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    EBOOK NEW (Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless) ↠ Steve Salerno Steve Salerno Å 4 Read & Download Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å 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

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    EBOOK NEW (Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless) ↠ Steve Salerno Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å Steve Salerno characters Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless “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 dissert

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    EBOOK NEW (Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless) ↠ Steve Salerno characters Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless 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 bas

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    Steve Salerno Å 4 Read & Download Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å Steve Salerno characters Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless Steve Salerno needs to be commended for gathering such a vast amount of material for this bookThe part I personally like the most was the one about the self esteem movement in America's schools As someone who at

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    Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å Steve Salerno EBOOK NEW (Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless) ↠ Steve Salerno 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 i

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    Steve Salerno Å 4 Read & Download EBOOK NEW (Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless) ↠ Steve Salerno This may be unnecessarily hostile but should be essential reading for anyone who has ever read a self help book It's important to realize that self help publishing is an industry with the same motives for self perpetuation as any other industry

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    EBOOK NEW (Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless) ↠ Steve Salerno Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å Steve Salerno characters Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless Steve Salerno writes a blistering accusatory book about the self help and actualization movement ironically nicknamed SHAM but his arguments sometimes fall flat I kept thinking “Yes but” as I was reading through this book and in the interest of full disclosure I am not a fan of the movement but I have read some of Dr L

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    Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å Steve Salerno EBOOK NEW (Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless) ↠ 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 Who would have guessed AA's published numbers could be interpreted as meaning you're better

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    characters Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless Steve Salerno Å 4 Read & Download Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å Steve Salerno Very good points not argued that well

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    Steve Salerno Å 4 Read & Download Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å Steve Salerno characters Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless 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 author makes good points but sucks at arguing themNow a lot could be that this

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characters Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless Read & Download ¾ 104 Steve Salerno Å 4 Read & Download 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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characters Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless Read & Download ¾ 104 Steve Salerno Å 4 Read & Download 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. Steve Salerno needs to be commended for gathering such a vast amount of material for this bookThe part I personally like the most was the one about the self esteem movement in America s schools As someone who attended Austria s discriminating tier school system at a time when it was considered to be the 8th best school system in the world and also the mother of two American children who attended American schools I have thrown uite a few temper tantrum about the American school system While in 12th grade I myself translated Pliny the Elder s work from the original 7 errors in a translation of 300 words earned barely a D 8 error earned an F my children talked about traditional garbs in Ancient Rome really Even though Latin was not my favorite subject I was outraged at how the supposedly excellent school did not offer a rigorous curriculumuite fabulously Salerno offers Chicago teacher Mrs Daugherty s story Believing that she was cursed with a class of 6h grade students with learning disabilities Mrs Daugherty looks into her students files to check their I scores while the principal is off premises She discovers that most of her students I scores are 120 near genius level She therefore concludes that it is her fault that the students aren t learning and imposes a rigorous curriculum topped with vast amounts of homework and strict punishment for misbehavior and engineers a 180 degree turnout That surprises even the principal When he asks Mr Daugherty how she managed to do this Mr Daugherty confesses that she looked up the I levels and then adjusted her teaching method accordinglyuoting from SHAM Oh by the way he whispered as she turned around to retreat to her classroom I think you should know those numbers next to the kids names It s not their I scores It s their locker numbersIt s a brilliant story which illustrates the whole problem Originally Mrs Daugherty follows the adopted system of high expectations will automatically destroy the children s self worth Only when Mrs Daugherty believes incorrectly that she herself destroys these gifted kid s futures she imposes the toughest rules on regular children and not surprisingly succeedsSadly Salerno does not really analyze Mrs Daugherty s psychological state of mind then again maybe it is s not known At least to me it seems uite possible that Mrs Daugherty too was a victim of SHAM and therefore acted the way she didAs for the rest of the book Basically the author makes the case that with all these vast amounts of money poured into self help our society should see results yet it doesn t but instead we see a society depended on self help which may not lead to anythingWhile I agree with many parts of this book I do not agree with its portrayal of Oprah Winfrey Also while I believe that Tony Robbins can be found guilty of writing extremely long winded and boring books which lead to people buying his action loaded and much expensive seminars nobody wants having to work reading through Mr Robbins ridiculously boring books but plenty of youtube videos suggest that Mr Robbins seminars are lots of fun I do not believe that all people Salerno names in his book are in the same group of SHAM artists which takes away from the bookStill the worst problem of the book is What s the solution Pointing out major flaws of a system is good but it should be complimented by a solution If SHAM functions like a drug for its users as Mr Salerno kind of suggests wouldn t a different powerful system be needed to wean off SHAM usersMaybe Mr Salerno will write a 2nd book describing alternativesGisela Hausmann author blogger

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characters Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless Read & Download ¾ 104 Steve Salerno Å 4 Read & Download 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. 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 Who would have guessed AA s published numbers could be interpreted as meaning you re better off uitting on your own than joining AA He also gets into a lot of side topics that aren t so obviously self help such as alternative medicine and the self esteem movement I found it a very interesting read I fear that those who most need to read and think about these topics won t read or think about it

  • Paperback
  • 288
  • Sham How the Self Help Movement Made America Helpless
  • Steve Salerno
  • English
  • 04 September 2020
  • 9781400054107