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The News : A User's Manual
by Alain De Botton


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The News: A User's Manual is an insightful analysis of the impact of the incessant news machine on us and our culture.
The news is everywhere. We can't stop constantly checking it on our computer screens, but what is this doing to our minds?  Read more...


 
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Overview

The News: A User's Manual is an insightful analysis of the impact of the incessant news machine on us and our culture.
The news is everywhere. We can't stop constantly checking it on our computer screens, but what is this doing to our minds? We are never taught how to make sense of the torrent of news we face daily, which has a huge influence on our sense of what matters and of how we should lead our lives. Alain de Botton takes twenty-five archetypal news stories--including an airplane crash, a murder, a celebrity interview, and a political scandal--and submits them to intense analysis. Why are disaster stories often so uplifting? Why do we enjoy watching politicians being brought down? Why are upheavals in far-off lands often so boring? What makes the love lives of celebrities so interesting? De Botton has written the ultimate guide for our frenzied era, designed to bring calm, understanding, and a measure of sanity to a news-obsessed age.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780307476838
  • ISBN-10: 0307476839
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: December 2014
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds

Series: Vintage International

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