Intellectual Devotional Modern Culture: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, And Converse Confidently with the Culturati

Intellectual Devotional Modern Culture: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, And Converse Confidently with the Culturati

by David S. Kidder, Noah D. Oppenheim
     
 

When The Intellectual Devotional debuted in the fall of 2006, it became an instant national bestseller. NBC’s Today show judged it a "great book to give as a Christmas gift." A year later, The Intellectual Devotional: American History also leaped onto bestseller lists. Now, an avid readership of "devoted intellectuals" will be eager

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When The Intellectual Devotional debuted in the fall of 2006, it became an instant national bestseller. NBC’s Today show judged it a "great book to give as a Christmas gift." A year later, The Intellectual Devotional: American History also leaped onto bestseller lists. Now, an avid readership of "devoted intellectuals" will be eager to build on the knowledge base it acquired in the first two books, and what better way to do so than to dive into the complex and vital world of Western culture?

Here, the authors turn to the fascinating world of our contemporary culture covering the essential artists, works, icons, and consumer products that have defined the way we live and express ourselves. From War and Peace to Catcher in the Rye, from Beethoven to John Lennon, from H. L. Mencken to Marilyn Monroe, from Andy Warhol to American Idol—the defining events and figures from literature, music, film, sports, and pop culture are served up in morsels of daily wisdom that will revive forgotten knowledge and open new horizons of intellectual discovery.

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Library Journal

In this third series offering-following The Intellectual Devotional: American History, the audio edition of which received a starred review, LJ10/1/08-the authors tackle the major talking points of modern culture in 365 short lessons. At its best, the book is informative; at its worst, banal. The daily entries are alternately read by series narrators Oliver Wyman (www.oliverwyman.com) and Helen Litchfield. The choice to mention the birth and death years of every notable person is useful but rather monotonous. Ideal for listeners looking to add a quick educational recap of the 20th century to their playlist. [Audio clip available through us.macmillan.com.-Ed.]
—Johannah Genett

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781427205360
Publisher:
Macmillan Audio
Publication date:
10/14/2008
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.70(d)

Meet the Author

DAVID S. KIDDER is an entrepreneur with a wide range of technology and marketing expertise. Stories about Kidder and his companies have appeared in numerous publications, from the Wall Street Journal to the New York Times. He lives in Westchester, New York.

NOAH D. OPPENHEIM, a senior producer of NBC’s Today show, has extensive experience in television and print journalism. His writing has appeared in Esquire and the Wall Street Journal. He lives in New York City.

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