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978-0-87286-453-5 / 0872864537

Hello, I'm Special: How Individuality Became the New Conformity

by Niedzviecki, Hal

Publisher:City Lights Publishers

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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About the book:

"Hal Niedzviecki is one of the wisest, funniest and most acute cultural critics writing today."Naomi Klein, author of No Logo

Hal Niedzviecki has a blunt message for the army of tattoo and piercing enthusiasts, bloggers, skateboard warriors, and anyone else walking around with the smug certainty that they are one of a kind: Individuality is the new conformity.

Niedzvieckis meditations touch on everything from designer religions to webcasts, from reality TV to the endless everybody is a star platitudes of global pop culture. The result is a smart, witty, and impassioned argument that shatters the you-can-do-anything pop myth and exposes the paradox of individualism.

Hal Niedzviecki is the founder of Broken Pencil magazine and the author of We Want Some Too: Underground Desire and the Reinvention of Mass Culture.

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