Too Much Information: Or: Can Everyone Just Shut Up for a Moment, Some of Us are Trying to Think

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9780091928490: Too Much Information: Or: Can Everyone Just Shut Up for a Moment, Some of Us are Trying to Think

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

DAVE GORMAN is an award-winning comedian, storyteller and writer. He has numerous TV writing credits and was part of the double BAFTA-winning team behind The Mrs Merton Show. His live shows have won many awards and he is the only performer to twice win the Jury Prize for Best One Person Show at the prestigious HBO US Comedy Arts Festival. He was the host of Genius, which ran for three series on Radio 4 and then two series on BBC2. His numerous other TV appearances include Absolutely Fabulous, The Frank Skinner Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. His documentary film, America Unchained, won the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the Austin Film Festival.

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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

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