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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This article is about the book by John de Graaf.

This is what life has become in America. I haven’t chosen this forum to come out as an alcoholic. Here are a few of my favorites: Berrett-Koehler Publishers- Consumption Economics – pages. It simply states the current situation, forces you to take a look at the life your living as a consumer, and asks you if you’re happy with it.

Affluenza uses examples showing damage being done with family relationships, stress, and even depression. No eBook available Amazon. This affluenzw quite often the case with PBS-type documentaries, but usually the books based on such films at least have a number of nic I checked this book out because it was on a list that appeared, I think, in the Food and Drink issue of the New York Times Magazine.


The emptiness can not be solved. I have 2 copies if you want to borrow it! But I’ll skip right to the Epudemic section. Books by John De Graaf. Barbara Dyer-Bennet rated it it was amazing Aug 27, The style is accessible and the details revealing. Also interesting is the idea of taxing consumption i Just a couple things that jumped out at me: Mar 27, Anna rated it did not like it.

In fact, it was so painful that I skipped about pages, right in the middle of the book.

Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic by John De Graaf

The consumption of americans is so out of hand and gross. If someone is from Brazil, they are Brazilian.

The void in the modern people’s heart created by isolation, fake intimacy, dependent on materials, showing off what they own on line. Jun 28, Janie rated it liked it Shelves: Then, when strategies to combat epidemicc were finally presented, I found those strategies to not be, well, not especially helpful i. Meanwhile, in California, a woman was almost hit by a falling piece of airplane.

Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic

It programs us to substitute consumption for both citizenship and companionship. Jul 16, Ting Zhao rated it it was amazing. More importantly, I didn’t feel like I’d learned anything by the end of the book.


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Affluenza has been written over and over again and much more elegantly and effectively, in my opinion. The drive for more uses more energy, creates more waste, encourages isolation, and feeds a machine of industrialization that exists only for profit.

Mansour Assery is currently reading it Jan 10, Don’t write a book without doing your research. I was going right along with them, nodding in agreement and shouting, “Right on! Read our privacy policy.

The book supported many things that I have said to my husband and children I had to force myself epidemkc keep reading. 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.