Bright-sided [electronic resource] : [how the relentless promotion of positive thinking has undermined America] / by Barbara Ehrenreich.
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- ISBN: 9780792766704 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
- ISBN: 0792766709 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
- Publisher: North Kingstown : Sound Library, 2009.
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Read by Kate Reading.
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 nineteenth-century healing technique to its enshrinement as a dominant, almost mandatory, cultural attitude.
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