Bright-sided

Bright-sided

How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America

Audiobook CD - 2009
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Exposes the downside of America's penchant for positive thinking, which the author believes leads to self-blame and a preoccupation with stamping out "negative" thoughts on a personal level, and, on a national level, has brought on economic disaster.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Macmillan Audio, p2009
ISBN: 9781427208361
1427208360
Branch Call Number: CD 155.232 Ehr
Characteristics: 6 sound discs (ca. 390 minutes.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
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.

sheilahamanaka Dec 15, 2011

A MUST READ. Wry and ironic. This is a terrific book. It really puts some historical and sociological clothes on the naked opportunism that dominates our culture. My only criticism is the implication that realism could have saved our society. Naked capitalism isn't hiding anything these days. It's still offering only two things: the carrot and the stick, and there's not enough carrot to go around. The woman who reads the audiobook version does an excellent job.

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