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Too Much Information: Or: Can Everyone Just Shut Up for a Moment, Some of Us Are Trying to Think [Kindle Edition]

Dave Gorman
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Book Description

Nowadays, the world is full of people trying to tell us things. So much so that we have taught our brains not to pay much attention. After all, click the mouse, tap the screen, flick the channel and it’s on to the next thing. But Dave Gorman thinks it’s time to have a closer look, to find out how much nonsense we tacitly accept.

Suspicious adverts, baffling newspaper headlines, fake twitter, endless cat videos, insane TV shows where the presenters ask the same questions over and over…

Can we even hear ourselves think over the rising din? Or is there just too much information?

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"In the study of modern miscellany Dave Gorman is the equivalent of a professor emeritus" (Independent)

"Dave Gorman is funny and brilliant in equal measure" (The Times)

"Gorman turns his astute, observational wit on the rampant information age in which we live" (Daily Mail)

Book Description

Bestselling author Dave Gorman thinks we're suffering from information overload. How much do we really pay attention to? Dave intends to find out.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1775 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0091928494
  • Publisher: Ebury Digital (4 Sept. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091928494
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091928490
  • ASIN: B00IA4C8NU
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #40,035 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Dave Gorman is a Perrier Award-nominated comedian and writer. His TV work has earned him two BAFTAs for The Mrs Merton Show as well as his own two BBC2 series.

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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Badger glove puppets 5 Sept. 2014
An unlikely move into badger based glove puppetry - another great read by Dave Gorman. Couldn't put it down. I'm sure 47% of 34 people will agree.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Dave Gorman, despite his success in comedy, according to a British poll, is one of those few men, after Mother Teresa (and Richard Branson), who could be eligible to write the Ten Commandments and yet here he turns his attention to Badger based glove puppetry.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Sean
I am writing this review as of a Dave Gorman veteran, owning most of his written and recorded material and having also been to his live shows. It's therefore a bit of a shame that I can't give this book a better review than 3 stars. You see, as a Dave Gorman fan, I found myself reading this book and finding it all a bit familiar - from those live shows I mentioned, and his TV shows. Some of it I saw live, saw rehashed on TV, before finally reading in this book. When I did reach an original section, it appeared on Modern Life is Goodish a few days later, and I'd even say the section on badger glove puppetry is straight out of his America Unchained book. Perhaps I am being a bit harsh on Dave but I can't be the only one who follows his various projects and feels a sense of deja-vu when reading this book. That said, I have always enjoyed his writing style and this book is no exception, so overall it is an enjoyable read, although sometimes the observations border on nit-picking. Perhaps someone less familiar with Dave's live and TV material will get more from this book as an original work.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's not about the badger. 7 Oct. 2014
I am huge fan of Dave but I'm not sure that this foray into Badger based puppetry is a wise or foolish move. What about other woodland based animal puppets? It would only take the addition of a mole, water rat and toad hand puppets and Dave could reenact Wind in the Willows, what a missed opportunity.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I was looking for a story of one man and ... 10 Sept. 2014
I was looking for a story of one man and his badger glove puppet... With this book I got that and a whole lot more.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Slightly disappointed 13 Nov. 2014
Gorman's take on badger-based glove-puppetry represents an interesting departure...

Seriously, though, I bought this book after thoroughly enjoying DG's latest TV show 'Modern Life is Goodish' and was intrigued to find that some of the pieces he's done for this show are presented in the written form within the pages of this book. However, the mock outrage that he does well on TV (or on stage, for that matter) doesn't work as well when written down, so what we have here is, to be honest, a series of exasperated rants about modern life which at times overdoes it on the pedantry. Some parts of this I liked, and even found myself nodding along to, others less so. At no point did I laugh out loud, though, which was a shame; as a result, I found myself slightly disappointed.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Excellent read (the font and spacing is spot on for those of us with slightly older eyes) step away from the internet for a day and learn a bit about how it's watching you.
Glad to see he also goes deeper into the world of badger glove puppetry
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Another fantastic book from Dave Gorman. Very funny at times, but also makes you think about the way the modern world works (or doesn't!). Not sure what I make of his work in badger-based glove puppetry though - not the most obvious career move!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very goodish
Basically anyone who has ever seen 'Modern Life Is Goodish' or caught Dave Gorman on tour will appreciate this book . Read more
Published 8 days ago by petleg9
5.0 out of 5 stars All I've ever wanted and more!
The complete guide to badger glove puppets- a dream come true!
Published 10 days ago by Sheldor
4.0 out of 5 stars See the media clutter for what it is
I didn`t buy this book because it was written by David Gorman (whom I haven`t seen or read before), I read it because I`m interested in the topic - media clutter. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Bianca Culbert
2.0 out of 5 stars Most of it reads like stand-up material that's been extensively padded...
Sadly, not up to the standard I was expecting as a fan of Dave's other books (Googlewhack Adventure, America Unchained). Read more
Published 22 days ago by RE
5.0 out of 5 stars Badger Glove Puppets and then some.
Congratulations on beating Badger Glove Puppets to the top of Amazon's search for Badger Glove Puppets. Dave Gorman twists the short hairs of modern life and comes out on top. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Def Jef
5.0 out of 5 stars It's actually really good (ish). And full of satire and ire about ...
An unlikely move into badger-based glove puppetry from Dave Gorman - he's running the risk of being obsessed about the damn things! Read more
Published 28 days ago by Stuart Acker
5.0 out of 5 stars Badger Glover Puppets
You won't find a more informative book about Badger Glover Puppets.
Published 1 month ago by SIMON P HOLDEN
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
Absolutely fantastic book. Some of the things that Dave looks at in this book really are absolutely hilarious, some of them I've seen and questioned myself before now. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Not my favourite Dave Gorman book but still fun
Not my favourite Dave Gorman book but still fun. I felt after introducing the badger based glove puppetry idea in america unchained this would be perfect opportunity to develop... Read more
Published 1 month ago by def1
4.0 out of 5 stars This is better than that teapot
I once bought a teapot from Amazon. This is better than that teapot. I only used it four times. I brewed a pot, left it for a few weeks and instead of cleaning it out, I just threw... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Alexander Thomson
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