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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
    Overall
    (244)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (96)

    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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    At last someone's taken on the positive-thinking crowd with some much-needed realism and humor. Ehrenreich doesn't totally discount the power of being positive but neither does she buy into the hype and nonsense of continual positive thinking and creating your own reality. With nice touches of juxtaposition she brings life to what would otherwise be a dull statistic-filled tome.

    14 of 18 people found this review helpful

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