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Bunk then turns to the hoaxing of history and the ways that forgers, plagiarists, and journalistic fakers invent backstories and falsehoods to sell us lies about themselves and about the world in our own time, from pretend Native Americans Grey Owl and Nasdijj to the deadly imposture of Clark Rockefeller, from the made-up memoirs of James Frey to the identity theft of Rachel Dolezal. In this brilliant and timely work, Young asks what it means to live in a post-factual world of "truthiness" where everything is up for interpretation and everyone is subject to a pervasive cynicism that damages our ideas of reality, fact, and art.
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By Carolinkus on 11-28-17
The subject matter Is one of great interest to me. However, the narration is very difficult to follow. The narration detracts from the book and subject. If I had to do this over I would read the book.
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By Amazon Customer on 11-26-17
Interesting subject awful narration
The subject matter is fascinating and well researched. Several interesting points and analogies are made.
However, and I truly can't tell if it's the narrator (who is awful) or the writing - but I'm finding it impossible to follow or stay focused when listening.
If you're interested in this subject by all means READ the book.
14 of 15 people found this review helpful