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Author: Mitch Horowitz Narrator: Mitch Horowitz Publisher: Random House Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2014 ISBN: 9780804128216
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From the millions-strong audiences of Oprah and The Secret to the mass-media ministries of evangelical figures like Joel Osteen and T. D. Jakes, to the motivational bestsellers and New Age seminars to the twelve-step programs and support groups of the recovery movement and to the rise of positive psychology and stress-reduction therapies, this idea--to think positively--is metaphysics morphed into mass belief. This is the biography of that belief.             No one has yet written a serious and broad-ranging treatment and history of the positive-thinking movement. Until now. For all its influence across popular culture, religion, politics, and medicine, this psycho-spiritual movement remains a maligned and misunderstood force in modern life. Its roots are unseen and its long-range impact is unacknowledged. It is often considered a cotton-candy theology for New Agers and self-help junkies. In response, One Simple Idea corrects several historical misconceptions about the positive-thinking movement and introduces us to a number of colorful and dramatic personalities, including Napoleon Hill and Norman Vincent Peale, whose books and influence have touched the lives of tens of millions across the world. Includes an Author Q&A and a PDF of Notes on Sources. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Mitch Horowitz has written a powerful, perceptive, and enlightening testament to the idea that a single thought can change the world. One Simple Idea is simply a brilliant book.”

    Deepak Chopra

  • “This wonderfully inspirational book is filled with both practical and philosophical ideas that will help transform even the most fearful and distracted among us.”

    Ken Burns, New York Times bestselling author of The Dust Bowl

  • “Filled with a cast of remarkable characters and many lively tales, One Simple Idea is a readable, responsible examination of the limits and possibilities of mind-power as a source of constructive transformation.

    Judith Viorst, New York Times bestselling author of Necessary Loses

  • “Horowitz offers a spell-binding survey of the evolution and persistence of positive thinking and its shaping of modern America.”

    Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Mitch Horowitz is vice president and editor in chief at Tarcher/Penguin, the division of Penguin USA dedicated to metaphysical literature. He is the author of Occult America, which received the 2010 PEN Oakland/ Josephine Miles Award for literary excellence. He frequently writes about and discusses alternative spirituality in the national media, including CBS Sunday Morning, Dateline NBC, All Things Considered, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and CNN.com.