From Publishers Weekly
Kaminer takes witty potshots at the omnipresent self-help programs and authors that are giving psychotherapists a run for their money.
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From Library Journal
If you have been purchasing some of the many recent books on codependency, 12-step programs, or recovery, you should buy this strong critique of the self-help movement. Kaminer, a lawyer and journalist, does not address the effectiveness of such programs; she explores their social implications, arguing that they encourage passivity, social isolation, and emotionality, attitudes antithetical to democracy. A distinctive and highly recommended title. For other critiques of the self-help movement, see "Alternative Titles" in "Making Room for the Recovery Boom," LJ 5/1/92, p. 49-52.--Ed.- Mary Ann Hughes, Washington State Univ. Libs., Pullman
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