Human Interest

Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America

Barbara Ehrenreich

About the Program

A former New York Times columnist sets out to debunk the whole notion that positive thinking has a positive effect on actions and outcomes. Her mission began when told by doctors that her anger at having cancer was making it worse - she needed to think positively.  Ms. Ehrenreich says the positive thinking phenomenon has been most destructive in the business community.  The event is in Washington, D.C.

About the Authors

Barbara Ehrenreich

Barbara Ehrenreich is a contributor to TIME Magazine, Harper's Magazine, The New Republic and others.  She's the author of New York Times Best Seller, "Blood Rites: The Worst Years of Our Lives," and several other books.


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Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America

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