This is a good solid book with which makes some very interesting points.
Steve Salerno writes a blistering accusatory book about the self-help and actualization movement (ironically nicknamed SHAM) but his arguments sometimes fall flat.
Unfortunately, I can't give Salerno's book to any of the people who need to read it.
It's too bad this book is so readable, because this book is a sham. I think Steve Salerno got too close to the fire - he starts sounding like the fast talking con artists he is... Read morePublished 1 month ago by DietDecafPepsi
I bought this book hoping for a solid piece of investigative journalism, perhaps akin to Lawrence Wright's takedown of Scientology, Going Clear. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lauren Standifer
I had a mixed reaction to Sham... although a lot of what the author says is obviously true, he seems to "throw the baby out with the bath water" in his condemnation of all... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Wild Bill53
I read this book years ago, so can't address detail in this review. At the time I found it engaging, and eye-opening. Read morePublished 12 months ago by H. South
I've just finished reading this excellent critique of the self help industry, an industry that has gotten it's fair share of my hard earned money. Read morePublished 16 months ago by RV1960
This is a good solid book with which makes some very interesting points. The two things he does very well is first to point out that the self-help movement promotes two... Read morePublished 16 months ago by jurgfella
There is no doubt that self help is a "value" like "baseball" is a value too.
Those that value it spend much on it like myself; whereas others value "beer", some value... Read more
Starts off well, but after detailing the perils of a victim culture, Salerno veers heavily into the victimization of men and boys in Western Culture. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Cynthia Potts
Steve Salerno writes a blistering accusatory book about the self-help and actualization movement (ironically nicknamed SHAM) but his arguments sometimes fall flat. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Barbara L. Lemaster