Exhibition:
"Self-Help Library: Cathy Busby"
Date
September 23 - November 23 1994
Description

"Emotional pain is an abundant resource and the self-help book has a flourishing market. The Self-Help Library presents the museum visitor with several hundred titles to skim, tracing four decades of the recovery industry. The books of the 40s and 50s give birth to pop psychology, those of the 60s and 70s cater to the anxieties of
the New Woman, with the 80s come stress and burnout remedies. The 90s offer the intimate life stories of female celebrities that give a face to the conditions we've learned to name: 'Adult survivors of child sexual abuse' as told by Roseanne and 'eating disorders' as embodied by Lady Di."

Artist
Series
Copyright
Courtesy the Artist and New Museum
Identifier
1703