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Description - Smile Or Die by Barbara Ehrenreich

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781847081735
ISBN-10: 1847081738
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Granta Books
Publisher: Granta Books
Publish Date: 5-Aug-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - 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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