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The Authenticity Hoax: How We Get Lost Finding Ourselves Andrew Potter

The Authenticity Hoax: How We Get Lost Finding Ourselves

Andrew Potter

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ISBN : 9780771071065
Paperback
312 pages
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One of Canadas hippest, smartest cultural critics takes on the Wests defining value.We live in a world increasingly dominated by the fake, the prepackaged, the artificial: fast food, scripted reality TV shows, Facebook friends, and fraudulentMoreOne of Canadas hippest, smartest cultural critics takes on the Wests defining value.We live in a world increasingly dominated by the fake, the prepackaged, the artificial: fast food, scripted reality TV shows, Facebook friends, and fraudulent memoirs. But people everywhere are demanding the exact opposite, heralding authenticity as the cure for isolated individualism and shallow consumerism. Restaurants promote the authenticity of their cuisine, while condo developers promote authentic loft living and book reviewers regularly praise the authenticity of a new writers voice.International bestselling author Andrew Potter brilliantly unpacks our modern obsession with authenticity. In this perceptive and thought-provoking blend of pop culture, history, and philosophy, he finds that far from serving as a refuge from modern living, the search for authenticity often creates the very problems its meant to solve.From the Hardcover edition.