Jerry Mander holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Economics, spent 15 years in the advertising business, including five as president and partner of Freeman, Mander & Gossage, San Francisco, one of the most celebrated agencies in the country. After quitting commercial advertising, he achieved national fame for his public service campaigns, leading the Wall Street Journal to call him "the Ralph Nader of adevertising." In 1972 he founded the country's first non-profit ad agency, taking leave of that in 1974. Mander is co-author of The Great International Paper Airplane Book.
This is an amazingly good book, still valid today long after it was written. You probably have not read anything like it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Warren
Looks just as true in 2014 as the 1950s-70s specifics described.
This book was written 1977, 1978: could just as well have been written last week, little to nothing has... Read more
I read this back in 1985. Absolutely brilliant!
When I got married in 1978 five people wanted to give us a 'gift' of a TV. I said no thanks. Read more
This is mostly so I can post a 5 star review., and to bring more attention up such an enlighting book!! Read morePublished 6 months ago by R. Keith
I probably watched as much television as anyone else who grew up in the 60s and 70s. We had a black-and-white unit, with a wooden case, like a piece of furniture; in fact, the same... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Larry Benjamin
I am glad I am reading this book, after thinking about reading it for years. I have not owned a television for decades, and have not been interested in watching it (at others'... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Book Lovers' Reviewer
we love to watch
we cannot distinguish truth from horror any longer
we are devoid perfectly of empathy, of compassion, of true human communication and sentiment... Read more
If you want to know why our culture is in decline, read this book. Mander's latter books are well written also.Published 8 months ago by Trice
If everyone in the world read this book, I am still inclined to believe that it would not make a difference as most of the world has already fallen under the spell of this... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Thomas Dorschel