Are You Serious?: How to Be True and Get Real in the Age of Silly
LeeSiegel, author of Falling Upwards, Not RemotelyControlled, and Against the Machine delivers a provocative critique ofmodern lightness and frivolity, and a timely guide to being serious in an unserious age. In the vein of The Culture of Narcissism, Shop Class as Soulcraft, and How Proust Can Change Your Life,Siegel offers a revelatory look at how a serious bearing is vital toaccomplishing any worthwhile goal in an era increasingly defined by a sardonicapproach to life.
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This is an excellent and eloquent guide to the serious and the silly in public discourse. It is refreshingly free of the dogma and takes no sides in the left/right debate. It is an easy read, yet still packed with great quotes, anecdotes, and historical references. I highly recommend it!
The Urge to Be chapter
The Three chapter five