|Plot Summary of The Making of Dr. Phil|
|"Dembling and Guitierrez have uncovered some very unflattering aspects of the famous Dr. Phil McGraw's life and personal history.
In their unauthorized biography of Dr. Phil, they chronicle the rise of this superstar self-help guru. Along the way they recount the failed business ventures, poor business management practices, his failed first marriage due in large part to his neglect and mistreatment, his doctorate degree from an unimpressive academic institution, his partnership in Pathways where he bullies an unfair 3 way split, his straying from the business at hand and eventual sale of his portion without consent or knowledge of the other founding partner, right up to his less than charming treatment of the "little people" who help create his popluar television show.
Very little of Dr. Phil's personal history is flattering or even justifiable even in the most extreme of circumstances. The authors have amassed a large body of evidence that would imply much of what you see with the good doctor is not what you get.
David Fletcher, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Making of Dr. Phil|
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- psychiatrist/advice giver
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Very much smarter than other people
- average physique
- Los Angeles
- mostly 3rd
Book makes you feel?
Commentary on society?
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very unfavorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
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Sophia Dembling and Lisa Gutierrez Resident Scholar Profiles|
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