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Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness

Bluebird Women and the New Psychology of Happiness CAN A WOMAN BE SMART EMPOWERED AND HAPPY Happiness has become a serious business Where twentiethcentury psychology focused on depression and illness in the new millennium scientists have begun focu

  • Title: Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness
  • Author: Ariel Gore
  • ISBN: 9780374114893
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Hardcover
  • CAN A WOMAN BE SMART, EMPOWERED, AND HAPPY Happiness has become a serious business Where twentiethcentury psychology focused on depression and illness, in the new millennium scientists have begun focusing on positive psychology the study of happiness Ariel Gore first became intrigued by this subject when she discovered that Positive Psychology was the most popuCAN A WOMAN BE SMART, EMPOWERED, AND HAPPY Happiness has become a serious business Where twentiethcentury psychology focused on depression and illness, in the new millennium scientists have begun focusing on positive psychology the study of happiness Ariel Gore first became intrigued by this subject when she discovered that Positive Psychology was the most popular course on the Harvard campus As she read deeper into the topic, she noticed something disturbing everyone in this happy land was a man Worse still, some of these new experts seemed hell bent on proving that women with traditional values and breadwinning husbands those who had made an effort to expect less, according to one sociologist were content than women with feminist values The she read the she wondered Can a woman be smart, empowered, and happy Determined to find out, Gore began her own study in living a journey into the feminine history, science, and experience of happiness Her results, chronicled with humor and curiosity in Bluebird, are by turns fascinating and enriching A woman s happiness may not come easy, and it may not take the forms prescribed by popular culture But, as Gore discovers, it is not only possible but necessary Bluebird is a smart, no nonsense, uplifting study of the real secret of joy, and whether it s truly at odds with the goals of modern women.

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    1. I am reading Ariel Gore's "Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness" for the first time. The fact that it's taken me this long to get to it is a bit of an embarrassment, as Ariel is both a friend, a peer, and she mentioned me in the book itself! Another reason it's ridiculous it's take me this long to get to it is that Ariel is, I believe, one of the great writers of our generation. Utterly and easily readable, she makes a topic that could be stilted and distant deeply and personally [...]

    2. i feel so weird & conflicted about this book! i guess i feel weird & conflicted about ariel gore's work in general. in the abstract, i feel like i enjoy her writing, but when i'm actually reading it, it doesn't seem to go anywhere & i'm not really into it. that's exactly how i feel about this book: i enjoyed the process of reading it (which took all of two & a half hours--i couldn't believe what a quick read it was) & i feel like there were even some insights, but it's all ju [...]

    3. This short but meaningful book is a smart combination of self-help, memoir, and academic study. Gore does not surmise a remedy for the blues, she does not use her life as an anecdote to overcome defeat or as a guiding light toward beatitude, nor does she use statistics and theory to expose her education. Instead, Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness is a collection of wise womanhood, the crannies of optimism that are too often ignored.With eloquent emotional pacing, Gore forms a c [...]

    4. I’ve been anxious to review this book since I first cracked it open in September. I found the book on , after a summer of working with a therapist myself trying to sort out my depression, and had the intention of ordering it but in September I decided to get it through interlibrary loan and the day it arrived through interlibrary loan I sat in my room and plowed through sixty-six pages without once glancing up to look at the clock. Why was a book on psychology so engrossing to me?The answer is [...]

    5. I love this book. It was inspiring and comforting, taking true-to-life accounts from real women about their sources of happiness. Favorite quotes:Page 32We create our own reality thusly.Without denial or narcissism, we muster the courage to face the world as it is, and we begin to take an active role in its transformation. We muster the courage to face our own lives just as they are and, even in the midst of suffering, rejoice.Page 38As women we were supposed to concern ourselves with whether or [...]

    6. I just finished the book Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness by Ariel Gore. Overall, I liked it. I think there are bits and pieces that are problematic, and some parts that really resonated with me, so overall, I'd say it was good.The take-away message that I really liked was that we live in a culture where being unhappy is seen as a problem that needs to be fixed. Yet, the unhappiness is the way for us to see, feel and recognize the happiness. Gore talked about this in the frame [...]

