1. What is the purpose of self-help books? Is it…
o To comfort?
o To teach?
o To entertain?
2. Can you give any examples of self-help books that have comforted you, taught you something, or entertained you?
3. What do self-help books focus on?
4. If you were to buy a self-help book, what would it be about:
o Psychology / Assertiveness / Self-confidence /
o Human behavior
o Children’s upbringing / Family issues /Parenting
o Emotional intelligence
o Stress management / relaxation
o Health problems
o Career development
o Saving the Earth
5. Have you ever bought or read a self-help book?
6. Do you think that self-help books can actually help you to solve a problem or a difficult situation you have to deal with?
7. If reading a self-help book does not help, who should you turn to for assistance?
8. Do you think the solutions given in a self-help book can be a utopia?
9. Can you mention any self-help books that have been best-sellers in Spain or which are in the top-twenty non-fiction books from Spanish newspapers these days?