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Self-Help Gets Its Comeuppance

By Meg Williams

She surveyed the landscape of our culture's addiction to self-help. Now Jessica Lamb-Shapiro talks to The Fix about her new book Promise Land, and why the story of self improvement is so personal to her. MORE  

Facing My Fears: Hospitals and Fake Eyelashes

By Sue Smith

Being sober in AA helped me show up for my stepdad—and not freak out—when a scary mishap during surgery landed him in the ICU. MORE  

Facing Fear Sober

By Anna David

I used to hoover cocaine and drown myself in alcohol. Plus, I was so ruled by terror I couldn’t even admit I was scared. Sobriety has changed most of that. MORE  

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