I am RageBoy, hear me roar. I write Entropy Gradient Reversals, EGR to you, and think about gonzo marketing in my spare time. I'm also co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto, which you can look up here on Amazon or at cluetrain.com. In reality, I'm a meek and unassuming person. Your Mom would probably like me.
Jeneane Sessum was an early blogger and she can really *write*. You might think that automatically goes with the territory, but sadly, it does not. I spent a lot of time with her on the phone during the period described in this book, and know first-hand the hell she went though to quit (I got my own shot at the same hell several years later). If you want an insightful window on the process of dumping cigarettes and catching your breath (so to speak), you could do worse than starting here. and hey, only 3 bucks!
The 1-star reviews are by the very sorts of people Meera Nanda is writing about here. One says, "Meera Nanda did not do a cursory reading of even western academics..." I know that, in fact, she has dual PhD's: one in Biology and one (from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) in Science and Technology Studies. The other claims that she is "currently working for Protestant Churches" - which is the height of absurdity. Nanda is a vocal atheist, as amply attested by her many essays easily available on the web. Her Prophets Facing Backward: Postmodern Critiques of Science and Hindu Nationalism in India is a brilliant scholarly work that has… Read more
I am always amazed at the prodigious number of New Age self-help books available today. These manuals make it easier than ever for people to devolve into lower forms of life. And so much cheaper than a transorbital lobotomy! Here's a sampling of some of my faves. While the subject matter ranges all&hellip Read more
I'd like to ask you to consider a category I've lately been calling NewAge++. It's hard to boil down to a nice brief dictionary definition (I'm working on it), but you'll recognize yourself as a bona fide member of the class if you can relate positively to the following qualifiers.