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Confessions of a self-help writer : the journal of Michael Enzo

Author: Benjamin W DeHaven
Publisher: Midlothian, VA : Lagniappe Publishing, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A ghost, a philanthropist, a con man, a devout Catholic, a gigolo, a savior, an heir, a common man, and an addict are just some of the words used to describe Michael Enzo, who some sources credit with ghost-writing more than 108 self-help books on behalf of celebrities, politicians and business leaders. After failing to make what he considered to be a positive impact on society he began to destroy those closest to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin W DeHaven
ISBN: 9780989912693 0989912698
OCLC Number: 879371576
Description: 1 online resource (176 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Who Is Michael Enzo?; Confessions (1); The Oprah Hypothesis; Self-Help Revelations; Reflections; Confessions (2); EXCERPT FROM: A Leader Surfaces (1998); Lude Pellets; EXCERPT FROM: Dealing with Your Parents' Past First (1994); EXCERPT FROM: The Rose-Colored Glass Is Smeared (1992); EXCERPT FROM: Lonely Man's Game (1999); Wasted Potential; The World Is Your Oyster; Define Your Appearance; Confessions (3); The Territorial Instincts of a House Cat; Columbia; Forward Momentum; Confessions (4); Brush with the Dark Side; A Polack Finds His Socks; Quick Spanish Lesson. Nick the GreekTwo-Minute Interlude; Bookmaker's Education; Panic in Detroit; Cabrini Dreams; Red; A Light in My Darkness; Draw Antonio, Draw and Don't Waste Time; Fan Club Subscriptions Are Dropping; Loneliness; Finding the Motivation; Final Journal Entry from Michael Enzo; Confessions (5); Appendix; About the Author.
Responsibility: Benjamin W. DeHaven.

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A ghost, a philanthropist, a con man, a devout Catholic, a gigolo, a savior, an heir, a common man, and an addict are just some of the words used to describe Michael Enzo, who some sources credit with ghost-writing more than 108 self-help books on behalf of celebrities, politicians and business leaders. After failing to make what he considered to be a positive impact on society he began to destroy those closest to him including Benjamin DeHaven, the author of this book, and former collaborator. Defrauding an industry for almost 20 years by exploiting people's insecurities and profiting from them, more than likely these friends contributed more to the field of self-help, while profiting from it, than they will ever know. Believing they could only understand people's problems by suffering along with them, they lived on the razor's edge. If you've ever picked up a tell-all biography of a celebrity or a title from the self-help section at the bookstore, certainly you would question the source. This is an inside look at the mind of Michael Enzo and it is the author's hope that people will start helping themselves again after reading it. Discover what turns someone from preaching salvation towards seeking its destruction. You won't believe this could be true.

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