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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.
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 Learning Commons Bestsellers  BF698.35.O57 E37 2009    IN LIBRARY
Description 235 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-223) and index.
Contents Smile or die : the bright side of cancer -- The years of magical thinking -- The dark roots of American optimism -- Motivating business and the business of motivation -- God wants you to be rich -- The science of happiness -- How positive thinking wrecked the economy -- 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.
Self-confidence -- United States.
Success in business -- United States.
ISBN 0805087494
9781616644833 (pbk)
1616644834 (pbk)
OCLC number 317928923