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Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by [Postman, Neil]
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Length: 208 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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“I can’t think of a more prophetic, more thoughtful, more necessary – and yes, more entertaining – book about media culture.” –Victor Navasky, National Book Award-winning author of The Art of Controversy

“All I can say about Neil Postman’s brilliant Amusing Ourselves to Death is: Guilty As Charged.” –Matt Groening, Creator of The Simpsons

“As a fervent evangelist of the age of Hollywood, I publicly opposed Neil Postman’s dark picture of our media-saturated future. But time has proved Postman right. He accurately foresaw that the young would inherit a frantically all-consuming media culture of glitz, gossip, and greed.” –Camille Paglia

“A brilliant, powerful, and important book. This is an indictment that Postman has laid down and, so far as I can see, an irrefutable one.” –Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World

About the Author

Neil Postman (1931–2003) was chairman of the Department of Communication Arts at New York University and founder of its Media Ecology program. He wrote more than twenty books.

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  • File Size: 778 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; 20 Anv edition (December 27, 2005)
  • Publication Date: December 27, 2005
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0023ZLLH6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,531 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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