Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Dale Carnegie's Unique Catholicity

"As the impact settled in, the author [Dale Carnegie] grew amazed by the breadth as well as the volume of the book's [How to Win Friends and Influence People] appeal.  'One day my publishers received two orders in the same mail," he told a journalist with a laugh.  'One was from a theological seminary, which wanted 50 copies for its ministerial students.  The other came from a madame of a high-class bordello in Paris.  She needed nine copies for her girls.  I am the only author you ever saw who wrote a book used as a text in two such highly divergent fields.'"
                                               --Steven Watts, Self-help Messiah, p. 263

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