'The Impulse Society: America In The Age Of Instant Gratification' By Paul Roberts
More than thirty years ago, Christopher Lasch hinted at this bleak world in his landmark book, The Culture of Narcissism. In The Impulse Society, Paul Roberts shows how that self-destructive pattern has grown so pervasive that anxiety and emptiness are becoming embedded in our national character.
Yet it is in this unease that Roberts finds clear signs of change—and broad revolt as millions of Americans try step off the self-defeating treadmill of gratification and restore a sense of balance.
A journalist since 1983, Paul Roberts writes and lectures frequently on the complex interplay of business, technology, psychology, and the natural world.