One Nation Under Therapy

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Description

Americans have traditionally placed great value on self-reliance and fortitude. Recent decades, however, have seen the rise of a therapeutic ethic that views Americans as emotionally underdeveloped, requiring the ministrations of mental health professionals to cope with life's vicissitudes. Today, having a book for every ailment, a counselor for every crisis, a lawsuit for every grievance, and a TV show for every problem degrades one's native ability to cope with life's challenges. Drawing on established science and common sense, the authors reveal how "therapism" and the burgeoning trauma industry have come to pervade our lives. Topical, provocative, and wryly amusing, One Nation under Therapy demonstrates that "talking about" problems is no substitute for confronting them.

Product Details

Price
$23.99  $22.07
Publisher
St. Martin's Griffin
Publish Date
June 27, 2006
Pages
310
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.9 X 8.4 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780312304447
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About the Author

Christina Hoff Sommers is the author of Who Stole Feminism? and The War Against Boys and is the editor of Vice and Virtue in Everyday Life, one of the most popular ethics textbooks in the country. Dr. Sally Satel is a practicing psychiatrist and a lecturer at Yale University School of Medicine. She is the author of PC, M.D.: How Political Correctness Is Corrupting Medicine.Both authors are resident scholars at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.

Reviews

"Sommers and Satel have written an important book that should be widely read. Their analysis of the baneful consequences of narcissism and self-absorption is a powerful critique." --George Will, The Washington Post

"Sommers and Satel have written an important book that should be widely read. Their analysis of the baneful consequences of narcissism and self-absorption is a powerful critique." --Diane Ravitch, author of The Language Police

"There are countless reasons to celebrate the new book One Nation Under Therapy. " --Andrew Ferguson, Bloomberg.com