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Author Ehrenreich, Barbara.

Title Bright-sided : how the relentless promotion of positive thinking has undermined America / Barbara Ehrenreich.

Imprint New York : Metropolitan Books, 2009.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  155.232 Eh84b 2009    ---  Available
 Parsons Non-Fiction  155.2 E33    ---  Available
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Non-Fiction  155.232 Ehr    ---  Available
Description 235 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-223) and index.
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.
Summary 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.
Subject Cancer -- Patients -- Attitudes.
Optimism -- United States.
Happiness -- United States.
Self-confidence.
Success in business -- United States.
ISBN 9780805087499
0805087494
9781616644833 (pbk.)
1616644834 (pbk.)

 
    
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