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The book is going to be an eye opener.
Sadly, Benjamin Barber had enough material for an essay or blog post, but chose to write a book instead (because only books are serious enough for him?).
While I didn't agree with the solutions in the book, I was transfixed by his observations of our current situation.
Perhaps, if you majored in the High Level Vocabulary department at English University, you'd have an easier time reading this book. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Nate
I can't get beyond the first 5 pages of the book. The author sounds so pretentious and ridiculous it pulls from the content. Example: "... Read morePublished 4 months ago by aelicia
Eye opening treatise that exposes consumer capitalism for what it is and offers solutions. Will never look at business the same.Published 6 months ago by Steve Rose
This is a well-researched book with an ambitious scope, trying to cover how marketing shapes and replaces our identities and our cultures. Read morePublished 11 months ago by bluemoose
Informative but repetitive and really if you've read one of Barber's books you've heard all of what's in this one before. If it's your first read then you may find it interesting. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Miaa
My husband & I have read through this book together once already, and it was so good and insightful, we've decided to read through it again, just to remind ourselves of all the... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Karen511
This is a good enough copy of a book that I expected a little more of. I was hoping for something that would grab my attention the way Malcolm Gladwell does.Published 16 months ago by TeePee
After you buy it, of course. The book is about how you are being taken for a ride by a consumerist society. Read morePublished 18 months ago by ____
The reason this book is poorly rated is because anyone who has a modicum of knowledge of world history knows that this kind of nonsense is the same old Marxist, collectivist,... Read morePublished on February 14, 2012 by Douglas P. Blakely