What happens when you follow all the advice in a self-help book?

Marianne Power did just that...

In search of the elusive ‘perfect life’, Marianne Power decided to put herself in the hands of self-help gurus, she tested one self-help book a month for a year. She followed each  book’s advice religiously, which led to a great deal of soul-searching, a seemingly endless repertoire of hilarious stories, and her own book - Help Me!

Here, Marianne gives us her top five self-help book clichés and lets us in on the five books that had the greatest impact on her.

Marianne’s top five self-help clichés:

Marianne on five of the books featured in Help Me!

Help Me!

Book cover for Help Me!

Marianne Power was stuck in a rut. Then one day she wondered: could self-help books help her find the elusive perfect life?

She decided to test one book a month for a year, following their advice to the letter. What would happen if she followed the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People? Really felt The Power of Now? Could she unearth The Secret to making her dreams come true?
Help Me! is an irresistibly funny and incredibly moving book about a wild and ultimately redemptive journey that will resonate with anyone who’s ever dreamed of finding happiness.

The audiobook of Help Me! Is also available now, read by Marianne herself (and her mother).