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Bright-sided

Barbara Ehrenreich

Bright-sided

how the relentless promotion of positive thinking has undermined America

by Barbara Ehrenreich

  • 49 Want to read
  • 19 Currently reading

Published by Metropolitan Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Optimism -- United States,
  • Happiness -- United States,
  • Self-confidence -- United States,
  • Success in business -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-223) and index.

    StatementBarbara Ehrenreich.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF698.35.O57 E37 2009
    The Physical Object
    Pagination235 p. ;
    Number of Pages235
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23988479M
    ISBN 109780805087499
    LC Control Number2009023588


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