Shelf life: Looking at secular books Jemimah, aged six, came home from school yesterday saying that she had done well at school because ‘I believed in myself’. Secular Shelf Life Sarah Allen SMILE OR DIEHow Positive Thinking fooled America and the WorldBy Barbara Ehrenreich. Granta. 235 pages. £10.99ISBN 978-1-84708-135-3 subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.