Dr. Pearsall was the author of over 200 professional articles and eighteen international best-selling books.

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Dr. Pearsall’s book The Last Self-Help Book You’ll Ever Need, asserts that self-helpism has become a “psycho-religion” based on a set of McMorals - ubiquitous but unsubstantiated platitudes about daily living. To see if you’re free of the tyranny of self-improvement, answer “yes” or “no” to the following 20 questions.

yes no Statement
Do you think you’re happier than people living in Calcutta?
Would the people who know you best say you’re a joy to live and work with?
Do you laugh hard enough everyday that tears come from your eyes?
Do you sit around doing nothing several times a day?
Have you given up on all self-improvement and diet programs?
Are you free of the nagging of “health terrorism” and indulging yourself?
Are you less than you can be and proud of it?
Do you hold your anger in and stay out of touch with your inner feelings?
Would you want to be married to you?
Has your “outer elder” finally replaced your whining “inner child?”
Do you admit that you’re not addicted to anything, just too lazy and weak to change?
Do you think negatively, have a loosing attitude, and give up easily?
Are you living in denial?
Do you “kvetch?” (moan and complain)
Do you have low self-esteem and a lack of self-confidence?
Do you sometimes feel hopeless?
Do you love conditionally and expect people to deserve to be loved?
Do you blame as much as you forgive?
Do you have shame and guilt?
Is your family weird and dysfunctional?
The more “yes” answers, the more likely it is that you’re savoring your life rather than constantly striving to fix it. As a result, the healthier and happier you and those you love are likely to be. Your score is based on 20 questions. Scoring less than 10 means that you might like to read the book.
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The Last Self-help Book You'll Ever Need: Repress Your Anger, Think Negatively, Be a Good Blamer, and Throttle Your Inner Child
The April 18th Publisher's Weekly praises Dr. Paul Pearsall’s new book:
"Kudos to Pearsall for arguing against the platitudes of self-empowerment that dominate the self-help bookshelves. This contrarian volume gives readers plenty to consider and offers a hopeful and helpful approach to being mindful and fully engaged in each moment - good or bad."