Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America (Large Print / Hardcover, Large Print)

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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.



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ISBN: 9781410424709
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Publication Date: July 1st, 2012
Pages: 367