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Barbara Ehrenreich's Bright-Sided Explores the Dark Side of Positive Thinking

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                                                                                                                                                By Michelle Goldberg Posted on October 11, professional plasma tooth whitening kit online review 2009, professional plasma tooth whitening kit online review Printed on October 15, professional plasma tooth whitening kit online review 2009 http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/rdbook/1849/ Last month, professional plasma tooth whitening kit online review the front page of the New York Times style section ran an inadvertently depressing story about a group of young life coaches sometimes referred to as the “spiritual cowgirls.” These hip young women, professional plasma tooth whitening kit online review who have lots of charisma but no professional qualifications, professional plasma tooth whitening kit online review are setting themselves up as ersatz gurus to their questing peers. 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Professional plasma tooth whitening kit online review One 31-year-old member of this eager audience is quoted praising her spiritual tutor Gabrielle Bernstein, professional plasma tooth whitening kit online review a 29-year-old former nightclub publicist who lectures on using the “laws of attraction” to “manifest” one’s desires. Professional plasma tooth whitening kit online review “A lot of women look up to her, professional plasma tooth whitening kit online review” the student says. Professional plasma tooth whitening kit online review “We need this guidance and we are searching for this guidance.” Bernstein’s audacity in marketing herself as a sage appears to be matched by the piteousness of her customers. The Times story is evidence of the timeliness of Barbara Ehrenreich’s bracing, professional plasma tooth whitening kit online review acidulous new book, professional plasma tooth whitening kit online review Bright-Sided: How The Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America. Professional plasma tooth whitening kit online review A broadside against exactly the sort of pabulum peddled by Bernstein, professional plasma tooth whitening kit online review Bright-Sided reveals the historical roots and conservative uses of the positive thinking movement, professional plasma tooth whitening kit online review showing how it encourages victim-blaming, professional plasma tooth whitening kit online review political complacency, professional plasma tooth whitening kit online review and a culture-wide flight from realism. “The flip side of positivity is… a harsh insistence on personal responsibility: if your business fails or your job is eliminated, professional plasma tooth whitening kit online review it must be because you didn’t try hard enough, professional plasma tooth whitening kit online review didn’t believe firmly enough in the inevitability of your success, professional plasma tooth whitening kit online review” writes Ehrenreich. 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Michelle Goldberg, professional plasma tooth whitening kit online review a contributing editor at Religion Dispatches, professional plasma tooth whitening kit online review is the author of the New York Times bestseller Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism, professional plasma tooth whitening kit online review and of the forthcoming The Means of Reproduction: Sex, professional plasma tooth whitening kit online review Power and the Future of the World, professional plasma tooth whitening kit online review to be published in April by Penguin Press. View this story online at: http://www.religiondispatches.org/archive/rdbook/1849/