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Author: Barbara Ehrenreich; Kate Reading; Macmillan Audio (Firm); Midwest Tape.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Macmillan Audio, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Barbara Ehrenreich presents a scathing critique on America's culture of optimism. Here, she reveals how Evangelicalism and health care is unwittingly undermining American potential and growth by offering hope to the public. Ehrenreich traces the strange career of our sunny outlook from its origins as a marginal nineteenth-century healing technique to its enshrinement as a dominant, almost mandatory, cultural  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Ehrenreich; Kate Reading; Macmillan Audio (Firm); Midwest Tape.
ISBN: 9781427208361 1427208360
OCLC Number: 317929267
Notes: Compact discs.
Audio recording by Macmillan Audio, p2009.
"Repackaged by Midwest Tape."--Container.
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Performer(s): Read by Kate Reading.
Description: 6 sound discs (8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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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Barbara Ehrenreich presents a scathing critique on America's culture of optimism. Here, she reveals how Evangelicalism and health care is unwittingly undermining American potential and growth by offering hope to the public. Ehrenreich traces the strange career of our sunny outlook from its origins as a marginal nineteenth-century healing technique to its enshrinement as a dominant, almost mandatory, cultural attitude.

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