By Brian M. Raftery
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:42 AM EDT
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Self-help Nation

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The glut of insipid, Chicken Soup-style in- spirational tomes is hardly a new development, but it sure ticks off Tiede, who takes what should have been a Sunday-paper column and stretches it to 200-plus repetitive pages. Taking time to attack seemingly every book in this expansive genre — from marriage fixing to financial counseling — and counter it with folksy, ”no kid- ding” platitudes of his own, Tiede unknowingly creates what he hates: a costly, shelf-clogging collection of musings and observations that amount to nothing more than good ol’ common sense. C-

Self-help Nation

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  • Tom Tiede

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