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America the anxious : how our pursuit of happiness is creating a nation of nervous wrecks / Ruth Whippman.

Whippman, Ruth, (author.).

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  • 12 of 12 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250071521
  • ISBN: 9781250146052
  • Physical Description: 247 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Subtitle on cover of paperback: why our search for happiness is driving us crazy and how to find it for real
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-236) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Coming to America: obsessed with happiness, but nobody's happy -- Personal journey? it's not all about you -- Happiness for sale: self-help America -- Workaholics -- "I don't care as long as he's happy": dispatches from the parenting happiness rat race -- God's plan of happiness -- I'm not a happy person, I just play one on facebook -- Positive psychology (or if you're not happy, it's your own fault, you lazy schmuck) -- Star-spangled happy.
Summary, etc.:
In America the Anxious, Whippman embarks on an uproarious pilgrimage to explore the American happiness machine, tackling both the ridiculous and the sublime. Her search to discover what, if anything, actually does make us happy unveils a startlingly straightforward, rigorously-researched universal answer that requires no hot yoga and comes absolutely free of charge.
Subject: National characteristics, American.
Happiness > United States.
United States > Civilization > 21st century.
United States > Social conditions > 21st century.

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