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I highly recommend that NO fan of The Simpsons purchase this book, as you'll find nothing new here.
While he doesn't have many original ideas and quotes from others' books, articles and interviews too often and too much, he is at least passionate.
The insight that pop culture has become a strong identifying factor in a fragmenting society is interesting, but by no means original.
I picked up this book expecting a fun history of the Simpsons with lots of interviews with those responsible for the show and behind the scenes anecdotes of how it came about. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Tim
I like the Simpsons.
I like Canada.
I like media critiques, cultural critiques, and especially social analysis of pop-culture phenomena. Read more
I'm a bit late in the game here, this book is over 10 years old. But, it exists and others may want to read it at this time. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Elizabeth
I really enjoy the show and I got a lot of enjoyment out of this book. This show really has defined my generation.Published 21 months ago by TechGeek
Nothing special - needed it for class.
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Obviously this book goes into great depths about the Simpsons and how they relate to American popular culture in general; in essence what does the Simpsons mean? Read morePublished on January 17, 2011 by Joe Blow
Somewhere amidst the breezy knee-jerk leftist political bleating is a worthy book subject, namely "The Simpsons"'s contributions to and historical place within American popular... Read morePublished on September 6, 2010 by factsnotwishes
This is easily one of the most entertaining audiobooks I have listened to in a long time. The book is filled with quotes from the Simpson, and the narrator does great Simpson... Read morePublished on August 3, 2009 by Jeremy H.
When I came to the reviews here, I wanted to see what other books this author had written. I was not very surprised to find he had recently written a book on Marxism. Read morePublished on February 15, 2009 by Alexander E. Maas