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Absolutely dead-on but unique analysis of US post-60s culture.Published 13 months ago by James T. Trombetta
Heard the author on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross and ordered it before the interview was was a few minutes along!Published 18 months ago by Retired Public Radio producer, program host.
The problem with liberal 'cultural-criticism', which is to say 'cultural-criticism' simply, is that it is doomed to failure by its own definition. Read morePublished on April 29, 2014 by The Southerner
This classic needs to be read by anyone who wants to write media commentary. It's as much a part of the lexicon as "The Elements of Style. Read morePublished on December 10, 2012 by Amazon Customer
Seeing friends talk about nothing except the Golden Globes, or the NFL playoffs, always reminds me of this book. Read morePublished on January 15, 2012 by Tom Tiding
I had this book pushed on me by a friend bemoaning the death of "taste and refinement" in the USA. Well, I've read it and the other reviews here and I don't understand the hype. Read morePublished on December 16, 2010 by Either C, or D.
I've been thinking about this book a lot lately, especially Trow's description of the Family Feud anecdote in which the game show host "asked contestants to guess what a poll of a... Read morePublished on March 29, 2009 by Gabrielle Uz
Due to its unique structure (lots of brief, choppy sections, almost stream of consciousness writing at times) this is somewhat challenging to read, but worth the struggle. Read morePublished on May 24, 2007 by Bill H
A quirky diatribe against the superficiality and meaninglessness of TV, with its focus on the trivial and mindless. Read morePublished on April 10, 2007 by James Von Hendy