These 19 Satirical Books Are The Self-Help Titles We All Actually Need

"How to wake up every morning and spend valuable time building somebody else's dream."

Do people still read self-help books? We have no idea, but if Johan Deckmann's titles were real, we definitely would. 

In his Art Therapy series, Deckmann scours antique shops for books and transforms the covers into satirical self-help titles such as How to Feel the Way You Felt Before You Knew What You Know Now and How to Be Really Passionate About Not Caring

Deckmann is an artist and psychotherapist, so the idea for the series came up naturally as he made observations about human behaviors. "Art is a good platform for psychological interaction or awareness," he told The Guardian. "As I see it, I make only one half of the work — the other half is done in your head." 

The satirical titles are witty and meant to make you laugh, but they also make some brutally honest points about some the things too many of us do, think, and feel. 

"Humor is a pretty convenient companion, given humankind's condition," he said. "I think gratitude, appreciation of being here and a portion of self-irony are the main keys to a happy life."

If you're looking for more information on the secrets to living a happy life, you can check that out here. But for everyone else's there are Deckmann's beautifully satirical titles below. 



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(H/T: The Guardian

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