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The necessity of self-help lit

18 mins | May 28, 2017

Self-help books are to be found aplenty and they have also attracted immense criticism – especially that they encourage self-absorption or a withdrawal from civic engagement. But Joseph E Davis writing in The Hedgehog Review argues in favour of self help literature, telling us that they help people respond to a real felt need and navigate real problems. And not just that, even the most crassly self-centered books advocate doing something for others.

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From The Hedgehog Review