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Audience of One

Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America

James Poniewozik



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15 September 2020
No single book about the media more thoroughly captured the imagination of readers and critics in 2019 than Audience of One. ?

Funny, acerbic and observant? (Gary Shteyngart, New York Times Book Review), New York Times chief television critic James Poniewozik offers a ?darkly entertaining? (Carlos Lozada, Washington Post) history of mass media from the early 1980s to today, demonstrating how a ?volcanic, camera-hogging antihero? merged with America's most powerful medium to become our forty-fifth president. In charting the seismic evolution of television from a monolithic mass medium into today's fractious confederation of ?spite-and-insult? media subcultures, Poniewozik reveals how Donald Trump took advantage of these historic changes by constantly reinventing himself: from a boastful cartoon zillionaire; to 1990s self-parodic sitcom fixture; to The Apprentice reality-TV star; and finally to Twitter-mad, culture-warring demagogue. Already lauded as a ?brilliant and daring? (Annalisa Quinn, NPR) work that defines a generation, Audience of One emerges as a classic in cultural criticism.
By:   James Poniewozik
Imprint:   Liveright
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 211mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   275g
ISBN:   9781631498152
ISBN 10:   1631498150
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   15 September 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

James Poniewozik has been the chief television critic of the New York Times since 2015. He was previously the television and media critic for Time magazine and media columnist for Salon. He lives in Brooklyn.

Reviews for Audience of One: Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America

The Mueller Report of television criticism! James Poniewozik's Audience of One is both damning and illuminating, a witty, penetrating expose of Trump's most intimate relationship, the one with the medium that made him. -- Emily Nussbaum, television critic for The New Yorker

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