The Gist

A Cry for Self-Help

Books that promise “a new you” often don’t cure us, but they sure can expose our greatest anxieties.

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In the interview, we turn to self-help experts Kristen Meinzer and Jolenta Greenberg about the “new you” books that are good, bad, and absolute nonsense. Meinzer and Greenberg are hosts of the Panoply show By the Book.

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