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What to Expect When You're Expecting

What should you expect from Hollywood's latest ensemble adaptation of a self-help book? In short, a lot of beautiful starlets — Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Cameron Diaz, and Anna Kendrick among them — joking about farting, circumcision, unintention
Expect a lot of silliness
By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  May 18, 2012
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The perils of self improvement

With a new decade comes dubious planning for self-betterment and the optimistic promise of a fresh start. However, even the best of intentions have the potential to go awry, and seemingly innocuous continuing-education courses are no exception.
When learning goes too far, get back on track
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  January 22, 2010
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Interview: Eugene Mirman

Much like the stand-up that has made him an alt-comedy mainstay, Eugene Mirman's first book, The Will to Whatevs (Harper Perennial), is a freewheeling mix of bemused ironies and trenchantly silly non-sequiturs.
Slow learner
By ROB TURBOVSKY  |  February 17, 2009
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Keep calm and carry on

City life — even when the city is as manageable as Portland — can be uniquely draining.
Becoming an Urban Soul Warrior
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 14, 2009
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Review: Yes Man

Once the one-note joke's been established, everything else follows with plodding, mechanical predictability.
The correct answer is "No"
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 16, 2008
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The Love Guru

Guru Pitka is a self-help mogul with origins in Mike Myers’s now tired vision of the groovy ’60s.
Derivative, crass, and boring
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  June 25, 2008


August 15, 2007


Wednesday
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  August 09, 2007
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A precursor to the world of info at your fingertips

The Whole Earth Catalog , once cited by Apple CEO Steve Jobs as “Google in paperback form,” was a revolutionary predecessor of the Web search engine.
Action speaks!
By MIRIAM ALTMAN  |  October 18, 2006

June 22, 2006

Waning moon in Taurus and Gemini, sun moves into Cancer. VOC 8:44 to 10:49 pm. A yen for self-improvement animates Leo, Taurus, and Scorpio, but it’s Aquarius who should be wary in the salon chair (you may think you’re being specific, but others hear vag
Thursday
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  June 21, 2006

Finding Waldo

In my experience, there is a moment in every relationship when a woman hands the man she is sleeping with a self-help book and says “Read it, or else.”
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By CAITLIN SHETTERLY  |  May 24, 2006

The perils of self-development

When learning goes too far, get back on track
When learning goes too far, get back on track
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  January 01, 1900