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How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America

Barbara Ehrenreich

Hardcover, Large Print

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (10/12/2009)
Paperback (8/3/2010)
Hardcover, Japanese (4/1/2010)
Paperback (4/1/2011)
Paperback, Chinese (10/3/2012)
Compact Disc (10/13/2009)
Hardcover (10/13/2009)


Americans are a positive people -- cheerful, optimistic, and upbeat. This is our reputation as well as our self-image. 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, and exposes the downside of irrational optimism.

Thorndike Press, 9781410424709, 367pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2012