One Nation Under Therapy by Christina Hoff Sommers audiobook

One Nation Under Therapy: How the Helping Culture Is Eroding Self-Reliance

By Christina Hoff Sommers and Sally Satel, MD
Read by Dianna Dorman

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781433207433

  • ISBN: 9781441701619

Runtime: 8.50 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Americans have traditionally placed great value on self-reliance and fortitude. Recent decades, however, have seen the rise of a therapeutic ethic that views Americans as emotionally underdeveloped, requiring the ministrations of mental health professionals to cope with life’s vicissitudes. Today, having a book for every ailment, a counselor for every crisis, a lawsuit for every grievance, and a TV show for every problem degrades one’s native ability to cope with life’s challenges.

Drawing on established science and common sense, the authors reveal how “therapism” and the burgeoning trauma industry have come to pervade our lives. Topical, provocative, and wryly amusing, One Nation under Therapy demonstrates that “talking about” problems is no substitute for confronting them.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Sommers and Satel’s book is a summons to the sensible worry that national enfeeblement must result when ‘therapism’ replaces the virtues on which the republic was founded—stoicism, self-reliance, and courage.” Washington Post
“[Sommers and Satel] review the relevant literature, letting its conclusions speak for themselves…they don’t have to apply spin to be convincing…Well-written, well-informed public affairs argumentation.” Booklist
“A gauntlet-throwing assessment…certain to spark reflection and conversation.” Kirkus Reviews

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Christina Hoff Sommers

Author Bio: Christina Hoff Sommers

Christina Hoff Sommers has a PhD in philosophy from Brandeis University and was a professor of philosophy at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. She has written for such publications as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. She is the author of Who Stole Feminism? How Women Have Betrayed Women. She is married, has two sons and lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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Author Bio: Sally Satel MD

Author Bio: Sally Satel MD

Sally Satel, MD, a practicing psychiatrist and lecturer at the Yale University School of Medicine, is the author of PC, M.D.: How Political Correctness Is Corrupting Medicine, The Health Disparities Myth, When Altruism Isn’t Enough: The Case for Compensating Organ Donors, and One Nation Under Therapy, which she coauthored with Christina Hoff Sommers.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 8.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English