Authenticity: Brands, Fakes, Spin and the Lust for Real Life

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Harper Perennial, 2003 - Authenticity (Philosophy) - 315 pages
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David Boyle guides us through the next big thing in Western living -- the determined rejection of the fake, the virtual, the spun and the mass-produced, in the search for authenticity.

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User Review  - cliffagogo - LibraryThing

The idea of humanity shying away from technical and artificial things is hardly new, but Boyle explains and articulates his theories on natural and ‘unspun’ ways of life with hearty enthusiasm. Read full review

Review: Authenticity: Brands, Fakes, Spin And The Lust For Real Life

User Review  - Stevphen Shukaitis - Goodreads

This is an OK book. Does a nice job at exploring the many different facets of the desire for authenticity and the politics that go along with this. Personally I'd rather get my calls to insurgent and creative life from Vaneigem or someone with a bit more panache and flair. Read full review

About the author (2003)

David Boyle is the author of Funny Money and The Tyranny of Numbers. Editor of New Economics since 1988, he has also edited a range of other publications. David Boyle is a Fellow of the RSA and a well-known figure in organisations such as the New Economics Foundation. He has been a Winston Churchill Fellow and is a regular broadcaster on the future of money, cities, economics and now - reality.

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