    7. One of the best books I've read in a while. Ariel Gore takes a critical look at the positive psychology movement. However, unlike Barbara Ehrenreich's book on the same topic (which came out around the same time), this book offers a more nuanced and complex analysis of happiness, specifically around the question of what happiness means for women and how this relates to positive psychology approaches. The book is a nicely-done interweaving of memoir/ personal account with intellectual analysis and [...]

    8. *Positive psychology for the rest of us,* This book made me happy. So happy that I read it twice.A (wo)manifesto for happiness, _Bluebird_ tailors the newly emerging field of positive psychology to fit the rest of us--i.e females. As Ariel herself explains: "This is a book about shaping our own realities--about better understanding our emotional lives so we might become more active players in their creation--so I think it's important to consider in what ways we create our realities. Because as i [...]

    9. B-Normally I wouldn't have read a book on happiness, but Ariel Gore is one of my fave writers. An interesting look at happiness, what makes happiness, why women aren't experts on happiness, why women seem more often unhappy…when things get tough, I practice tonglen and have started doing it in stressful work and subway situations, and it really helps. But what makes you happy? What makes me happy? Running, my love, my kitty, writing, dancing, pretty places, hiking, nature, the oceanI need to i [...]

    10. Basically, it was like happiness light. What I liked was when the author shared her own story about her pursuit of happiness. If she had stuck with that approach, the book would have been much more interesting. Basically, she didn't introduce me to anything that I didn't already know. Furthermore, she somehow missed all the yoga-centric or Buddhist views of happiness. So, overall, I was disappointed.

    11. Don't let the chintzy cover fool you. This is a great companion piece to the works of Gilligan, Gilbert, Gubar, and Brown. Also provides much needed critique of some of the blind spots of positive psychology-- gender, class, cross-cultural differences. Functions both as an academic exercise and Gore's own personal journey in a seamless fashion.

    12. I mostly really liked this -- it was a thoughtful, personal take on the "positive psychology" trend and how/if women's experience with and expectations for happiness are different from those of the men who make up most of the "experts" and study participants. I loved the idea of a "panel of experts" comprised of regular women, and the excerpts from their journals were all fantastic. It didn't 100% come together in the end -- because, obviously, there is no one answer to "what does happiness mean [...]

    13. Chewy without being too dense, but I've read it too closely to another book on parenting to be able to properly separate what I enjoyed most about this one without relying on the other as comparison. I did enjoy all the glimpses into the lives of these women, the author and her circle of experts - I would liked to have seen more of that, I think, than the other bits on positive psychology, even if those bits were interesting too.

    14. I need this book on my shelf permanently, just so I can reread passages whenever I forget what makes me happy. Empowered books written by smart, intuitive women are what make me happy. Thank you, Ariel Gore.

    15. "The manufacture of happiness actually leads to emotional burnout. There's an ironic correlation between forced cheerfulness and depression. And when Cheerfulness is considered the rule, even ordinary sadness or frustration----feelings that would be considered normal in many other cultures and at many other times in history --- can easily be interpreted as illness." p 53Talking about depression: "Melancholia" descriptions could be found in Greek medical texts, the Bible and Chinese mythology. "B [...]

    16. This short but meaningful book is a smart combination of self-help, memoir, and academic study. Gore does not surmise a remedy for the blues, she does not use her life as an anecdote to overcome defeat or as a guiding light toward beatitude, nor does she use statistics and theory to expose her education. Instead, Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness is a collection of wise womanhood, the crannies of optimism that are too often ignored.With eloquent emotional pacing, Gore forms a c [...]

    17. I was reading the reviews of the Gretchen Rubin Happiness books and this book was recommended as being one worth reading on the topic of happiness. I'm glad it was as I think it is so much more insightful and on point regarding the issue of happiness than the Rubin books. Gore does a good job of looking at societal attitudes and messages about womanhood and how hard finding your own personal happiness can be. Reading her rundown of how men have negatively classified women's emotional states thro [...]

