Amusing Ourselves to Death

by Neil Postman

Book Reviews

  • Book 6 Lesson: Since the introduction of the telegraph, electronic media has pushed our discourse toward irrelevance, impotence, and incoherence by transforming important elements of our culture into entertainment products to Tweet
  • This is an outstanding paragraph. Written in the 1980s! Source: a book called “Amusing Ourselves to Death” to Tweet
  • “What the advertiser needs to know is not what is right about the product but what is wrong about the buyer.” -Neil Postman from Amusing Ourselves to Death this is our next book for the Re-Kindled podcast & it's scary good to Tweet
  • @TheStalwart I'm in the middle of this book on the modern evolution of media and it's good. to Tweet
  • @dsimposters Hard to pick. Today I'm going to say This is Marketing, Amusing Ourselves to Death, and In the First Circle.Link to Tweet
  • @vboykis Amusing Ourselves to Death (Neil Postman, 1985) and This is Marketing (Seth Godin, 2018) were the two books that impacted me the most in 2018.Link to Tweet
  • @briansugar @acinader @rabois @patrickc @collision @naval Not to jump on this thread, but: +1 to Conspiracy, and add: - The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All The Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better by @tylercowen. - Lab Girl by Hope Jahren - Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil PostmanLink to Tweet

About Book

Examines the ways in which television has transformed public discourse--in politics, education, religion, science, and elsewhere--into a form of entertainment that undermines exposition, explanation and knowledge, in a special anniversary edition of the classic critique of the influence of the mass media on a democratic society. Reprint.

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