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Smile or die : how positive thinking fooled America and the world

Author: Barbara Ehrenreich
Publisher: London : Granta, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Uncovering the dark side of the 'have a nice day' nation, Barbara Ehrenreich savagely attacks the tyranny of positive thinking in the United States. From contemporary religion to business and the economy, Ehrenreich argues that the insistence on being cheerful actually leads to a lonely and dangerous inwards focus.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Ehrenreich
ISBN: 9781847081735 1847081738 9781847081353 1847081355
OCLC Number: 464598473
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
Description: pages
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 --
Positive psychology : the science of happiness --
How positive thinking destroyed the economy --
Postscript on post-positive thinking.
Responsibility: Barbara Ehrenreich.

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A brilliant, savagely funny attack on the cult of positive thinking - Ehrenreich's most compelling book since Nickel and Dimed.  Read more...

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