Re: Self-Help Books... Uh, No. Not Now.
I think I can relate to your anger about the self-help book. It sounds like you want real solutions to your financial difficulties, which I think is completely legitimate. I think you're right. Reading a self-help won't solve your financial problems. I think the possible benefit of reading a self-help book is becoming more self-forgiving about issues that are beyond your control.
You'll still have your problems to face, but you may have more resiliency and patience for overcoming such challenges when you're not so burdened by anxiety and similar emotions.