WHY I WANT TO READ THIS: Just the title felt like a relief. I've always been suspicious of the "power of positive thinking," the "turn a frown upside down" philosophy, the pernicious idea that if you hold positive thoughts about your future it'll all be good (and the dark flip side of that, whih is that if bad things happen to you it must be your own fault for not thinking positively enough). What about practicality? What about admittig that some things in life just suck (cancer, people you love dying, cruelty)? What about grieving, having a good cry, raging against dumb fate? I can't wait to read this book.