Do Self Help Books Really Help? – Jefferson Exchange Interviews Dr. K

by Dr. Rick Kirschner on October 9, 2009

Jefferson Exchange Interviews Dr. K About Self Help Books


On Friday, September 25th, 2009, (just two days before my 60th birthday) the Jefferson Exchange on Jefferson Public Radio in the State of Jefferson (Northern California and Southern Oregon) interviewed me about my opinion on why people read self help books, whether reading them matters, and how to sustain a change in one’s life.   It was an interesting topic, and I enjoyed the interview enough to want to share it with you.

Here’s the promotional blurb from their website:

The Art of Change

Each year, Americans buy millions of self-help books in search of ways to improve their lives. But is living your life with purpose and passion a choice you can make after reading a book? Can we become “change artists”? “Yes”, according to Dr. Rick Kirschner, although “change is inevitable, progress is not.” Kirschner is a mediator, motivational speaker and a “life coach.” His books include “Insider’s Guide to the Art of Persuasion” and “Love Thy Customer: Creating Delight, Preventing Dissatisfaction, and Pleasing Your Hardest-to-Please Customer.”

If you’d like to hear the interview for yourself, you can listen to it in two parts.  The first part is here (be patient while it loads, part one is a 25 mb file).


Part two (a 21 mb file) is here:


Be well,


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