Forum Theme 2
People buy and read books to gain something they lack in their lives. One might read a novel to have fun, one might read a philosophy book to rethink his/her worldview, or one might read a how-to book to learn an easy process for self-improvement. Self-help books, in particular, are explicit instruction manuals for achieving personal and relational well being (Zimmerman, Holm, and Haddock 122). By analyzing popular self-help books, one can discover what people believe they might be lacking.
©2009 Kaori Yamada
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"Rules for Becoming a Graceful Woman: Rhetorical Analysis of the Japanese Self-Help Book Grace of Women,"
UNIversitas: Journal of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity: Vol. 5
, Article 15.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/universitas/vol5/iss2/15