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(The Grio) — With an economy only encouraging to the makers of Rosetta Stone, a trite media narrative spelling doom for single black women over the age of 30 and three days, along with a host of other worldly problems it’s not surprising to see many people looking for tips on how to better themselves and their situations.  Of all the ways to do so, book publishers have arguably found the best way to capitalize on it monetarily by way of the celebrity self-help book.  Books from the likes of comedian Steve Harvey and actor Hill Harper have gone on to sell millions of copies and have since spawned new titles from stars such as Janet Jackson, Tyrese Gibson, and Lil’ Wayne’s ex-wife, Antonio Carter.  While these books may prove themselves to be easy bestsellers, one wonders what exactly qualifies these celebrities to brand themselves as self-help gurus.

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