    18. I thought this book was extremely helpful in coming to terms with where you are in life, and helping you figure out where you want to be. This book along with a lot of LONG conversations with my husband, I finally feel at peace with my life. I feel like I know what I want in 5 years and in 25 years. I finally feel like I know where I'm going I again, something that I haven't felt in a lot of years. Turns out its ok to not be happy all the time. Its ok to make decisions that don't please everyone [...]

    19. Ariel Gore is a respected writer and has a wide following. When she delved into postiive psychology, she found that women were sorely underrepresented in its research. So she set out to find what we mean when we talk about happiness, and what components make up happiness for both women and men.As a memoir, and self-help book, it's fabulous. The book is full of gems and imspiring quotes, and the last chapter manifesto makes you want to jump up and fight for your joy. Her stories are compelling, a [...]

    20. This book was one I thankfully did not buy or I would have asked for my money back. I had to skim read it because it was so thin on information, inspiration, insight or indeed anything else. I knew things were going to get bad when the author talked about Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat Pray Love in terms of that being a good book rather than the self indulgent rant of a very spoilt brat.Bluebird says nothing for many pages while positing the question what makes women happy, and then comes to the conclu [...]

    21. I was neutral about this book at best for the first third or so. I'm not sure I agreed with all of Gore's conclusions about why women are diagnosed with depression more often than men and the reasons we're prescribed anti-depressants more often. She seemed to be pushing the "cultural pressure to be happy" thing a little harder than I was totally comfortable with. More than that, it wasn't really new information to me, but then, perhaps I shouldn't fault her for that.But the last two-thirds reall [...]

    22. Fascinating- part happiness diary, part research and information on the happiness movement and positive psychology, part history lesson, part self help book.But the topic- happiness and in particular how the current studies, tools. etc. relate to women in general and the American woman in particular, fascinating. Arial Gore approached the topic first by looking at the background of happiness, expectations of happiness and where these may come from. She explores the treatment of not being happy. [...]

    23. It was a pleasant, philosophical read. Interesting and good insights on the psycholgy profession's ways of evaluating depression in women versus men -- and the obvious sexism that led many in the profession's early and not-so-early days to patronize women's feelings and insist on male-led traditional ways to approach the subject of happiness. I learned - we can make no assumptions--and to appreciate the pluses, but not take my happiness as a given, when I have it. we all have to look for it--and [...]

    24. On my decision to only read one book about happiness (since it would only depress me to read more), I picked Bluebird rather than The Happiness Project because the latter encourages singing in the morning. Happiness is the now the new-ish form of measuring a society's wellbeing instead of GDP (think Bhutan), just like EQ is being trotted out as a better indicator of a child's future success than IQ. Gore spends the entire book trying to define happiness ("it is not the absence of sadness") but g [...]

    25. Ariel Gore doesn't resonate with me all that well as a person: I don't imagine us getting along in real life. Often her conclusions seem predisposed by her feminist ideals (her focus group of "experts" is culled from her own circle, after all. Also, I don't know that the author of "Eat. Pray. Love." warrants the weight of being hailed as a contemporary philosopher quite yet as Gore seems to.)She varies her approach in searching for sources of happiness, which I appreciate. Very little attention [...]

    26. Are women and men happy in different ways, for different reasons? In this mix of research and personal experience, Gore says yes, and faults the Positive Psychology movement (Seligman, Csikszentmihalyi and others)for ignoring or underemphasizing these differences. Gore's own study of women's happiness--performed by collecting journal entries and forming "expert" panels of women-- is interesting, but only feels incisive and truly informative in the last quarter of the book. While I enjoyed readin [...]

    27. I really enjoyed this book. A lot of the general ideas about happiness/depression were familiar, but it was good to have the focus on how these issues relate to women. Since reading it, I keep coming across more articles about how unhappy women are, how isolated social networks make us, that kind of thing. I also found it good on a practical level - I hadn't intended to use it as a self-help book, but some of the things she tried while researching happiness just sounded like a good idea. So I ha [...]

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