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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Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic

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I gave it a three because it’s caused me to think a epidemmic more about what I want, but I’m not even sure if it deserves that many stars based on the writing and the organization.

Now I finally feel that I’m living a life everyday and living with a purpose and hope.

Sep 02, Serena rated it liked it. This appears to be a well constructed and researched book. Just a couple things that jumped out at me: I liked this book because it didn’t seem to have a political agenda it contains arguments from both sides against commercialism and consumerism and it was not simply chastising americans without offering solutions.

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I’ve always been concerned about energy usage and the environment, but this book explains in great detail how consumerism is the driver for a lot of problems in Western society. Lists with This Book. We need more stuff to fill up but in vain. About John De Graaf. 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.

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My biggest issue with this book was its superficiality. Jenn rated it really liked it Jul 16, Randy is currently reading it Dec 29, Barbara Dyer-Bennet rated it it was amazing Aug 27, It has some interesting and useful descriptions and prescriptions e.

Will the main character – you – appear as large and noble as life itself, or as tiny and absurd as a cartoon figure, darting frantically among mountains of stuff?

The founder of Earth Day stated that we could never be an environmentally conscious country until we end immigration, but that notion is taboo to leftists. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This was a life changing book for me.

Advertising dollars are spent, particularly since the advent of TV, to socialize us all into thinking more is better, all-conauming is better, and throwing things out is perfectly okay.

Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic by John De Graaf

No eBook available Amazon. WTH does it add to the discussion?

Pepper so they could sell more drinks and make more money. Melissa Connors is currently reading it Sep 29, A little too preachy.

I liked some of the facts and figures presented, and all-cpnsuming of the quotes. Want to Read saving…. And that’s the reason for this book: Glad I got it for free.

I enjoyed the premise of the book. Allyson Brooks is currently reading it Jan 15, Jun 28, Janie rated it liked it Shelves: So let me just throw out a few things to consider. Marianne marked it as to-read Apr 21, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Wilmer-Fierro is currently reading it Sep 30, This could have been a good book, it is a topic we should all care about.


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David Wann left the Environmental Protection Agency four years ago to concentrate on producing articles, books, and videos about sustainable lifestyles.

There were so many things that really struck me like the statistic that significantly more is spent on shoes, jewelry, and watches than on higher education! I wanted this book to be revelatory, instead it was somnambulatory.

Bay from Indiana University in Library Journal. Afflkenza book is an interesting amalgamation of facts, studies and inferences that really don’t add up to make a cohesive read.