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Double Happiness

How Bullshit Works

By Joe Bennett | Paperback | 1 Review(s)

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Bullshit has always been with us but as a result of the proliferation of media in the last century we are now awash with it, drowning in it. It has become so accepted a part of the human landscape that bullshitters can not only make a living from bullshit and achieve power, prestige and wealth --... read more

Format
Paperback
Release Date
01 Aug 2012
Author(s)
Joe Bennett
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
ISBN-13
9781869509576
Dimensions
135mm x 210mm x 15mm
Pages
240
Format
Paperback
Release Date
01 Aug 2012
Author(s)
Joe Bennett
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
ISBN-13
9781869509576
Dimensions
135mm x 210mm x 15mm
Pages
240

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This is, not to put too fine a point on it, a book about bullshit. How advertisers, governments, religious leaders and big businesses amongst others, use bullshit - or as a more genteel synonym, conflation - to dupe us all. Joe Bennett is a fine writer with a depth and breadth of knowledge that comes from a lifelong love of books and reading. His acerbic, witty, insightful commentary on the art of deception with which we're all being conned is a breath of fresh air and makes for much more than an entertaining read - Double Happiness is as thought provoking as it's humorous. Bennett is a prolific writer - somehow he manages to produce a book a year - but this is one of my favourites from his collection.

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Wow, I'd love to read this!
16 Aug 2012 13:36:00 | Ceara Prout

This one grabbed my attention. Helpful review; I know I'll enjoy the book.
16 Aug 2012 20:19:38 | Lee Jackson

Sounds like a really cool idea for a book - I haven't been a big fan of Joe's other books, but I like the sound of the subject matter for this one.
17 Aug 2012 07:52:28 | Tim Saunders

I like Joe Bennett's witty sense of humour, and I will definitely be looking out for this. Great cover.
19 Aug 2012 02:31:56 | Christine Ward

Love the cover of this book: eye-catching and really speaks to the content. Between that and Kerre's endorsement I'll be taking a closer look at this one.
20 Aug 2012 09:30:03 | Andrea Levarre-Waters

Sounds like a really funny and interesting read.
26 Aug 2012 14:20:58 | Natalie O'Brien

I can't wait to read this book - thank you for the review. I really admire Joe Bennett's writing - he is so witty that sometimes I do not even notice he is making such clever and insightful comments about life. When a writer can be both so educational and funny it is a delightful combination!
08 Sep 2012 19:27:32 | Meredith Kelly

Brilliant! Great gift for my husband who is a big fan of Joe. colmarg
16 Dec 2012 16:04:44 | Margaret Coulson

Looking forward to reading this book. Joe Bennett's books and views on life are always entertaining.
18 Dec 2012 03:16:57 | Annette Kyle

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