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At best it's an intellectual academic version of “stuff white people like”, skewering a certain type of liberal hipster with philosophical, literary, and cultural history along the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by ACJ
It really doesn't matter what Potter thinks about authenticity, when he
concludes that we must continue to embrace the market economy. Read more
I felt thoroughly entertained by all of Potters connections between things like recognition, authenticity, the market economy, and jihadist. I would recommend itPublished 10 months ago by Alan
The title of this book was certainly provocative to me because when I first saw it, it planted the seed of doubt in my mind about the meaning of a common word that I had once taken... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Kev Minh Allen
TL;DR: People are often full of crap, have self motivating interest... Including the author. Thats really all I have to say.Published on August 26, 2013 by S. Hicks
One of the best books that I have ever read without question. If you are one of those people that really enjoyed Class by Paul Fussell, then you will absolutely love Potter's take... Read morePublished on June 28, 2013 by Alicia M. Webster
Potter's book examines this quest for authenticity in our lives as we live in an increasingly fake world of commercials, staged PR events, etc, Because of our genetic makeup, we... Read morePublished on June 13, 2013 by G. Wickersham
Glad to hear that others got something worthwhile out of the book because I did not. For those of us in the history, law, or science businesses, "authenticity" is hardly a... Read morePublished on August 6, 2012 by Cynthia M. Vanness
AMAZING work of satire that can only be comprehended as a meta-ironic inauthentic hoax of a book.
It rivals the previous Canadian artistic high point of meta-irony:... Read more