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Self-help Books: Why Americans Keep Reading Them
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ISBN 9780252029745
REGISTERED: 11/04/17
UPDATED: 11/29/20
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The overarching premise of the study is that self-help books, much like fairy tales, take traditional materials, especially stories and ideals, and recast them into extended essays that people happily read, think about, try to apply, and ...


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  • ISBN bar code 9780252029745 ξ1 registered September 21 2015
  • Product category is Book

"Using tools associated with folklore studies, Dolby then examines how the genre makes use of stories, aphorisms, and a traditional yet contemporary worldview. The overarching premise of the study is that self-help books, much like fairy tales, take traditional materials, especially stories and ideals, and recast them into extended essays that people happily read, think about, try to apply, and then set aside when a new embodiment of the genre comes along."--BOOK JACKET.


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    ^ (2013). Self-help Books: Why Americans Keep Reading Them (revised Oct 2015)

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