My first book, Poe for Your Problems: Uncommon Advice from History's Least Likely Self-Help Guru, just came out from Hachette.
The critics are ravin'...
“I loved this! A book Poe himself might’ve written: fun, dangerous, a little dark, semi-autobiographical, ambitious but not pompous, and funny and outrageous!”
―Steve Hely, producer of THE OFFICE, 30 ROCK, and VEEP, author of HOW I BECAME A FAMOUS NOVELIST
“Books about people’s successes are common. Books where you can learn from someone’s painful demons and failures are rarer—but far more meaningful. Cat's writing on Poe is insightful, funny and important.”
―Ryan Holiday, author of THE OBSTACLE IS THE WAY
"Imagine The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People―set in a Stephen King novel. This is my favorite self-help book written with a horror backdrop."
―Chris Guillebeau, author of THE ART OF NON-CONFORMITY and THE $100 STARTUP
“This is more like an anti-self-help book, a guide to accepting yourself for the substance-abusing, sexually suspect fuckup you already are; a how-to for cultivating grudges, nurturing petty jealousies and vendettas, scheming the destruction of your enemies and indulging delusions of grandeur. I endorse this.”
―Tim Kreider, author of I WROTE THIS BOOK BECAUSE I LOVE YOU and WE LEARN NOTHING
“Fresh, page-turning, deeply informed and often funny, Catherine Baab-Muguira’s Poe for Your Problems brings us a sorely overdue Poe-meets-modernity perspective that won’t simply make its readers happier but smarter and even saner, too.”
―Alan Pell Crawford, author of HOW NOT TO GET RICH: THE FINANCIAL MISADVENTURES OF MARK TWAIN
“Beautifully written, funny, clever and wise, Poe for Your Problems shines brightly despite its dark subject matter.”
—John Reeves, author of A FIRE IN THE WILDERNESS: THE FIRST BATTLE BETWEEN ULYSSES S. GRANT AND ROBERT E. LEE
“On the surface, it is something of a self-help satire, mining Poe’s difficult life to make readers feel better about theirs. Scratch that surface, though, and you find a deeper, more profound purpose… a book that is witty yet weighty, designed to provide smiles but also a lift.”
—THE RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH