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Bright-sided : how the relentless promotion of positive thinking has undermined America

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2009.
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A sharp-witted knockdown of America's love affair with positive thinking and an urgent call for a new commitment to realism, existential clarity and courage.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Ehrenreich
ISBN: 9780805087499 0805087494 9781616644833 1616644834
OCLC Number: 317928923
Description: 235 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Smile or die : the bright side of cancer --
The years of magical thinking --
The dark roots of American optimism --
Motivating business and the business of motivation --
God wants you to be rich --
The science of happiness --
How positive thinking wrecked the economy --
Postscript on post-positive thinking.
Responsibility: Barbara Ehrenreich.

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A sharp-witted knockdown of America's love affair with positive thinking and an urgent call for a new commitment to realism, existential clarity and courage.

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