Chap reviews Dr. Phil
Posted in News February 10th, 2008 by Greg

Another of my reviews by “Chap Gmunderson”. Enjoy.

drphilselfmatters.jpg Self Matters: Creating Your Life from the Inside Out
by Phillip C. McGraw

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2stars.gifDisappointed for the First Time by Dr. Phil, sad, January 27, 2005

By Chap Gmunderson

As a longtime Dr. Phil and Oprah fan, I got this book with the highest of expectancy. However, I find it to be full of advice which if followed, would not be as effective as that in his previous tomes. Obviously we create our lifes from the inside out. How else would this happen? Outside-in is just backwards and leaves a hollow person like one of those chocolate rabbits that aren’t as good as the solid ones and ruin Easter. This is the type of obvious logic which runs rampart in this book of Dr. Phil. The lack of input of Oprah is also sorely lacking, and may be the reason for my disappointment. Normally I find his “get real” Phil-osophy (get it?) to be a breath of fresh air, but here it is “over the edge” – when he cites an example of a man being unsure of how to paint his car and despondent over his losing of a job and his girlfriend turning out to be underage, Dr. Phil is uncharactericly harsh, and his advise consists of “get over it”. Get over it? Dr. Phil, I may be “over you”, which makes me sad because some of the best times of my life has been reading your advice, watching your shows, watching you on Oprah and the fireworks between you that are close to heaven’s ardor, reading your cookbooks, eating your snack bars, and watching you on other talk shows talking about how you look like Jeffrey “Hey Now!” Tambor and revealing your good humor about that embarassment, and how you even occasionally say “Hey Now!” to people to raise their spirits. These things I hold dear, and I hope in the future you stick to what you know best, good “get real” advice, and stay away from life-creating; that is God’s work, I hope you know.

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  1. mary says

    Did you ever see the sorta-recent Treehouse of Horrors episode of The Simpsons where Homer eats Dr. Phil and says he “tastes like Jeffery Tambor”? For some reason I thought of that just now. Carry on.

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