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Ruth Whippman

Ruth Whippman is an author, humorist, and cultural critic.

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280: Ruth Whippman on the Complexity of Happiness
Ruth Whippman is a regular contributor to radio shows, television, and podcasts, having made appearances on shows including NPR’s Brian Lehrer Show, To the Point, CBS news and Morning Edition amongst many others. She is also a regular speaker and has given talks at Google, Princeton University and UC Berkeley as well as many other venues. Her book is, America the Anxious: How Our Pursuit of Happiness is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks and it is this – along with the flaws of the self help that she and Eric talk about in this episode.Need help with completing your goals in 2019? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year.But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!In This Interview, Ruth Whippman and I Discuss...Her book, America the Anxious: How Our Pursuit of Happiness is Creating a Nation of Nervous WrecksHow many people in the self-help industry are trying to sell easy answers and life is incredibly complexSitting with a certain amount of complexity in lifeThe flaws with studiesThe one thing consistent across all research and people’s experience about happinessThe American tradition of self-relianceThe victim blaming myth that we’re completely responsible for how we feelThat circumstances absolutely play a role in our degree of happinessWhat’s behind the positive psychology movementHow we need to think of well being as a shared responsibilityThat it’s easy to lose compassion when you go too far down the road of “your happiness is completely within your control and completely your responsibility”The flaws in The Law of Attraction theoryHow to cope with the anxiety-producing stuff going on in the newsThe importance of social support, community, and connectionThe challenges of social mediaRuth Whippman Links:ruthwhippman.comtwitterfacebookinstagramThe Great Courses Plus – learn more about virtually any topic – beyond the basics and even master a subject if you want to. Get a free trial with access to their entire library at www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/wolfNetsuite by Oracle – the business software that handles every aspect of your business in an easy to use cloud platform. Get Netsuite’s free guide, 7 Key Strategies to Grow Your Profits, by going to www.netsuite.com/wolfIf you liked this episode, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Jonathan RauchPaul DolanMichelle Gielan
Ruth Whippman #494
What a thrill to have the brilliant British writer Ruth Whippman on the show to talk about her book, America The Anxious, and a wide array of other things.  We spoke about the nature of happiness and what the pursuit of it can do to us.  The social media culture, and even Brexit.  Ruth is witty and smart so take a listen and see for hear for yourself. Ruth’s humorous essays and cultural criticism appear in The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Guardian, The Independent, The Huffington Post and The Pool amongst other places. She is the author of America the Anxious, How Our Pursuit of Happiness is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks (St Martin’s/ Macmillan, 2016) UK title: The Pursuit of Happiness, Why Are We Driving Ourselves Crazy and How Can We Stop (Hutchinson, Penguin.)  The book was a New York Post Best Book of 2016, A New York Times Editor’s Choice, a New York Times Paperback Row pick, one of Newsweek’s Nine Books to Change the Way You Think in 2016, a Sunday Times top summer read and a Daily Mail Must Read.  The Sunday Times described Ruth as a “whip-sharp British Bill Bryson.” Ruth is a regular contributor to radio shows, television and podcasts, having made appearances on shows including NPR’s Brian Lehrer Show, To the Point, CBS news and Morning Edition amongst many others. She  is also a regular speaker (watch her TEDx talk here ) and has given talks at Google (part of the Authors at Google series) Princeton University and UC Berkeley as well as many other venues. Before becoming a full time writer, Ruth was a producer and director at the BBC in London making documentaries and current affairs shows for BBC television including working on several BAFTA winning series. She lives in California with her husband and three young sons. Ruth regularly gives talks at various venues including conferences, colleges, book groups and community groups. If you would like to request Ruth to speak at your event, to your book group or anywhere else, or for interview requests, please fill out the contact form on the website. The post Ruth Whippman #494 appeared first on Paul Samuel Dolman.
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2
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2
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1 hour, 28 minutes