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The Authenticity Hoax: Why the "Real" Things We Seek Don't Make Us Happy - Andrew Potter
The Authenticity Hoax: Why the "Real" Things We Seek Don't Make Us Happy
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“A totally real, genuine, authentic book about why you shouldn’t believe any of those words. And it’s genuinely good.” — Gregg Easterbrook, author of Sonic Boom Exploring a number of trends in our popular culture—from Sarah Palin to Antiques Roadshow, organic food to the indignation over James... show more
“A totally real, genuine, authentic book about why you shouldn’t believe any of those words. And it’s genuinely good.” — Gregg Easterbrook, author of Sonic Boom Exploring a number of trends in our popular culture—from Sarah Palin to Antiques Roadshow, organic food to the indignation over James Frey’s memoir—Andrew Potter follows his successful Nation of Rebels with a new book that argues that our pursuit of the authentic is fraught with irony and self-defeat. Readers of The Paradox of Choice or Bowling Alone will find many enlightening insights in The Authenticity Hoax, which is, in the words of Tom de Zengotita (Mediated), “the kind of criticism that changes minds.”
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780061251351 (0061251356)
ASIN: 0061251356
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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2.0 Entertaining, engaging, well-articulated, dangerous sophistry
Andrew Potter is obviously an intelligent and funny guy. He peppers his writing with cogent examples of whatever it is he's trying to convince you of, and leads you down fascinating tangents that really make you think about the world around you (e.g. how the internet makes it harder to be "cool"). ...
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