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A Readers’ Advisory Podcast about becoming better library staff by reading every genre, whether we like them or not! Every month we read books from a new, randomly picked genre; then on the podcast we discuss our reading choices, experiences, opinions, appeal factors, and other related topics as friends and library workers.

Oct 18, 2016

This episode we take on the genre of Self Help, and are decidedly unenthused. We talk about reading what was on our parents' book shelves, books filled with terrible advice, and the fact that even if the advice in a book is good we're probably just going to ignore it.

Your hosts in this episode

Anna Ferri | Meghan Whyte | Jessi | Matthew Murray



Did Not Finish

Other Titles Mentioned

(Almost every single one of the above books has a Title: Subtitle. That was too many words/too much work for us. You all just get the Title part.)



  • Do you read self-help books and then not implement any of their advice?
  • Have you ever taken part in Bibliotherapy?
  • When would you recommend professional intervention vs a self-help book?
  • Have you ever thrown a book across a room?

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Join us again on Tuesday, November 1st, when we discuss Supernatural and Paranormal non-fiction!