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BARBARA EHRENREICH talks about Americans’ “unwholesome love affair with Positive Thinking.” She says losing your job, or your home, is not “an opportunity.” Her new book is BRIGHT SIDED: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking has Undermined America.
Plus: “Guyland” is the world of twenty-something men whose passions are limited to watching sports, getting drunk, and getting laid. MICHAEL KIMMEL will explain; his book Guyland is out now in paperback. (originally broadcaast 11/26/08)
Also: BOB DYLAN has released a Christmas album! Is this a joke — or a tragedy? SEAN WILENTZ explains — he’s official historian at the official Bob Dylan website (he also teaches American history at Princeton.)