- File Size: 2478 KB
- Print Length: 52 pages
- Publisher: RosettaBooks (March 8, 2017)
- Publication Date: March 8, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XHLG43W
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,534,964 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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In sum: Useless for serious discussions and overwhelmingly anecdotal. The anecdotes are amusing and well written, but read David Foster Wallace if you want a real analysis of post 1990s culture on the irony/sincerity continuum.
That being said, it's very short (not that that isn't advertised) and essay-ish. It preaches to the choir; it assumes you already know about all of these pop culture people/groups/artworks without going into much detail. Perhaps I'm a bit too used to David Foster Wallace length prose now, but I would have liked more information so that people not familiar with these things can verify the points he's making with examples. Sure, I've seen many of the Judd Apatow films he speaks about, but has my mother?
I'd argue that my mother's (or grandmother's) generation are the ones who most need to hear this message, to know that we aren't all degenerate hedonists and that there is good in the world. It's just not in the same form they know it as. Perhaps I'm gauging the target audience completely wrong, especially since it's only available on electronic devices.
In any case, for the initiated, it's a good, self-affirming read. I've come to the same conclusions as he has (esp. through DFW, as noted above) and I'm glad that I don't have to feel bad about my generation anymore.
(Age 25 if it makes any difference.)
I HIGHLY recommend you read this book!
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