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Audience of One

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New York Times Book Review • Notable Book of the Year
Washington Post • 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 2019
NPR.org • NPR 2019 Concierge
Slate • 10 Best Books of the Year
Chicago Tribune • Best Books of the Year
Publishers Weekly • 10 Best Books of the Year

Audience of One reframes America's identity through the rattled mind of an insomniac, cable-news-junkie president.New York Times chief television critic James Poniewozik offers a "darkly entertaining" (Carlos Lozada, Washington Post) history of mass media from the early 1980s to today, demonstrating how a volcanic, camera-hogging antihero merged with America's most powerful medium to become our forty-fifth president. In charting the seismic evolution of television from a monolithic mass medium into today's fractious confederation of spite-and-insult media subcultures, Poniewozik reveals how Donald Trump took advantage of these historic changes by constantly reinventing himself: from a boastful cartoon zillionaire; to 1990s self-parodic sitcom fixture; to The Apprentice reality-TV star; and finally to Twitter-mad, culture-warring demagogue. Already lauded as a "brilliant and daring" (Annalisa Quinn, NPR) work that defines a generation, Audience of One emerges as a classic in cultural criticism.

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Publisher: Liveright

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  • Release date: September 11, 2019

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  • ISBN: 9781631494437
  • Release date: September 11, 2019

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  • ISBN: 9781631494437
  • File size: 962 KB
  • Release date: September 11, 2019

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New York Times Book Review • Notable Book of the Year
Washington Post • 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 2019
NPR.org • NPR 2019 Concierge
Slate • 10 Best Books of the Year
Chicago Tribune • Best Books of the Year
Publishers Weekly • 10 Best Books of the Year

Audience of One reframes America's identity through the rattled mind of an insomniac, cable-news-junkie president.New York Times chief television critic James Poniewozik offers a "darkly entertaining" (Carlos Lozada, Washington Post) history of mass media from the early 1980s to today, demonstrating how a volcanic, camera-hogging antihero merged with America's most powerful medium to become our forty-fifth president. In charting the seismic evolution of television from a monolithic mass medium into today's fractious confederation of spite-and-insult media subcultures, Poniewozik reveals how Donald Trump took advantage of these historic changes by constantly reinventing himself: from a boastful cartoon zillionaire; to 1990s self-parodic sitcom fixture; to The Apprentice reality-TV star; and finally to Twitter-mad, culture-warring demagogue. Already lauded as a "brilliant and daring" (Annalisa Quinn, NPR) work that defines a generation, Audience of One emerges as a classic in cultural criticism.

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