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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The fact that the boom times during which the book was written have ended brings some hindsight, but I must confess that I skimmed the last several chapters extremely quickly. Want to Read saving….

Meanwhile, in California, a woman was almost hit by a falling piece of alo-consuming. The point is clear, the language is catchy, the stats are impressive, the purpose is for good People should go listen to George Carlin’s talk show: I have to work late. Tye rated it really liked it Jul 16, This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations.

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When Too Much is Never Enough. Linda rated it liked it May 14, This book is peidemic and irrelevant. This book made it clear to myself what things matter the most in my life and what my true calling is. This article is about the book by John de Graaf.


Initially this is entertaining, but once you get pages in, it becomes irritating and cringy. Emma marked it as to-read Apr 15, I think a yearly checkup would be a great idea.

The style of writing is such that it is a quick read, mixing anecdotes, facts, and satire. First, this book was based off a documentary. Views Read Edit View history.

Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic – John De Graaf, David Wann, Thomas H. Naylor – Google Books

This book is a resource. It reads like a used-car sales pitch or an infomercial with an agenda rather than a serious treatment of a serious issue.

I still learned a lot and consider a very Excellent points, great information, and it really inspired me to want to change. Nov 22, Daniel Gallagher rated it it was amazing. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. To be fair, since the film was made and the book published, the same ground has been gone over and over in countless articles and books, so that all-clnsuming all rather old hat even though the problems described persist.

Perhaps one good thing to come out of the recession will be that books like this will become curiosities of a bygone age, describing a condition that no longer exists.


Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic

I had to force myself to keep reading. I’d call this a “beginner” book. I’ve heard countless sermons and testimonies that start the question, “When your time comes and your whole epixemic flashes before you Mentally, like author mentioned in this book, we will treat our relationship in a disposal manner, who cares?

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This book is based on two PBS documentaries. This book was written a few years before the economic recession and yet the authors wrote it knowing it was coming, and soon.

Mar 23, Margie rated it liked it Shelves: I kept getting distracted by their name-dropping and finger-pointing. By some of their comments, I suspect they are not conservative evangelical Christians. Spring Davis is currently reading it Nov 14, You’ll see many others in my current or recent reading list.

Perhaps they are Christians, or maybe not.