Monday, December 30, 2013

Hot off the presses: "New Year's Resolutions are Bad for You." —Time magazine

Your favorite (cynical) blogger appears prominently in this piece from Time, just out. Getting lots of media requests, too. I'll update as I know more, for those who care, wink.


Anonymous said...

This happens often enough for you that I'm surprised you weren't able to build more of a franchise out of your book. I'm not being snide or ironic. You seem to be their go-to guy when anyone needs a quote. You should've been able to build your own anti-SHAM empire but you fell asleep at the switch? Or maybe, you needed more positive thinking, LOL!

Steve Salerno said...

Just did a nice segment on KDKA Pittsburgh. Two more to come today.

Dimension Skipper said...

Sorta, kinda relevant, though perhaps only in an on-the-periphery way. Mainly just thought this would be of some potential interest to you. (And, if not, feel free to just not publish this comment. For that matter, even if it IS of interest, you don't really have to publish it either if you don't feel it's relevant enough to this particular post, but I didn't quite know where else to put it.) ...

The British amateur who debunked the mathematics of happiness
By Andrew Anthony, The Guardian
Saturday 18 January 2014

The astonishing story of Nick Brown, the British man who began a part-time psychology course in his 50s – and ended up taking on America's academic establishment.

Dimension Skipper said...

The Woman Who Couldn’t Stop Buying Self-Help Books
By Jean Fain* (March 28, 2014)

Last but not least, self-help books perpetuate the myth that changing yourself, all by yourself, is an effective way to go. A can-do attitude may be the American way, but this do-it-yourself approach inadvertently discourages independent-minded readers from getting much-needed support.

Which is what Kaye, my client who couldn’t stop buying self-help books, finally realized. Slowly, but surely, she unloaded a good number of self-help books and started asking for help from her husband, a neighbor, a women’s support group.


* Jean Fain, LICSW, MSW, is a Harvard Medical School-affiliated psychotherapist and the author of “The Self-Compassion Diet.”