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Despite an astonishing appetite for life, more and more Americans are feeling overworked and dissatisfied. In the world's most affluent nation, epidemic rates of stress, anxiety, depression, obesity, and time urgency are now grudgingly accepted as part of everyday existencethey signal the American Dream gone awry.

Peter C. Whybrow, director of the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA, grounds the extraordinary achievements and excessive consumption of the American nation in an understanding of the biology of the brain's reward systemoffering for the first time a comprehensive and physical explanation for the addictive mania of consumerism. American Mania presents a clear and novel vantage point from which to understand the most pressing social issues of our time, while offering an informed approach to refocusing our pursuit of happiness. Drawing upon rich scientific case studies and colorful portraits, "this fascinating and important book will change the way you think about American life" (Karen Olson, Utne Reader).

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Whybrow (neuroscience and human behavior, U. of California-Los Angeles) decries the consumer-driven frenzy that passes for civilized life in modern America, and offers a cautionary tale for those with inklings to live an intelligent and happy life. He speaks of desire and debt, of globalization and greed, of compassion and community, and other matters of the heart. This is a paperbound reprint of a 2005 book. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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A doctor's bold analysis of the cultural disease that afflicts us all.

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Despite an astonishing appetite for life, more and more Americans are feeling overworked and dissatisfied. In the world's most affluent nation, epidemic rates of stress, anxiety, depression, obesity, and time urgency are now grudgingly accepted as part of everyday existence they signal the American Dream gone awry. Peter C. Whybrow, director of the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA, grounds the extraordinary achievements and excessive consumption of the American nation in an understanding of the biology of the brain's reward system offering for the first time a comprehensive and physical explanation for the addictive mania of consumerism. presents a clear and novel vantage point from which to understand the most pressing social issues of our time, while offering an informed approach to refocusing our pursuit of happiness. Drawing upon rich scientific case studies and colorful portraits, "this fascinating and important book will change the way you think about American life" (Karen Olson, ).

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An analysis of the American consumer culture cites modern statistics in obesity, depression, and panic disorders, drawing on detailed case studies to explain how today's greed-driven and comparatively affluent society is directly related to key social and medical issues. Reprint.

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Peter C. Whybrow, MD, is the director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA and the author of the award-winning American Mania: When More Is Not Enough,

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Rian, November 13, 2009 (view all comments by Rian)
one of the more interesting aspects of this book are the comparisons between the "actual" teachings of adam smith and the way they are misunderstood today.

"... in our economic philosophy we ignore what we know about human behavior and adhere tenaciously to a dangerous misreading of adam smith's prescription for a sustainable civil society. we persist in promoting the self-interest and competition of the marketplace, not as the valuable too that it is, but as an end in itself - as an ideology."
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393328493
Author:
Whybrow, Peter C
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Whybrow, Peter C.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sociology - Social Theory
Subject:
Wealth
Subject:
Happiness
Subject:
Social values -- United States.
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.5 x 1 in 0.715 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A doctor's bold analysis of the cultural disease that afflicts us all.
"Synopsis" by , Despite an astonishing appetite for life, more and more Americans are feeling overworked and dissatisfied. In the world's most affluent nation, epidemic rates of stress, anxiety, depression, obesity, and time urgency are now grudgingly accepted as part of everyday existence they signal the American Dream gone awry. Peter C. Whybrow, director of the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA, grounds the extraordinary achievements and excessive consumption of the American nation in an understanding of the biology of the brain's reward system offering for the first time a comprehensive and physical explanation for the addictive mania of consumerism. presents a clear and novel vantage point from which to understand the most pressing social issues of our time, while offering an informed approach to refocusing our pursuit of happiness. Drawing upon rich scientific case studies and colorful portraits, "this fascinating and important book will change the way you think about American life" (Karen Olson, ).
"Synopsis" by , An analysis of the American consumer culture cites modern statistics in obesity, depression, and panic disorders, drawing on detailed case studies to explain how today's greed-driven and comparatively affluent society is directly related to key social and medical issues. Reprint.
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