Self Help Altered Book swap

June 1, 2009 at 11:26 pm 2 comments

self help AB page spread 1

Originally uploaded by Jurassic2008

My latest altered book for swapping is about the humorous side of Self Help books. I’m using a book from the ’60’s about improving your life as the substrate and there are some very funny quotes and dated anecdotes in there as inspiration.

Here, I make a play on the Ayn Rand quote about our mind being the most powerful weapon. On this page, there is a drawing of Stephen Covey and his thoughts from a Southwest Magazine article.

But when we flip the page, I have a drawing from a NY Times magazine of a body with headaches, dizziness and blurry vision (get it–our brain is NOT a good weapon?).

I also have a “Fix Yourself” page for the book too.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. linda woods  |  June 11, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Great pages and a clever idea! 🙂

    • 2. jurassic  |  June 11, 2009 at 10:49 pm

      Thanks so much Linda! I’m honored you were on my blog…I am very inspired by your books.


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