The Authenticity Hoax

How We Get Lost Finding Ourselves

by Andrew Potter

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  • 0061989843
  • 9780061251351
  • 9780061989841

“A totally real, genuine, authentic book about why you shouldn’t believe any of those words. And it’s genuinely good.”
— Gregg Easterbrook, author of Sonic Boom

Exploring a number of trends in our popular culture—from Sarah Palin to Antiques Roadshow, organic food to the indignation over James Frey’s memoir—Andrew Potter follows his successful Nation of Rebels with a new book that argues that our pursuit of the authentic is fraught with irony and self-defeat. Readers of The Paradox of Choice or Bowling Alone will find many enlightening insights in The Authenticity Hoax, which is, in the words of Tom de Zengotita (Mediated), “the kind of criticism that changes minds.”

  • HarperCollins; April 2010
  • ISBN: 9780061989841
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  • Title: The Authenticity Hoax
  • Author: Andrew Potter
  • Imprint: HarperCollins e-books
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0061989843
  • 9780061251351
  • 9780061989841

In The Press

“There are excellent arguments here to steal for the next time some bearded hipster at a party enthuses about brining his own beets or vacationing in an eco-tent.”

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0061989843
  • 9780061251351
  • 9780061989841