of American adults saw a physician last year alone and the figure is even higher for children 928 percent So it s clear that alternative medicine must be used in conjunction with biomedicine not in place of it But still the mere fact that there are cases like the Debbie Benson case Preventable medical errors that s biomedicine folks result in anywhere from 98000 to 195000 deaths a year making it the sixth leading cause of death in America if these numbers where counted as an independent category Alternative medicine doesn t even make at top 20 In comparison to Western biomedicine alternative medicine is rather innocuous But the danger posed by each respective practice is only part of the story Another important aspect of medicine is whether or not it works Biomedicine works and alternative medicine doesn t Except it does at least within a limited sphere Major medical studies have demonstrated that numerous alternative practices acupuncture prayer therapeutic touch etc are successful at reducing the subjective experience of pain The catch is that these effects are psychosomatic However psychosomatic relief is STILL relief This brings us closer to what people like Salerno actually mean alternative medicine doesn t work through appropriate biomedical mechanisms and is therefore bad Opponents of non Western medicine want you to feel better but only is it s on their terms and the trumped up dangers of alternative medicine provide a convenient smokescreen Salerno also fails to present any solutions to the perceived self help problem He seems uite content to criticize the genre s patrons and the American lay population implying that they re naive lazy and that they re only seeking easy answers He even manages to sueeze in some racism saying this of the decline in verbal scores on the SAT we ve also incorporated into mainstream expression increasing amounts of street dialect think Ebonics and other linguistic corruptionsMoreover American schools contain an ever larger population of immigrant children whose parents are disinclined to give up their native tongues This book is a huge disappointment leading me to believe that perhaps Salerno should help himself to a hearty portion of his own advice

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READ ´ Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless Ity and morale• How the Recovery movement has eradicated notions of personal responsibility by labeling just about anything from drug abuse to “sex addiction” to shoplifting a dysfunction or disease• How Americans blindly accept that twelve step programs offer the only hope of treating addiction when in fact these programs can do harm than good• How the self help 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 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 doneAlso available as an eBook From the Hardcover editio. Very good points not argued that well