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Trick mirror : reflections on self-delusion / Jia Tolentino.

By: Tolentino, Jia [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Random House, [2019]Copyright date: �2019Description: xi, 303 pages ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0525510540; 9780525510543.Subject(s): Tolentino, Jia | Social media -- Psychological aspects | Generation Y | Self-doubt | United States -- Civilization -- 21st century | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Essays | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory | Civilization | United States | United States -- Civilization | 2000-2099Genre/Form: Essays.DDC classification: 973.93
Contents:
The I in the internet -- Reality TV me -- Always be optimizing -- Pure heroines -- Ecstasy -- The story of a generation in seven scams -- We come from old Virginia -- The cult of the difficult woman -- I thee dread.
Summary: A writer at The New Yorker examines the fractures at the center of contemporary culture. In each essay, Tolentino writes about a cultural prism: the rise of the nightmare social internet; the advent of scamming as the definitive millennial ethos; the literary heroine's journey from brave to blank to bitter; and the punitive dream of optimization, which insists that everything, including our bodies, should become more efficient and beautiful until we die.Summary: "A breakout writer at The New Yorker examines the fractures at the center of contemporary culture with verve, deftness, and intellectual ferocity--for readers who've wondered what Susan Sontag would have been like if she had brain damage from the internet. Jia Tolentino is a peerless voice of her generation, melding the conflicts, contradictions, and sea changes that define us and our time. Now, in this dazzling collection of nine entirely original essays, written with a rare combination of give and sharpness, wit and fearlessness, she delves into the forces that warp our vision, demonstrating an unparalleled stylistic potency and critical dexterity. Trick Mirror is an enlightening, unforgettable trip through the river of self-delusion that surges just beneath the surface of our lives. This is a book about the incentives that shape us, and about how hard it is to see ourselves clearly through a culture that revolves around the self. In each essay, Tolentino writes about a cultural prism: the rise of the nightmare social internet; the advent of scamming as the definitive millennial ethos; the literary heroine's journey from brave to blank to bitter; the punitive dream of optimization, which insists that everything, including our bodies, should become more efficient and beautiful until we die. Gleaming with Tolentino's sense of humor and capacity to elucidate the impossibly complex in an instant, and marked by her desire to treat the reader with profound honesty, Trick Mirror is an instant classic of the worst decade yet."--Dust jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-303).

The I in the internet -- Reality TV me -- Always be optimizing -- Pure heroines -- Ecstasy -- The story of a generation in seven scams -- We come from old Virginia -- The cult of the difficult woman -- I thee dread.

A writer at The New Yorker examines the fractures at the center of contemporary culture. In each essay, Tolentino writes about a cultural prism: the rise of the nightmare social internet; the advent of scamming as the definitive millennial ethos; the literary heroine's journey from brave to blank to bitter; and the punitive dream of optimization, which insists that everything, including our bodies, should become more efficient and beautiful until we die.

"A breakout writer at The New Yorker examines the fractures at the center of contemporary culture with verve, deftness, and intellectual ferocity--for readers who've wondered what Susan Sontag would have been like if she had brain damage from the internet. Jia Tolentino is a peerless voice of her generation, melding the conflicts, contradictions, and sea changes that define us and our time. Now, in this dazzling collection of nine entirely original essays, written with a rare combination of give and sharpness, wit and fearlessness, she delves into the forces that warp our vision, demonstrating an unparalleled stylistic potency and critical dexterity. Trick Mirror is an enlightening, unforgettable trip through the river of self-delusion that surges just beneath the surface of our lives. This is a book about the incentives that shape us, and about how hard it is to see ourselves clearly through a culture that revolves around the self. In each essay, Tolentino writes about a cultural prism: the rise of the nightmare social internet; the advent of scamming as the definitive millennial ethos; the literary heroine's journey from brave to blank to bitter; the punitive dream of optimization, which insists that everything, including our bodies, should become more efficient and beautiful until we die. Gleaming with Tolentino's sense of humor and capacity to elucidate the impossibly complex in an instant, and marked by her desire to treat the reader with profound honesty, Trick Mirror is an instant classic of the worst decade yet."--Dust jacket.

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