“There is a self-help book for almost every moment and problem in life…” but do they help? Or do they accumulate, piling in your basements, bookstores, bookshelves into a protective fort, telling you things you want to hear in a collective chorus, letting you blame the printed word for your heart, nay, crotch-related misdoings?

Ah, sorry. Got too deep there.

For his project Everything I Wish I Could Be, artist Kent Rogowski stacked dozens and dozens of self-help books, groups around certain themes, questions, speech patterns or the inspirational rainbows on their covers. You LIE rainbows. YOU LIE. It’s not going to be ok, OK?

Ah, sorry. There’s more in the gallery. Now go away, thank you.