Are You Serious?: How to Be True and Get Real in the Age of Silly

Hardcover | June 28, 2011

byLee Siegel

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LeeSiegel, author of Falling Upwards, Not RemotelyControlled, and Against the Machine delivers a provocative critique ofmodern lightness and frivolity, and a timely guide to being serious in an unserious age. In the vein of The Culture of Narcissism, Shop Class as Soulcraft, and How Proust Can Change Your Life,Siegel offers a revelatory look at how a serious bearing is vital toaccomplishing any worthwhile goal in an era increasingly defined by a sardonicapproach to life.

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LeeSiegel, author of Falling Upwards, Not RemotelyControlled, and Against the Machine delivers a provocative critique ofmodern lightness and frivolity, and a timely guide to being serious in an unserious age. In the vein of The Culture of Narcissism, Shop Class as Soulcraft, and How Proust Can Change Your Life,Siegel offers a revelator...

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A provocative critique of modern frivolity and a guide to being serious in an unserious ageWe used to live in a world run by serious people: politicians and religious leaders, writers and artists, journalists and academics, lawyers and business executives, who approached their work with maturity and mindfulness. Today it seems as if mo...

Lee Siegel writes about culture and politics for a wide variety of publications, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and is a recipient of the National Magazine Award. He is the author of three books: Falling Upwards: Essays in Defense of the Imagination; Not Remotely Controlled: Notes on Television; and Against t...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.81 inPublished:June 28, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061766038

ISBN - 13:9780061766039

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“An intriguing examination of the power and precision of words.”