No, but it needs a YOU.
Case studies are fine. Quotes work.
However, I’m a reader who wants to relate to an author.
Excuse me, writer-person: why did you choose this subject matter? What perspective do you hold when viewing these issues?
Detached, distant? Doesn’t work for me. Term papers have more heart.
In other words, if I don’t know why playing better tiddlywinks (or some other self-help subject) is important to you, then bet that it won’t be important to me, either.