“Self-Help Messiah” by Steven Watts is the new critically acclaimed biography on Dale Carnegie Training’s founder, Dale Carnegie. We are excited to provide you with two exclusive excerpts from the book that The Economist called, “insightful and comprehensive”. Get a behind the scenes look at what shaped and created the man who penned one of the best selling books of all time.
“On a cold January evening in 1936, a great horde descended on the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City. Three thousand people crammed into the grand ballroom and onto the balcony encircling it, while hundreds more stood shivering on the sidewalk outside, unable to find even standing room as the hotel staff frantically wedged the doors shut and hoped the fire marshal would not appear. The throng was responding to a series of full-page ads in the New York Sun that promised “Increase Your Income,” “Learn to Speak Effectively,” “Prepare for Leadership.” Yet the crowd did not spring from the ranks of the working class or the desperately unemployed who were struggling to survive in the dark days of the Great Depression.”
Read More From First Excerpt – Introduction “Helping Yourself in Modern America”
Excerpt II: “Teaching & Writing”
“Copyright (c)2013 Steven Watts. Reprinted with permission from Other Press.”