fine, don’t cheer up

The other day I went into Barnes & Noble to noodle around the Aging section.  (Yes, there is one, and its entire contents fall neatly into two categories:  How to Care for Your Aging Parents and How to Stay Young Forever.)  I didn’t escape empty-handed, though, because Barbara Ehrenreich’s Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking is Undermining America caught my eye on the way out.