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Kevin

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  • Bright-sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Barbara Ehrenreich
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (240)
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    (93)
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    Americans are a "positive" people - cheerful, optimistic, and upbeat: this is our reputation as well as our self-image. But more than a temperament, being positive, we are told, is the key to success and prosperity. 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 19th-century healing technique to its enshrinement as a dominant, almost mandatory, cultural attitude.

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    Dr. Ehernreich writes a fascinating account the puritanical roots of positive thinking. Her taking apart of Positive Psychology is superb. She presents an excellent case for us to get out of magical thinking and pay closer attention to what our five senses are showing us about the world.

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