Practically Perfect in Every Way: My Misadventures Through the World of Self-Help--and Back

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Penguin, May 6, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
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From Dr. Phil to the Fly Lady...“A level-headed, laugh-out-loud tour of the loopy world of self-help.”( Ann Crittenden, author of The Price of Motherhood and If You’ve Raised Kids, You Can Manage Anything)

Jennifer Niesslein has an okay life. But, dogged by a sense of dissatisfaction and a yearning for something she can’t quite name, she embarks on a two-year experiment, taking all manner of self-help advice— from housecleaning to marital to spiritual—in an effort to become a better, happier person. What Niesslein learns is that the road to self-help Nirvana is fraught with peril. She also discovers that there is such a thing as the good life—it’s just a question of how perfect you have to be to get it.
  

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I'm torn about how to review this book. For me, it started weak, got almost to the point of unbearable, and came back strong at the very end. The conceit here is that Niesslein, a basically content ... Read full review

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This is going to be a very mixed review. First off, when a writer writes their true experience, it is always useful and valid. Just the fact that they are writing their truth is enough to be valuable ... Read full review

Contents

The House
The Money
The Marriage
The
The Attempt to Screw My Head on Straight
The People Other Than Brandon and Caleb
The Body
8 The Soul
The Thrilling Conclusion
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