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Temptation

(2011)
Finding Self-Control in an Age of Excess
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At a time when the fallout from reckless spending and unrestrained consumption is fueling a national malaise, Daniel Akst delivers a witty and comprehensive investigation of the central problem of our time: how to save ourselves from what we want.

Temptation reminds us that while more calories, sex, and intoxicants are readily available than ever before, crucial social constraints have eroded, creating a world that sorely tests the limits of human willpower. Referencing history, literature, psychology, philosophy, and economics, Akst draws a vivid picture of the many-sided problem of desire-and delivers a blueprint for how we can steer shrewdly away from a campaign of self-destruction.

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December 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Temptation: Finding Self-Control in an Age of Excess
Author(s): Daniel Akst
ISBN: 0-14-312080-8 / 978-0-14-312080-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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December 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Temptation: Finding Self-Control in an Age of Excess
Author(s): Daniel Akst
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA