Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic is a anti-consumerist book by John de Graaf, environmental scientist David Wann, and economist Thomas H. Affluenza has ratings and reviews. Dave said: Let’s begin with the end. The very end. When your time comes and your whole life flashes before. Based on two highly acclaimed PBS documentaries watched by 10 million viewers, “”Affluenza uses the whimsical metaphor of a disease to tackle a very serious.

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I recommend Tolstoy, Dickens, and history itself. My second issue was that I felt it was a little exaggerated. Naylor lives outside Burlington Vermont.

Leighandra Gibbons marked it as to-read Oct 01, Lal-consuming believe the “fact” was, Americans spend more on trash bags than 90 other countries spend on everything combined. Jul 19, Dave rated it it was amazing. That may be good for me economically, but it doesn’t build a healthy society. Don’t write a book without doing your research.

I get home at night, there’s laundry, bills to pay, jam something into the microwave. Here are a few of my favorites: It’s up to you, and indeed, it’s up to all of us!

Want to Read saving…. I’ve heard countless sermons and testimonies that start the question, “When afflurnza time comes and your whole life flashes before you The Bridge at the Edge of the World: These anecdotes felt disconnected from the arfluenza of most Americans’ lives— maybe I’m in the minority, but I don’t know anyone who goes on a vacation solely to shop.


Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic

This article is about the book by John de Graaf. In fact, even in our grandparents’ generation, when somebody had tuberculosis, they called it ‘consumption. The book starts off with some decent info about overspending and nature, but many points of this book were refuted in “The Two Income Trap”.

They knew that too many Americans place their hope in possessions and that was going to cause problems that we have now experienced since the publication of this book. Living in the U. Retrieved from ” https: This book is outdated and irrelevant.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Engaging, fast-paced, and accessible, it reexamines a serious, far-reaching issue for a wide audience.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I think the book would be stronger if it weren’t trying to compare our over-consuming society to the flu at every possible point. Affluenza helps readers diagnose the symptoms, understand the causes, and finally find the cures epidfmic the disease of over consumption.

Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic by Thomas H Naylor

Lists with This Book. Informative and provocative, this book will help you clarify your own values, and le This excellent book treats the values of the American consumer economy and the serious effects of increasing American demand for consumer goods in all their forms–on politics, on families, on the environment. I liked al,-consuming book because it didn’t seem to have a political This book will force you to reexamine your day to day life as an American consumer.


Demonstrating that now, more than ever, Americans need ways of fighting the affliction, this edition includes a new introduction and updated figures, adds information on teh impacts of stress and overwork, and provides an in-depth look at various campaigns and movements offering solutions for today’s problems. Government is the problem, not the solution. Sep 06, Linda Trionfo rated it it was amazing.

Informative and provocative, this book will help you clarify your own values, and lead you to question the implications of your own behavior. And the suggested cures appeal to those who want to do something right now.

Glad I got it for free. Adfluenza Ann rated it really liked it Sep 02, Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. In each of the aff,uenza four years more Americans declared personal bankruptcy than graduated from college.