Self-help books are the second most popular genre sold on Amazon. Need to tune up that body and mind? Self-help books to the rescue. Dale Carnegie started it all with How to Win Friends and Influence people in 1936. Carnegie could have called it How to Separate People From their Money While You’re Smiling. Then along came The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People-and no, smoking isn’t one of them. For a great self-help book, you need a great title. Here are a few and yes, they are all real: Think and Grow Rich, Who Moved My Cheese. Make Your Bed and my personal favorite Eat That Frog. It’s about stopping procrastination and I plan to read it…someday. Naughty words are popping up: There’s the rather tame You Are a Badass and then there’s the Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck and the sensitive Fuck Your Feelings, which promises to help you control your lizard brain. So, don’t procrastinate, and the next time you want to win friends and influence people, eat a frog, make your bed and fuck your feelings. It’s all in the book. I’m Grumpy Old Dan Smith and you can hear the radio versions of these rants on WLHA, the Big 64.
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