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Author Ehrenreich, Barbara.

Title Bright-sided [sound recording] : [how the relentless promotion of positive thinking has undermined America] / by Barbara Ehrenreich.

Imprint North Kingstown, R.I. : BBC Audiobooks America, p2009.


Description 6 sound discs (8 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Subtitle from container.
"Sound Library"--Container.
Compact discs.
Performer Read by Kate Reading.
Summary 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.
Subject Optimism -- United States.
Happiness -- United States.
Self-confidence -- United States.
Success in business -- United States.
Genre/Form Audiobooks
Added Author Reading, Kate. Narrator.
Macmillan Audio.
BBC Audiobooks America.
ISBN 9780792766698
Music No. SLD 1812 BBC Audiobooks America

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