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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ARE YOU SERIOUS?: How to Be True and Get Real in the Age of SillyUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
An intriguing examination of the power and precision of words.Culture critic Siegel (Against the Machine: How the Web is Reshaping Culture and Commerce—and Why It Matters, 2009, etc.) begins with a ... Read full review
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 It is an easy read, yet still packed with great quotes, anecdotes, and historical references.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!
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