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You should not be reading this comment, you should be reading this book.
Postman makes a convincing argument about the effects of commercial television as America changes from a print-based culture to a visual one.
Amusing Ourselves is a book that should be read and discussed by as many people as possible.
Postman clearly and efficiently argues that our society's ability to engage with intelligent discourse is eroding largely because the medium of our communication has degenerated... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Isaac Jonathan Hovet
Clean, bright book with VERY little rubbing of cover. VERY nice! Received in just a few days after ordering. 5 Stars!Published 9 days ago by Ann Patry
30 years after its initial publication, Neil Postman's landmark book about television & the ways it mediates human experience, turning it into shallow voyeurism, is even more... Read morePublished 10 days ago by William Timothy Lukeman
It bored me to death!!! When I initially heard that we were to read this title for a communications class I was excited, that excitement quickly diminished as I began reading and... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Helene Cote
Very appropriate for today's times. Yes, some of the items mentioned seem like common sense today, but it's good to be shared again to another generation. Read morePublished 11 days ago by jtr1907
There are two basic ideas in this book. The first is that the medium of communication affects the content of the message. The second is that we are addicted to amusement. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Edward Brumby