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  • How Positive Thinking Has Undermined America

    Is ubiquitous optimism bad for America? We’ll talk this hour with writer Barbara Ehrenreich whose new book is “Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America” (Metropolitan Books, 2009).

  • A History of Collective Joy

    Is the desire for collective joy innate in human beings? Acclaimed writer Barbara Ehrenreich thinks so. Her latest work “Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy” (Metropolitan Books, 2007) explores the origins of what was in the past expressed in ecstatic rituals and festivities – activities that are disappearing from the human experience. […]