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The Resource Desperately seeking self-improvement : a year inside the optimization movement, Carl Cederström and André Spicer

Desperately seeking self-improvement : a year inside the optimization movement, Carl Cederström and André Spicer

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Desperately seeking self-improvement : a year inside the optimization movement
Title
Desperately seeking self-improvement
Title remainder
a year inside the optimization movement
Statement of responsibility
Carl Cederström and André Spicer
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Language
eng
Summary
"For an extraordinary year, authors Carl Cederström and André Spicer threw themselves headlong into the multifarious and often bizarre world of self-optimization, a burgeoning movement that seeks to transcend the limits placed on us by merely being human. As willing guinea pigs in an extraordinary (and sometimes downright dangerous) range of techniques and technologies, our heroic protagonists used apps that deliver electric shocks in pursuit of improved concentration, wore headbands designed to optimize meditation, attempted to boost their memory through associative techniques (and failed to be admitted to MENSA), trained for weightlifting competitions, wrote a Scandinavian detective story under the influence of mind enhancing drugs, enrolled in motivational seminars and tantra sex workshops, attended new-age retreats and man-camps, underwent plastic surgery, and experimented with vibrators that stimulated parts of the body they barely knew existed. Somewhat surprisingly, the two young professors survived this year of rigorous research and have drawn on it to produce a hilarious and eye-opening book. Written in the form of two parallel diaries, Desperately Seeking Self-Improvement provides a biting analysis of the narcissism and individual competitiveness that increasingly pervades a society in which, as social solutions recede, individual self-improvement is the only option left."--Back cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1980-
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Cederström, Carl
Dewey number
158.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF632
LC item number
.C43 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Spicer, André
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cederström, Carl
  • Spicer, André
  • Self-help techniques
  • Self
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Desperately seeking self-improvement : a year inside the optimization movement, Carl Cederström and André Spicer
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [355]-358)
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn973292638
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9781944869397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)973292638
Label
Desperately seeking self-improvement : a year inside the optimization movement, Carl Cederström and André Spicer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [355]-358)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn973292638
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9781944869397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)973292638

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