Smile Or Die

Smile Or Die : How Positive Thinking Fooled America and the World

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In this highly original and hugely entertaining account, Barbara Ehrenreich confronts the cult of positive thinking in America. She examines the impact of positive thinking on religion, medicine, academia and the business community, and exposes the psychological effects of a world which tells us to 'put on a happy face'. From the pink ribbons and platitudes that surround breast cancer sufferers to the blind optimism that led to the recent economic disaster, Ehrenreich pokes holes in conventional wisdom and faux science, and ends with a rallying cry for clarity and courage.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 17mm | 181g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781847081735
  • 41,845

About Barbara Ehrenreich

BARBARA EHRENREICH is the author of fourteen books, including the bestselling Nickel and Dimed and Bait and Switch. She lives in Virginia, USA.
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