You already know that, try as I might, I'm never going to be a chipper self-help smiley book reader. I have friends who religiously read The Secret, Is My Clutter Making Me Fat, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Who Moved My Blackberry and other such titles. Usually in a moment of uncharacteristic enthusiasm I will buy said book on a friend's recommendation, I'll wait 5 minutes for it to arrive from Amazon and then I'll be well and truly over it before it gets here.
So, cynical as I am, I read THIS news story with a little smirk. Hypnosis, shnypnosis. As if positive thinking actually works... Well, as always I had a momentary fit of motivation and I ordered THIS book here. No sooner had my credit card details been accepted than I had already mentally placed it on the shelf next to Eat Pray Love.
So tell me, what are your thoughts on self-help books and what have you read?