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Bright-sided : how the relentless promotion of positive thinking has undermined America

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  • 155.232 E334 (CEN)

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1st ed.

Publication Information

Metropolitan Books,

Physical Description

235 p. ; 22 cm.


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.


  • 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
  • Positive psychology : the science of happiness
  • How positive thinking destroyed the economy
  • Postscript on post-positive thinking.

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