Brooklyn-based comedian Jolenta Greenberg and culture critic Kristen Meinzer read self-help books so the rest of us don’t have to. On their popular podcast, “By The Book,” the pair shares their experiences after painstakingly following the advice of a variety of self-help books. The podcast, which has been acclaimed by NPR and The New York Times, has featured titles including Zero Waste Home and A Girl’s Guide to Joining the Resistance.
Now readers can get a taste of what Greenberg and Meinzer do on-air in their hilarious new book, How to Be Fine: What We Learned from Living by the Rules of 50 Self-Help Books (William Morrow; Available Now). In the book, the pair keeps it real about what worked and what was a waste of time in some of the books they’ve explored. If you feel like you need to live by The Miracle Morning, read this book first.