This book examines recent ideas that self-help might not work. It gives personal experiences of doing self-help that might be enlightening to some readers going through the same process. But it is not all negative about self-help at all as a book. Somebody reading a self-help book may be seeking answers or some truth about life. He or she could actually really find it. And the ride may be worth the view as well. It is just a case that you can't get too frustrated on the way or you will not enjoy the ride and the rue the day you went. This book explains how you can enjoy the ride and the view a bit better and not feel bitter about reading self-help books. This is possibly for years that some people have read them and don't think they have gotten anywhere or they are worse. Looking on the bright side is a good self-help strategy in itself! The reader might just not have thought of it like this about self-help books. This book explains this point and more.