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Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business Paperback – 27 Dec 2005

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  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin USA; Anniversary edition (27 Dec. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 014303653X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0143036531
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 1.3 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 42 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,762 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"I can't think of a more prophetic, more thoughtful, more necessary - and yes, more entertaining - book about media culture." -Victor Navasky, National Book Award-winning author of The Art of Controversy

"All I can say about Neil Postman's brilliant Amusing Ourselves to Death is: Guilty As Charged." -Matt Groening, Creator of The Simpsons

"As a fervent evangelist of the age of Hollywood, I publicly opposed Neil Postman's dark picture of our media-saturated future. But time has proved Postman right. He accurately foresaw that the young would inherit a frantically all-consuming media culture of glitz, gossip, and greed." -Camille Paglia

"A brilliant, powerful, and important book. This is an indictment that Postman has laid down and, so far as I can see, an irrefutable one." -Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World

About the Author

Neil Postman (1931–2003) was chairman of the Department of Communication Arts at New York University and founder of its Media Ecology program. He wrote more than twenty books. His son Andrew Postman is the author of five books, and his work appears in numerous publications.



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