Self-Help By The Stars

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Tyrese is to wisdom what hog head cheese is to health food.

Yet, I’m well aware that his book will be a bestseller. And so will all of the other celebrity-branded self-help books that follow. That’s fine – for them – but I wrote a piece over at The Grio for the rest of us that wonder, “Are y’all for real?”

Full disclosure: I’m not really in love with the title, “Are celebrity self-help books setting backs black?” That’s not really the gist of what I’m suggesting. Honestly, I just find a lot of them banal and filled with some of the very ideas that its readership – mainly black women – probably don’t need to hear anymore of. I don’t actually believe Twitter philosophers turned Dear Abby boppers will bring down black people.

But, it’s my own fault for not offering a super attention grabbing alternative. Other than that, I like the piece and I wrote it while being super sick.

Go me. As for the rest of you who are interested, go over here and check it out. Hit a ‘Like’ and pass it around if you would be so kind.

More updates soon. For real.

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