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The Pain & Therapy Bibliography, Record ID 0862

Smile or Die: How positive thinking fooled America and the world


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summary

Barbara Erenreich’s report on the cult of optimism that has sprung up around breast cancer. A substantial excerpt of the book is available, originally published as an article in Harper’s Magazine in 2001. The inferior US title is Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking is Undermining America.


item type
a book
author
Barbara Ehrenreich
link
http://www.barbaraehrenreich.com/cancerland.htm
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publisher
Granta
year
2009

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