Selfie

Will Storr

4.07 based on 41 ratings & 7 reviews on Goodreads.com
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22 March 2018
9781447283669
368 pages
Synopsis

Selfie explains how the West became self-obsessed and reveals the danger of this modern obsession – a ‘fascinating’ (Guardian), ‘brilliant’ (Independent) and ‘electrifying’ (Financial Times) book.

Synopsis

Selfie explains how the West became self-obsessed and reveals the danger of this modern obsession – a ‘fascinating’ (Guardian), ‘brilliant’ (Independent) and ‘electrifying’ (Financial Times) book.

Far more ambitious than its title might suggest . . . Selfie illuminates much of what feels peculiar about the world in 2017 . . . Storr has put in a formidable amount of work, he is irascibly good company, and he has something approaching genius for marshalling his material . . . This could be a pessimistic book. In fact, its insights are timely and welcome

Richard Godwin - Sunday Times

As entertaining as it is provocative and disquieting . . . His breezy prose is bedded down in intensive research, much of it immersive . . . his closing thoughts can’t help but be comforting

Mail on Sunday