Ruth Whippman, America the Anxious

Ruth Whippman, America the Anxious
December 15, 2016 Maryanne Comaroto
Maryanne Comaroto interviews Ruth Whippman on America the Anxious: How Our Pursuit of Happiness is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks

Are you happy? Right now? Happy enough? As happy as everyone else? Could you be happier if you tried harder? Journalist and documentary filmmaker Ruth Whippman found herself increasingly perplexed by the American obsession with happiness. She found that despite spending more time and money in search of happiness than any other nation on earth, research shows that the United States is one of the least contented, most anxious countries in the developed world. So Ruth set out on to get to the bottom of this contradiction, embarking on an uproarious pilgrimage to a controversial self-help course, visiting a “happiness city” in the Nevada desert, delving into the darker truths behind the “positive psychology movement,” and more. She’ll share a rigorously researched yet universal answer, and one that comes absolutely free of charge.

      Ruth Whippmann America the Anxious

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