So You've Been Publicly Shamed
Penguin, 2015 - Psychology - 290 pages
Now a New York Times bestseller and from the author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame.
'The terror of what?' I said.
'The terror of being found out.'
A great renaissance of public shaming is sweeping our land. Justice has been democratized. The silent majority are getting a voice. But what are we doing with our voice? We are mercilessly finding people's faults. We are defining the boundaries of normality by ruining the lives of those outside it. We are using shame as a form of social control.
Simultaneously powerful and hilarious in the way only Jon Ronson can be, So You've Been Publicly Shamed is a deeply honest book about modern life, full of eye-opening truths about the escalating war on human flaws - and the very scary part we all play in it.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kropferama - LibraryThing
Much of the internet is a mean and dark place. Jon Ronson shows how the power of the internet can be turned on an individual to publicly shame a person and in some cases destroy their lives. A couple ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - burritapal - LibraryThing
Great book, easy-to-read, with flow, humor and compassion. This book is about people like the dentist who shot Cecil the lion, but it went to publication before that happened. Too bad. Too bad also ... Read full review
Three The Wilderness
Four God That Was Awesome
Five Man Descends Several Rungs in
Six Doing Something Good
seven Journey to a ShameFree Paradise
Eight The ShameEradication Workshop
Ten The Near Drowning of Mike Daisey
Eleven The Man Who Can Change
Twelve The Terror
Fourteen Cats and Ice Cream and Music
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