How Self Improvement Turned Into Self Obsession

I’ve joked in the past that I could open a therapy practice with the books on my shelf. If a woman I was dating saw the passages, I’ve underlined in the books like The 48 laws of Power or The Art of Seduction, she might conclude that I’m a manipulative sociopath.

I’ve searched through books, interviewed experts, attended seminars, hired coaches all in search of “solutions” to my…