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 have no idea what the spiritual life of De Graff, Wann, and Naylor looks like. A Rash of Bankruptcies.

Return to Book Page. Just a couple things that jumped out at me: In cleverly titled chapters like “”Swollen Expectations”” and “”A Rash of Bankr 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 subject: It doesn’t provide necessary context.

Maybe he will be able to b Just finished reading this after seeing it on the libraries sale shelf. This book talks about the symptoms, the causes of, and the treatment to cure, affluenza. Allyson Brooks is currently reading it Jan 15, This appears to be a well constructed and researched book.

John de Graaf has been writing and producing award-winning television programs for several decades. Brittney Smith added it Oct 12, Stacey Ann rated it really liked it Sep 02, Account Options Sign in. Also interesting is the idea of taxing consumption instead of wealth.

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When Too Much is Never Enough. We have twice as many shopping centers as high schools. Views Read Edit View history. I still enjoyed myself, because it’s hard not to enjoy righteous snobfests that you believe in, but I wouldn’t recommend it to people who are already well-informed about these topics.


The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Here are a few affouenza my favorites: I knew the authors all–consuming leftist nuts right from the preface where they apologized for referring to Americans as Americans- hey authors: Obviously a book requires a lot more material than a documentary.

Two days after completing this book, I was driving downtown with my goddaughter 4 years oldwhen she pointed at a huge billboard with a Dr. Overall, the book identifies a legitimate problem, and gives a lot of great examples, but ultimately the second half of the book lost my interest. I gave it a three because epidemkc caused me to think a bit more about what I want, but I’m allconsuming even sure if it deserves that many all-consumjng based on the writing and the organization.

I would get excited every time the authors would seem to start talking about the psychology of consumption, but this was always just a setup for some clever wordplay or a random anecdote.

This book made it clear to myself what things matter the most in my life and what my true calling is.

Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic by Thomas H Naylor

No trivia or quizzes yet. I get up in the morning, day care, elder care, a 40 minute commute to work. By some of their comments, I suspect they are not conservative evangelical Christians. It never last long, you will want more, and the more you own, they more you want.

It’s a glaring exception. This book will force you to reexamine your day to day life as an American consumer.

May 17, Shanelle Sorensen rated it liked it Shelves: Correct me if I am wrong but I think consumption in the tuberculosis sense me A little too simplified although I support the concept of it all. I have no magic pills or suggestions to offer, just say Feb 28, Jana Singley rated it really liked it. The other sections are ‘Causes’ and ‘Treatment’.


Mentally, like author mentioned in this book, we will treat our relationship affluenzs a disposal manner, who cares? This book is sobering to read in the way that a doctor’s pronouncement of a chronic disease subdues.

Plus this would pass down from parents to kids. He lives affluenxa Seattle. I was going right along with them, nodding in agreement and shouting, “Right on!

That they wanted us to be thirsty for Dr. Engaging, fast-paced, and accessible, it reexamines a serious, far-reaching issue for a wide audience. This was a depressing, highly critical description of what for most thinking people is common knowledge. This book is based on two PBS documentaries.

Refresh and try again. Yet they also explore cures and suggest strategies for rebuilding families and communities and for restoring and respecting the earth. It’s almost laughable to read that “growing the economy” shouldn’t be a goal politicians should pursue.

Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic

I think it would take actual commodity shortages for that to happen. Jun 09, Tamra rated it it was ok Recommends it for: The end notes and bibliography are worth exploring.

Paulla marked it as to-read Jul 06,