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Bad stories : toward a unified theory of how it all came apart, Steve Almond

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Bad stories : toward a unified theory of how it all came apart
Title
Bad stories
Title remainder
toward a unified theory of how it all came apart
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Steve Almond
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eng
Summary
Like a lot of Americans, Steve Almond spent the weeks after the 2016 election lying awake, in a state of dread and bewilderment. The problem wasn't just the election, but the fact that nobody could explain, in any sort of coherent way, why America had elected a cruel, corrupt, and incompetent man to the Presidency. Bad Stories: Toward a Unified Theory of How It All Came Apart is Almond's effort to make sense of our historical moment, to connect certain dots that go unconnected amid the deluge of hot takes and think pieces. Almond looks to literary voices-from Melville to Orwell, from Bradbury to Baldwin-to help explain the roots of our moral erosion as a people. The book argues that Trumpism is a bad outcome arising directly from the bad stories we tell ourselves. To understand how we got here, we have to confront our cultural delusions: our obsession with entertainment, sports, and political parody, the degeneration of our free press into a for-profit industry, our enduring pathologies of race, class, immigration, and tribalism. Bad Stories is a lamentation aimed at providing clarity. It's the book you can pass along to an anguished fellow traveler with the promise, This will help you understand what the hell happened to our country. Like a lot of Americans, Steve Almond spent the weeks after the 2016 election lying awake, in a state of dread and bewilderment. The problem wasn't just the election, but the fact that nobody could explain, in any sort of coherent way, why America had elected a cruel, corrupt, and incompetent man to the Presidency. Bad Stories: Toward a Unified Theory of How It All Came Apart is Almond's effort to make sense of our historical moment, to connect certain dots that go unconnected amid the deluge of hot takes and think pieces. Almond looks to literary voices-from Melville to Orwell, from Bradbury to Baldwin-to help explain the roots of our moral erosion as a people. The book argues that Trumpism is a bad outcome arising directly from the bad stories we tell ourselves. To understand how we got here, we have to confront our cultural delusions: our obsession with entertainment, sports, and political parody, the degeneration of our free press into a for-profit industry, our enduring pathologies of race, class, immigration, and tribalism. Bad Stories is a lamentation aimed at providing clarity. It's the book you can pass along to an anguished fellow traveler with the promise, This will help you understand what the hell happened to our country. Like a lot of Americans, Steve Almond spent the weeks after the 2016 election lying awake, in a state of dread and bewilderment. The problem wasn't just the election, but the fact that nobody could explain, in any sort of coherent way, why America had elected a cruel, corrupt, and incompetent man to the Presidency. Bad Stories: Toward a Unified Theory of How It All Came Apart is Almond's effort to make sense of our historical moment, to connect certain dots that go unconnected amid the deluge of hot takes and think pieces. Almond looks to literary voices-from Melville to Orwell, from Bradbury to Baldwin-to help explain the roots of our moral erosion as a people. The book argues that Trumpism is a bad outcome arising directly from the bad stories we tell ourselves. To understand how we got here, we have to confront our cultural delusions: our obsession with entertainment, sports, and political parody, the degeneration of our free press into a for-profit industry, our enduring pathologies of race, class, immigration, and tribalism. Bad Stories is a lamentation aimed at providing clarity. It's the book you can pass along to an anguished fellow traveler with the promise, This will help you understand what the hell happened to our country
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If you’re one of the millions of Americans lying awake at night, asking yourself, How did we get here? you need to read Bad Stories. In a short, sharp lamentation, New York Times bestselling author Steve Almond explains why the election of a cruel con artist was not only possible, but inevitable
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10639562
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Midwest
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Almond, Steve
Dewey number
973.933
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Trump, Donald
  • Presidents
  • Political culture
  • Social values
  • Politics and literature
  • United States
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adult
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what the hell just happened to our country
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Bad stories : toward a unified theory of how it all came apart, Steve Almond
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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MWT12107241
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781597092234
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia.
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MWT12107241
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remote
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12107241
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Bad stories : toward a unified theory of how it all came apart, Steve Almond
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12107241
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781597092234
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12107241
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12107241
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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