Abigail's Reviews > Shiny Objects: Why We Spend Money We Don't Have in Search of Happiness We Can't Buy

Shiny Objects by James A. Roberts
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Aug 08, 12

Read in August, 2012

Though the idea of materialism as something we need to get away from is not a particularly new subject, the author presents research that is scary and frustrating. I was surprised at some of the numbers about product placement. The chapter on Prosperity Gospel was certainly an interesting reminder of how pervasive this has become. Caught a number of phrases that I've heard in my own head that I need to break out of. There are definitely more positive affirmations one can have than "I deserve to buy...."
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