By People Staff
July 10, 1978 12:00 PM

by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

His previous pop psych book, Your Erroneous Zones, thanks to Dyer’s genius for self-promotion, sold almost five million copies. But he still has not cleared up one of his own erroneous areas: writing fairly simpleminded self-help books. The idea this time is to avoid being “a victim,” which Dyer seems to define as anyone who does not get his own way 100 percent of the time. He advises aggressive behavior, taking only yes for an answer and a slogan—”A clerk is a jerk”—that is created to aid people in standing up to bureaucracy. Astoundingly, Dyer, who was a practicing psychotherapist, also recommends such techniques as feigning “a nervous breakdown” to con people into caving in. There is more along that line, or, as Dyer would say in his meandering prose, “or whatever,” “etc.” “and so on.” (Funk & Wagnalls, $8.95)