The dark side of America's 'happiness' industry

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When Ruth Whippman moved to Berkeley, California from the United Kingdom, she noticed a contradiction in American culture. Americans try hard to think positively, and we spend billions in search of happiness – yet we're still so anxious. Her travels around the country led to write a new book. It's America the Anxious: How Our Pursuit of Happiness Is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks.

Credits

Guest:
Ruth Whippman - author, journalist and filmmaker - @ruthwhippman

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Gideon Brower, Sáša Woodruff