Everything Bad is Good for You

How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter
Product Number: EB00389316
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101158012
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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From the New York Times bestselling author of How We Got To Now and Farsighted Forget everything you've ever read about the age of dumbed-down, instant-gratification culture. In this provocative, unfailingly intelligent, thoroughly researched, and surprisingly convincing big idea book, Steven Johnson draws from fields as diverse as neuroscience, economics, and media theory to argue that the pop culture we soak in every day-from Lord of the Rings to Grand Theft Auto to The Simpsons-has been growing more sophisticated with each passing year, and, far from rotting our brains, is actually posing new cognitive challenges that are actually making our minds measurably sharper. After reading Everything Bad is Good for You, you will never regard the glow of the video game or television screen the same way again. With a new afterword by the author.

Author(s): Steven Johnson
Original Publish Date: May 02, 2006

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Author(s): Steven Johnson
Narrator(s): Jason Culp
Product Number Z100090768
Released: Feb 28, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9781101979136

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