St. John Henry Newman’s Recipe for Perfection

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The following are one-sentence blurbs that describe a few of the most current New York Times bestselling nonfiction books.

“An examination of the cognitive skills of rethinking and unlearning that could be used to adapt to a rapidly changing world.”

“An approach to dealing with trauma that shifts an essential question used to investigate it.”

“A botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation espouses having an understanding and appreciation of plants and animals.”

“The multiple award-winning actress describes the difficulties she encountered before claiming her sense of self and achieving professional success.”

Based on the types of books that people are buying (and possibly reading), we could argue that the sub-genre of “self-help” is perhaps the most sought after. The lens through which one wants to “cure” oneself, be it un-education, self-therapy, an appreciation of nature, or becoming successful in your field of work; in the end we’re all searching for one thing – how to be perfect.

It’s not an outlandish thing to want to be perfect.


St. John Henry Newman’s Recipe for Perfection

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