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The Resource America the anxious : how our pursuit of happiness is creating a nation of nervous wrecks, Ruth Whippman

America the anxious : how our pursuit of happiness is creating a nation of nervous wrecks, Ruth Whippman

Label
America the anxious : how our pursuit of happiness is creating a nation of nervous wrecks
Title
America the anxious
Title remainder
how our pursuit of happiness is creating a nation of nervous wrecks
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Whippman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"After she packed up her British worldview (that everything is pretty much rubbish) and moved to America, Ruth Whippman was increasingly perplexed and baffled by the daily focus, if not obsession, on her own and other peoples’ happiness: it came up among the mothers at the playground swings, with the butcher at the supermarket, with her babysitter who sang the praises of nudist happiness retreats, and even with her gynecologist. She encountered an American public that—stoked by the multi-billion dollar happiness-industrial complex to constantly ask itself, “Am I happy? Happy enough? As happy as everyone else? Could I be doing more about it?”—was making itself crazy in its pursuit of contentment. Now, in America the Anxious, Whippman embarks on an uproarious pilgrimage to explore the American happiness machine, tackling both the ridiculous and the sublime. Her search to discover what, if anything, actually does make us happy unveils a startlingly straightforward, rigorously-researched universal answer that requires no hot yoga and comes absolutely free of charge."--
Assigning source
Baker & Taylor
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whippman, Ruth
Dewey number
306.097309/05
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.W455 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, American
  • Happiness
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
America the anxious : how our pursuit of happiness is creating a nation of nervous wrecks, Ruth Whippman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Coming to America: obsessed with happiness, but nobody's happy -- Personal journey? it's not all about you -- Happiness for sale: self-help America -- Workaholics -- "I don't care as long as he's happy": dispatches from the parenting happiness rat race -- God's plan of happiness -- I'm not a happy person, I just play one on Facebook -- Positive psychology (or if you're not happy, it's your own fault, you lazy schmuck) -- Star-spangled happy
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781250071521
Lccn
2016016272
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)953738325
  • (OCoLC)932576661
Label
America the anxious : how our pursuit of happiness is creating a nation of nervous wrecks, Ruth Whippman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Coming to America: obsessed with happiness, but nobody's happy -- Personal journey? it's not all about you -- Happiness for sale: self-help America -- Workaholics -- "I don't care as long as he's happy": dispatches from the parenting happiness rat race -- God's plan of happiness -- I'm not a happy person, I just play one on Facebook -- Positive psychology (or if you're not happy, it's your own fault, you lazy schmuck) -- Star-spangled happy
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781250071521
Lccn
2016016272
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)953738325
  • (OCoLC)932576661

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