Author explores America's self-help culture

Feb 28, 2014


Lamb-Shapiro talks about the complexities of self-help at the individual level, as it is both empowering and a tremendous responsibility.
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From the supermarket check-out, to any bookstore best-seller section, to TV seminars and your smart phone, Americans are deluged with opportunities for self-improvement. We spend in the tens of billions of dollars annually, hoping to end co-dependency, cultivate our spirituality, improve our sleep. The list is endless.

Author Jessica Lamb-Shapiro has explored the country’s pervasive self-help culture. She embarked on a quest to conquer her fear of flying and even walked on hot coals.

Lamb-Shapiro shares her experiences and insights in her recent book, “Promise Land.”