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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (92 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christina Hoff Sommers, Sally Satel Narrator: Dianna Dorman Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nate | 1/6/2014

    " A very interesting read & I agree with much of it. Great references and backup material...not just their opinion. Parts of it can be tough to get through due to "doctor speak". "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Carol | 12/29/2013

    " Really annoying, couldnt agree with much "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by P.S. | 8/19/2013

    " worthwhile but a bit Ditto-head. not the same calibre as "creating mental illness". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Amy | 7/26/2013

    " I would recommend reading sections of this book but not the entire thing. I found it uneven, with some parts leading me to consider our culture in a new light, but others seeming obvious. "

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About the Author
Author 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.