The world right now is awash with “Self help helpers”. I’ve been inundated this week with books teaching me how to be a better version of myself. The Power of Habit: Why we do what we do and how to Change. Unf#ck Your Brain: Getting over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-Outs and Triggers… with Science. The Purpose Driven Life: What on earth am I here for? My favourite: Smart Woman: How to gain financial independence and create wealth. Every day… every hour of every day I that spend on social media… I am told that I am not a perfect, whole, functioning, normal, kind, enlightened woman. Every message that is sent to me says that I need to change if I want to be a better version of myself; if I want to have a better life than the one I have now. It leaves me feeling anxious, inadequate, emotionally wanting, poor and stupid. If you can remember The Beatles, or have danced in the golden circle at a Bruce Springsteen concert, you will remember that most famous – ever – self-help book by ...

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