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Author Ehrenreich, Barbara.

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

Published New York : Metropolitan Books, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  155.232 EHRE    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description 235 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Smile or Die: The Bright Side of Cancer -- 2. The Years of Magical Thinking -- 3. The Dark Roots of American Optimism -- 4. Motivating Business and the Business of Motivation -- 5. God Wants You to Be Rich -- 6. Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness -- 7. How Positive Thinking Destroyed the Economy -- 8. 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 Optimism -- United States.
Happiness -- United States.
Success in business -- United States.
ISBN 9780805087499