Self-Help in America

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Despite the best of intentions, New Year's resolutions are often broken almost as soon as they're made. But, now an entire industry has sprung up to help us attain our goals. With books, CD's, videotapes and personal coaching, does the self-help movement offer us more than we need? We ask self-help authors, spiritualists, and critics. (Sara Terry, of The Christian Science Monitor guest hosts.)
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Warren Olney