Self-Help and Inspirational Books that did Neither

A Listmania! list by Amy Rye
 
The Prophet (A Borzoi Book)
1.  The Prophet (A Borzoi Book) by Kahlil Gibran
The list author says:
  "The only good thing I can say about this one is that I was able to read it quickly.  Still, that's half an hour of my life I'll never get back."
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Poems of Inspiration & Comfort
2.  Poems of Inspiration & Comfort by Rh Value Publishing
The list author says:
  "The good poems in this book--both of them--I had already read in better, less thematically-inclined anthologies.  Look at that--people are finding this list as helpful as I found these books.  >8-P~"
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Life's Little Instruction Book: 511 Suggestions, Observations, and Reminders on How to Live a Happy and Rewarding Life
3.  Life's Little Instruction Book: 511 Suggestions, Observations, and Reminders on How to Live a Happy and Rewarding Life by H. Jackson Brown Jr
The list author says:
  "Little to say about this one--it read like someone else's to-do list (which it was).  I got it sometime before I left for college and sold it at the college's used book fair."
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The Birth Order Book
4.  The Birth Order Book by Kevin Leman
The list author says:
  "The author reserves most of his commentary for oldest and middle children, making his prophecy about middle children being ignored a self-fulfulling one. Guess what I am?"
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Oh, The Places You'll Go!
5.  Oh, The Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
The list author says:
  "I tried to like this.  But its optimism grated on me.  Not all situations should be met with good cheer or pulling yourself up by your bootstraps.  Sometimes the only sane response is to get pissed."
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