Shiny Objects

Shiny Objects

Why We Spend Money We Don't Have in Search of Happiness We Can't Buy

Book - 2011
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In Shiny Objects, a cross between In Praise of Slowness and The Tipping Point, consumer behavior expert Professor James A. Roberts takes us on a tour of America's obsession with consumerism--pointing out its symptoms, diagnosing specific problems, and offering a series of groundbreaking solutions.

Roberts gives practical advice for how to correct the materialistic trends in our lives which lock us into a cycle of financial hardship and stress. Shiny Objects, a new The Paradox of Choice for the modern reader, is more than a critique of capitalism--it's also an exploration into how we can live happier, fuller, more productive lives today.

Publisher: New York : HarperOne, c2011.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062093608
Branch Call Number: 339.4709 ROBERTS
Characteristics: xi, 353 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.


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