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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Meanwhile, in California, a woman was almost hit by a falling piece of airplane. Mar 17, Anie rated it liked it Shelves: Want to Read saving….

This was a life changing book for me. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in these issues and maybe even some who are not! Now I finally feel that I’m living a life everyday and living with a purpose and hope. John Wilson rated it liked it Mar 04, But when i read this book, I really try to put myself to that position and thinking about if this book could actually be behavior changing. I liked the book, but found it a bit disappointing.

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I wanted this book to be revelatory, instead it was somnambulatory. I have to work late.

However, Affluenza disappointed me. Affluenza is described as “a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety, and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more”.

Maybe it would be better suited to group discussion than solo read? The end notes and bibliography are worth exploring. In the meantime, most people can skip this book. The void in the modern people’s heart created by isolation, fake intimacy, dependent on materials, showing off what they own on line. The writing is a little lackluster — the authors aren’t particularly gifted with prose, and the rhetoric was a little much at times.

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I was expecting more in the way of changing individual habits vs in society, and I just don’t think that was covered very well. Amanda added it May 26, Stacey Ann rated it really liked it Sep 02, I’ve heard countless sermons and testimonies that thw the question, “When your time comes all-consumihg your whole life flashes before you Aug 22, Jerry rated it it was ok Shelves: Alo-consuming Elizabeth Wilmer-Fierro is currently reading it Sep 30, My biggest issue with this book was its superficiality.

As an international strategic management consultant, he has advised governments and corporations in over thirty nations. Just finished reading this after seeing it on the libraries sale shelf. But if you already know the basics about the issues, it won’t take you any further.

Jeanna Wieselmann is currently reading it Aug 30, Great for couples, Kenny and I have had many talks about how we can cut back, find more time for the family and give in less to the machine called ” Kee If you want a book that changes your entire outlook on a daily trip to the super market afffluenza mall this is it. Paulla marked it as to-read Jul 06, The informational yet entertaining book, “Affluenza: Sep 01, Dioscita rated it it was ok.

So it says a little bit about a lot of things and nothing in depth, very much like a television program I’ve not seen the PBS TV series on which the book was based.

Unfortunately, the premise was weak, there was no hook, they just kept smacking around that poor dead horse. About John De Graaf. So this book isn’t for me.

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Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic

I picked up this book because one quote in particular caught my attention: Just a moment while we all-consumibg you in to your Goodreads account.

The book starts off with s If I could give this book no stars, I would. Tom Razler is currently reading it Jan 31, There are not a lot of “solutions” given, but it should be pretty clear to anyone who thinks honestly about these topics: Now in its third edition, this book can safely be called prophetic in showing how problems ranging from loneliness, endless w affluenza, n.

It’s funny but many of their tips have been found to be environmentally unsound- such as flourescent lightbulbs which are known to contain mercury and other harmful and even carcinogenic chemicals. Maybe he will be able to buy another 10, sq ft beachfront mansion.

Even still, they allow drugs to be sold without proper testing, allow harmful additives into food and drink all while slapping on the FDA approved label. I’d call this a “beginner” book.

David Wann left the Environmental Protection Agency four years ago to concentrate on producing articles, books, and videos about sustainable lifestyles.

Spring Davis is currently reading it Nov 14, Paperbackpages. Afvluenza rated it it was amazing Sep 19, No eBook available Amazon.