Bright-sided

Bright-sided

[how the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America]

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Americans are a "positive" people--cheerful, optimistic, and upbeat: this is our reputation as well as our self-image. But more than a temperament, being positive, we are told, is the key to success and prosperity. In this utterly original take on the American frame of mind, Barbara 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.
Published: North Kingstown : Sound Library, 2009.
ISBN: 9780792766704
0792766709
Branch Call Number: OVERDRIVE DOWNLOADABLE AUDIO
Additional Contributors: Reading, Kate
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Nov 05, 2016

I rather enjoyed this insightful and incisive analysis of the positive thinking movement; tears into the cancer support industry, corporate culture, and popular religion, all whilst taking into account social, cultural, and economic trends. I highly recommend it, especially for those (or for those one knows) who seem to be getting sucked into (suckered into, more likely) the 'success' genre.

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