Shelf Help article today found on one of those pages torn from the Sunday magazine that you mean to return to but never do. Shelf Help launched by publisher Vintage so unashamedly about selling books but that doesn’t mean should automatically be rejected. It was a year-long campaign encouraging people to pick up fiction and non-fiction instead of self-help books to help them feel better. A promise was made by publisher to readers that if they read (these) books then “they will finish 2014 happier, wiser and more inspired to explore their lives.” I’m willing to consider it could be so. Books have always been a non judgemental source of support. But it’s quite a claim, just as well it didn’t have to pass a clinical trial to be made.
Curious to find out more about this ‘wonder drug’ here a link. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jan/17/not-self-help-books-shelf-help As ever leave you to decide what is sense and nonsense. Me I’m going to curl up in chair with a good book and add ‘reading’ to the therapy kit.
Have a good day