Summary of Smile or Die by Barbara Ehrenreich | Free Audiobook


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Smile or Die (2009) explores the dark side of our cultural obsession with positive thinking.

Although positive thinking is widely considered to be a good and helpful thing, Barbara Ehrenreich wants readers to be aware that being positive about everything all the time is not only unrealistic, it’s actively harmful. By exploring the impact of toxic positivity, Ehrenreich contemplates the mass delusion of the “power of positive thinking” movement and encourages her audience to take precautions for their health.

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