And speaking of . . .
Patti Digh, author of life is a verb and one of the most creative talents around, really knows how to use four-letter, oops, four little words, and now she's put together her very own collection, "Four Word Self Help". Read her advice here: http://37days.typepad.com/FourWord.pdf
This contender for Best Little Pocket-Book Guides has more than a dozen categories - from Social Media, to Diversity, to Travel, to You Yourself, to Other Stuff - into which Patti sorts her guides while parsing the meaning of the phrase "short and sweet."
Not wanting to miss an opportunity to add my own four-cents' worth, here are a few of my Four Words (for) Self Help:
My guide to understanding Art in America - Just Make It Up
My guide to buying a Salvador Dali - Buyer Beware Beware Beware
My guide to enjoying foreign-language films - Just Read Their Lips
My guide for students using Cliff Notes - Think You Can? Not!
My guide to completing reading assignments - Start Hitting the Books
My guide to surviving your teen's heavy metal phase - Just. Turn. It. Off.
My guide to writing in iambic pentameter - Gotta Keep the Beat
I'll add to these categories periodically. Now, get creative! And share your own Fab Four.