Books Practically Perfect in Every Way My Misadventures Through the World of Self-help--and Back by Jennifer Niesslein Hardcover, 343 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $24.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitlePractically Perfect in Every WaySubtitleMy Misadventures Through the World of Self-help--and BackAuthorJennifer Niesslein Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary In a lighthearted examination of the self-help phenomenon, the author describes her personal self-improvement journey, an endeavor marked by the contradictory and trendy advice of high-profile experts and perilous perfectionist standards. Genres: Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Practically Perfect in Every Way Critics' Lists: Summer '07 Late-Summer Reads to Squeeze In Before Fall August 8, 2007 Lots of you are taking late-summer vacations or devoting weekends to squeezing out the last bits of this lovely season, and we didn't want you do to do it bookless. Summer Books 2007: Excerpts Excerpt: 'Practically Perfect in Every Way' August 6, 2007 In an effort to perfect herself, Jennifer Niesslein decides to follow the advice of several professional advice-givers, and the results are alternatingly hilarious and head-scratching.