The Authenticity Hoax: Why the "Real" Things We Seek Don't Make Us Happy

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Book Description HARPER PERENNIAL, United States, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 198 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.What does it mean to be authentic?The demand for authenticity--the honest or the real--is one of the most powerful movements in contempo-rary life, influencing our moral outlook, political views, and consumer behavior. Yet according to Andrew Potter, when examined closely, our fetish for authentic lifestyles or experiences is actually a form of exclusionary status seeking. The result, he argues, is modernity s malaise: a competitive, self-absorbed individualism that ultimately erodes genuine relationships and true community.Weaving together threads of pop culture, history, and philosophy, The Authenticity Hoax reveals how our misguided pursuit of the authentic merely exacerbates the artificiality of contemporary life that we decry. In his defiant, brilliant critique, Andrew Potter offers a way forward to a meaningful individualism that makes peace with the modern world. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780061251351

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Book Description HARPER PERENNIAL, United States, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 198 x 135 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. What does it mean to be authentic?The demand for authenticity--the honest or the real--is one of the most powerful movements in contempo-rary life, influencing our moral outlook, political views, and consumer behavior. Yet according to Andrew Potter, when examined closely, our fetish for authentic lifestyles or experiences is actually a form of exclusionary status seeking. The result, he argues, is modernity s malaise: a competitive, self-absorbed individualism that ultimately erodes genuine relationships and true community.Weaving together threads of pop culture, history, and philosophy, The Authenticity Hoax reveals how our misguided pursuit of the authentic merely exacerbates the artificiality of contemporary life that we decry. In his defiant, brilliant critique, Andrew Potter offers a way forward to a meaningful individualism that makes peace with the modern world. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780061251351

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Book Description Harper Perennial, 2011. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "A totally real, genuine, authentic book about why you shouldn't believe any of those words. And it's genuinely good." Gregg Easterbrook, author of Sonic Boom Exploring a number of trends in our popular culturefrom Sarah Palin to Antiques Roadshow, organic food to the indignation over James Frey's memoirAndrew Potter follows his successful Nation of Rebels with a new book that argues that our pursuit of the authentic is fraught with irony and self-defeat. Readers of The Paradox of Choice or Bowling Alone will find many enlightening insights in The Authenticity Hoax, which is, in the words of Tom de Zengotita (Mediated), "the kind of criticism that changes minds.". Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0061251356

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Book Description Harper Perennial. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 304 pages. Dimensions: 7.8in. x 5.3in. x 0.8in.A totally real, genuine, authentic book about why you shouldnt believe any of those words. And its genuinely good. Gregg Easterbrook, author of Sonic Boom Exploring a number of trends in our popular culturefrom Sarah Palin to Antiques Roadshow, organic food to the indignation over James Freys memoirAndrew Potter follows his successful Nation of Rebels with a new book that argues that our pursuit of the authentic is fraught with irony and self-defeat. Readers of The Paradox of Choice or Bowling Alone will find many enlightening insights in The Authenticity Hoax, which is, in the words of Tom de Zengotita (Mediated), the kind of criticism that changes minds. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780061251351

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