"What does it mean to be famous for being famous? To sacrifice your privacy for the devotion of millions of followers and millions of dollars in corporate sponsorships? Sixteen-year-old Amanda Dizon is an ordinary girl in an ordinary town in Iowa, whose only ambition is not to disappoint others. But when she falls into an abandoned well in her back yard during presidential primary campaign season, the national media post the story, the candidates visit her in the hospital, and she becomes a star on the new Chinese-owned social media platform PingPong. She has no special talents, and nothing special to say. But her followers find her ordinariness exotic and refreshing. The media create their own narratives around her fall into the well-she's a hero; she's the victim of a predator; she's fake news. But the attention only serves to increase her popularity. Amanda911 is a story for our time, about an occupation that didn't exist a few years ago, but which millions now aspire to. It's a funny, fast-paced journey through the contemporary digital landscape that is the influencer phenomenon"--Publisher's description
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