But why am I talking about self-help books?
Well, two Christmases (Christmi?) ago I received a self-help book as a gift. Its goal was to encourage the readers, presumed "perfectionists," to "live more recklessly." The book was Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith. I thought this was a hilarious gift! A book with complete instructions on how to destroy it page by page. And how appropriate to give it to me, the girl who will read a book awkwardly from cover to cover without cracking the spine, "dog-earing" a page, or laying it out, splayed openly to save my page.
|Taken from the introduction to Smith's Wreck This Journal|