"7's the key number here. Think about it. 7-Elevens. 7 doors. 7, man, that's the number. 7 chipmunks twirlin' on a branch, eatin' lots of sunflowers on my uncle's ranch. You know that old children's tale from the sea. It's like you're dreamin' about Gorgonzola cheese when it's clearly Brie time, baby. Step into my office."
Cuz your f***ing fired!
Man, now I have to go home and watch that movie. Generally I avoid those books as well, but I'd recommend a Scott Mitchell book to anyone.
It all comes down to the author. If you're uneasy about a book, check out the author's blog (everyone has one, right?). Most of the books I read are after I've heard good things about the author, not necessarily the book.