Temptation

Finding Self-Control in an Age of Excess
Product Number: EB00385136
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101559307
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Description

" This elegantly written and useful book . . . describes how, for millennia, human beings have struggled to rein in desire." -USA Today At a time when the fallout from reckless spending and unrestrained consumption is fueling a national malaise, Daniel Akst delivers a witty and comprehensive investigation of the central problem of our time: how to save ourselves from what we want. Temptation reminds us that while more calories, sex, and intoxicants are readily available than ever before, crucial social constraints have eroded, creating a world that sorely tests the limits of human willpower. Referencing history, literature, psychology, philosophy, and economics, Akst draws a vivid picture of the many-sided problem of desire-and delivers a blueprint for how we can steer shrewdly away from a campaign of self-destruction.

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Author(s): Daniel Akst
Genre: Self Help
Original Publish Date: Dec 27, 2011

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