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.
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 10 days 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 4 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 10 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 14 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 14 months ago by jurgfella
==While I agree with some parts of this book, (some people have gotten rich off of dubious self-help groups), Steve Slareno's criticism of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is UN-informed,... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Working Guy
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 19 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 20 months ago by Barbara L. Lemaster