There are a lot of people out there who need help themselves or want to be able to help people. Unlike most books, Marie McIntosh's selfesteem helper 'Gaining Substance' doesn't tout loving yourself off the bat. With dry remarks made from personal experience, a large helping of familial advice and the sensibility to realize you can't love yourself if you don't know who that is, the depth within the short work is remarkable.
McIntosh delivers when she promises to advise you on becoming a 'person of substance', and she doesn't hesitate to recommend extra advice from external sources, because she also doesn't hesitate (well, maybe she meanders) to state that she's not promising miracles, she's helping you realize that it's you who has to choose what and how and when to change. The first of a series, Gaining Substance is about helping you heal yourself.