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.
"A brilliant book" - Deepak Chopra
Join us as we present nonfiction author Mitch Horowitz as he discusses his book "One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life". Live interview, Booksigning, Q&A. Feb 7 2014. 7pm. Free admission. Monte Cristo Bookshop 38 Green Street New London Connecticut.
Mitch Horowitz is vice-president and editor-in-chief at Tarcher/Penguin in New York and the author of Occult America (Bantam), which received the 2010 PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award for literary excellence.
Horowitz has discussed the history and impact of alternative spirituality on CBS Sunday Morning, Dateline NBC, All Things Considered, The History Channel, Big Think, The Montel Williams Show, Coast to Coast AM, and other national media. He has recently written on alternative spiritual topics for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, The Huffington Post, and BoingBoing.
Horowitz has spoken at The Esalen Institute, The Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School, The San Francisco Writers Conference, 92YTribeca, The Association for Research and Enlightenment (Virginia Beach, VA), The Rhine Research Center (Durham, NC), and at arts spaces including Observatory (Gowanus, Brooklyn) and Pete’s Candy Store (Williamsburg, Brooklyn).
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