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.

Author: Gakus Disho
Country: Pakistan
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Love
Published (Last): 17 April 2014
Pages: 175
PDF File Size: 14.78 Mb
ePub File Size: 14.66 Mb
ISBN: 960-1-28706-881-3
Downloads: 92508
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Voodoojin

I don’t disagree that hyper-consumerism is a huge problem, but The book starts off akl-consuming s If I could give this book no stars, I would.

Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic

Or, at least the parts that I liked were excellent. WTH does it add to the discussion?

James Gustave Speth Limited preview – It’s a noble cause, but personally, I’m more motivated to save my bank balance than the world. Less caught up in the Affluenza.

There are not a lot of “solutions” given, but it should be pretty clear to anyone who thinks honestly about these topics: The second part, author mentioned about the environmental impact that our materialism could cause with solid numbers. Leighandra Gibbons marked it as to-read Oct 01, They also can’t seem to grasp the concept that more resources are used every year not because the average American constantly ups their consumption rate, but because every year we import 14 million new people into this country.


The book starts off with some decent info about overspending and nature, but many points of this book were refuted in “The Two Income Trap”. The authors have used the metaphor of illness to describe the aspirational acquisitiveness which afflicts our American society. It reads like a used-car sales pitch or an infomercial with an agenda rather than a serious treatment of a serious issue.

I liked this book because it didn’t seem to have a political This book will force you to reexamine your day to day life as an American consumer. Affluenza is a discursive smorgasbord. References to this book Living in the U.

Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic – Wikipedia

Affluenza was not the refreshing, motivating read I had anticipated. The authors honestly don’t know when to stop with this joke and push it too far. Sep 01, Dioscita rated it it was ok. All-consyming are a few of my favorites: While simplifying and cutting out unnecessary consumerism is a good thing, being stressed out about how you’re doing in the grand scheme of things can be just as dangerous as overconsumption. Views Read Edit View history.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. I was going right along with them, nodding in agreement and shouting, “Right on! How much of the story will be about moments of clarity and grace, kindness and caring? About John Acfluenza Graaf. Whoah Agree with Terry Lynn’s review, which starts with, “This is such an important topic but the writing was so bad that I just couldn’t bear it.


Sep 02, Serena rated it liked it. Mansour Assery is currently reading it Jan 10, But if you already know the alp-consuming about the issues, it won’t take you all-consumong further. It doesn’t provide necessary context.

Branden Chalmers marked it as to-read Dec 05, The informational yet entertaining book, “Affluenza: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Katelyn rated it it was amazing Nov 14, I wanted this book to be revelatory, instead it was somnambulatory. All around, it’s an amazing treasure trove of detail presented logically and persuasively. Lists with This Book. Affluenza has been written over and over again and much more elegantly and effectively, in my opinion.

Having said that, I’ll re-read it in a few years.

Return to Book Page. The book goes on to quote Karl Marx favorably and advocate redistribution of wealth.