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‘Poe for Your Problems’ Offers Melancholic Self-Help in Time for Halloween

by Waylon Jordan
Poe for Your Problems

Of all the classic authors of the macabre one might turn to in times of self-doubt, Edgar Allan Poe might not seem the best choice, but that’s exactly who we’re getting in an upcoming book titled Poe for Your Problem: Uncommon Advice from History’s Least Likely Self-Help Guru.

Written by Catherine Baab-Muguira, the book was inspired by her 2017 viral article “Edgar Allan Poe was a Broke-Ass Freelancer,” which appeared on The Millions.

The book’s official synopsis reads:

“Of all the writers anywhere, Poe might be the least likely person you’d ever turn to for advice. His life was a complete dumpster fire: he married his cousin; got fired from one job after another; constantly feuded with friends and rivals; and he was always broke. But that’s also precisely the point. Though Poe failed again and again, he also persevered.

Drawing deeply on his works and life, Catherine Baab-Muguira takes the familiar image of Poe in a new and surprising direction in this darkly inspiring self-help book. Despite what you might think, Edgar Allan Poe is the perfect person to teach you to say “Nevermore, problems!” and show you how to use all the terrible situations, tough breaks, bad luck, and even your darkest emotions in novel and creative ways to make a name for yourself and carve out your own unique, notorious place in the world.

An inspirational tale for black sheep everywhere, Poe for Your Problems will teach you how to overcome life’s biggest challenges to succeed at work, love, and art—despite the odds and no matter your flaws.”

Among the lessons included in Poe for Your Problems, readers will find how to lean into their neuroses and thrive through self-sabotage and how to fudge your résumé by inflating your workplace contributions>

Who doesn’t need those lessons in 2021? In fact, in 2021, Poe just might be the savior we need…

Poe for Your Problems is slated for release on September 7, 2021 from Hachette Books. CLICK HERE for ordering information!