100 Word Book Review – So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
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100 word review – I’m often annoyed at documentaries where the director makes him or herself the star when the documentary is about another topic. Apparently, books that are written in that manner annoy me as well. I find the subject of internet shaming immensely fascinating and would have loved it if the book focused more on that and less on the author’s journey to discover more about the subject. The clincher for me was when the author went on about how a joke he made was funnier than one of his subjects. WHO CARES?! I don’t. Great topic, but an annoying writing style.

QUOTES:

“Part of the reason all these kids have become experts on the Internet it’s because they don’t have power anywhere else. Skilled trade is shrinking. That’s why they went there. And then, holy shit, it blew up.” – 4Chan member Troy.

“We are a mass of vulnerabilities, and who knows what will trigger them?” – Jon Ronson
“We see ourselves as nonconformist, but I think all of this is creating a more conformist, conservative age.
“Look!” We’re saying. “We’re normal! This is the average!”
We are defining the boundaries of normality by tearing apart the people outside it.” – Jon Ronson
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