The Death of Friendship

The Death of Friendship

by William Deresiewicz
     
 
What does friendship mean today? What did it used to mean? How are Facebook, Twitter, and the rest of the online world changing the way we relate to one another - and ourselves? Bestselling author William Deresiewicz traces the history of friendship from Homer to Seinfeld to show how we got to where we are today, then explores the ways that social media are destroying

Overview

What does friendship mean today? What did it used to mean? How are Facebook, Twitter, and the rest of the online world changing the way we relate to one another - and ourselves? Bestselling author William Deresiewicz traces the history of friendship from Homer to Seinfeld to show how we got to where we are today, then explores the ways that social media are destroying intimacy, stunting our relationships, and diminishing our ability to understand ourselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013095724
Publisher:
New Word City, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
22
File size:
201 KB

Meet the Author

William Deresiewicz is an essayist, book critic, and the author of A Jane Austen Education - How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter. He is a contributing writer for The Nation and a contributing editor for The New Republic. His essays and reviews have also appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The American Scholar, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Bookforum, Slate, and The London Review of Books. His work was nominated for National Magazine Awards in 2008, 2009, and 2011 and the National Book Critics Circle’s Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing in 2010 and 2011. His current book project is Excellent Sheep - The Disadvantages of an Elite Education.

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