By Clarissa Cruz
Updated March 26, 1999 at 05:00 AM EST

Self-helpless: The Greatest Self-help Books You'll Never Read

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They rule the best-seller chart, but self-help books are still wide open to ribbing. In this wickedly droll parody, Self-Helpless: The Greatest Self-Help Books You’ll Never Read, stand-up comics Bines and Greenberg skewer familiar advice tomes and the people who love them. Our favorite titles: Life’s Little Insurrection Book (”Sticks and stones may break their bones, so aim for the extremities”) and The Complete and Utter Idiot’s Guide to Life (”Take heart, cretin!”). There’s also a Further Reading section containing such guffaw-inducing suggestions as Buns of Steely Dan; Eat Bait, Lose Weight; and Martha Stewart Prison Living. Cheaper (and much more fun) than therapy. A-

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