Remotely Controlled: How television is damaging our lives Paperback – 1 Feb 2007
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"...his argument is compelling...Sigman might inspire his own brand of TV dementia: sets thrown wildly from open bedroom windows, Aerosmith-style, smashing to smithereens while whole neighbourhoods applaud. Seriously, TV can ruin your life" (Independent on Sunday)
"At last, definitive and readable proof that TV can damage your health. Well done, Sigman!" (Oliver James)
"5* review: Compelling. Sigman might inspire his own brand of TV dementia: sets thrown wildly from ... windows, Aerosmith-style, while whole neighbourhoods applaud." (Independent on Sunday)
"... the damage done to children, is forcefully pointed out. I found Sigman's critique most welcome." (Publishing News, Personal Choice)
"This is a book after my own heart, and every press should do a feature on it" (The Bookseller)
A startling exposé of our nation's growing addiction to television and why and how we should stop itSee all Product Description
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If you care about mental health, turn off the TV and read this book. Then tell anyone you care about to read it, especially if they have children.
Everyone, should read this book, it is both fascinating and compelling and I challenge anyone who reads it not to find it changes how they see that box that sits in the corner of all our sitting rooms, (and more to the point in our bedrooms and our childrens bedrooms!).The book is extremely easy to read and the facts and research referred to give information that is simply 'jaw-dropping'.
When I finished this book I stopped my son viewing any t.v. at all. He was two and a quarter and not speaking at all, for which we were concerned. Within two weeks he suddenly started talking. You might say this was a happy coincidence, but I urge you to read this book and judge for yourself. Incidentally I lent this book to my 25 year old daughter who has two sons. She rang me having finished it and said 'Mum I wish I had a £1000 to spare, I would buy as many copies of this book as I can and leave it everywhere for people to read'.
This book systematically goes through the evidence and Sigman draws clear conclusions. The tone is balanced and therefore avoids sounding patronising. And its also very easy reading.
This book really is life-changing. As a reviewer below suggested, 'turn off the TV and read this book. Then tell anyone you care about to read it, especially if they have children'!
The author has a decent background to enable him to make an informed treatise on the subject, here written in a very easy to read format. The details are scary, as they should be, the damage being done to successive generations is alarming. The full powered 'brainwashing', the dumbing down, the lack of content, the mind numbing trivia that we as a society, pay excessively for with license fee's, our free time, the couch potato syndrome and, the sheer waste of our lives in the pursuit of so called entertainment.
There are other books on the same subject, and good luck to the authors, this one is a good read though and, it explains all the important things the informed need to know.... a splendid book. !
Most Recent Customer Reviews
a warning to us all.enlightening and a clear wake up call for everyone.lets hope he isnt just a voice in the wilderness.
p.s tv out of window.
Interesting read ended up doing my dissertation on this after reading this book you won't be able to put it downPublished 14 months ago by louise wherlock
An excellent lessons for all those who use the television as babysitters
or have got into the habit of slouching in front of the goggle box. Read more
Very interesting and enlightening to how TV is being unconsciously absorbed and how TV, as a medium in itself, is so destructive to children's brain development. Read morePublished on 8 Mar. 2013 by ellie
Everyone who has children must read this book. TV is becoming a member of the family in almost every home yet people have no awareness of what this 'harmless educator' is doing to... Read morePublished on 3 Jan. 2013 by Dee
Mind control! Had to re-read it three times straight off, no wonder the world is full of Sheeple, mindless muppets!Published on 9 Dec. 2012 by sally baker
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