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Author: Bret Easton Ellis Narrator: Bret Easton Ellis Publisher: Random House Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2019 ISBN: 9781984889386
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Own it, snowflakes: you've lost everything you claim to hold dear. White is Bret Easton Ellis's first work of nonfiction. Already the bad boy of American literature, from Less Than Zero to American Psycho, Ellis has also earned the wrath of right-thinking people everywhere with his provocations on social media, and here he escalates his admonishment of received truths as expressed by today's version of "the left." Eschewing convention, he embraces views that will make many in literary and media communities cringe, as he takes aim at the relentless anti-Trump fixation, coastal elites, corporate censorship, Hollywood, identity politics, Generation Wuss, "woke" cultural watchdogs, the obfuscation of ideals once both cherished and clear, and the fugue state of American democracy. In a young century marked by hysterical correctness and obsessive fervency on both sides of an aisle that's taken on the scale of the Grand Canyon, White is a clarion call for freedom of speech and artistic freedom.   "The central tension in Ellis's art—or his life, for that matter—is that while [his] aesthetic is the cool reserve of his native California, detachment over ideology, he can't stop generating heat.... He's hard-wired to break furniture."—Karen Heller, The Washington Post   "Sweating with rage . . . humming with paranoia."—Anna Leszkiewicz, The Guardian   "Snowflakes on both coasts in withdrawal from Rachel Maddow's nightly Kremlinology lesson can purchase a whole book to inspire paroxysms of rage . . . a veritable thirst trap for the easily microaggressed. It's all here. Rants about Trump derangement syndrome; MSNBC; #MeToo; safe spaces."—Bari Weiss, The New York Times   Download and start listening now!

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  • 4.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 5 Ed | 11/28/2019

    " This book, which is not exactly an autobiography or memoir, chronicles how both the author and American Society has changed in the post-Cold War, post-9-11 and post Trump era. The author is fairly neutral politically, except where he sees hypocrisy from the Left "woke" millennial movement and the rising intolerance of non-liberal. I am not a conservative or a Trump supporter, but it was healthy to see the mirror that Brett Easton Ellis (a Gen-Xer) shines on the hypocritical "cancel culture" that has occurred as a result of many people (and he focuses his ire on the Milennialls, in particular for what he sees as hysteria. "

  • 4.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 5 Ed | 10/21/2019

    " This book really is a bit of a monologue. Ellis talks about growing up a Gen-Xer in contrast to Millennials today and also reflects on how society and culture have changed during his lifetime, touching on everything for PC-snowflake sensitivities to the lack of investment in content. I have read a few of his books, and he provides the background on what his state of mind was at the time of writing and compares it to today. "

About the Author

Bret Easton Ellis is the author of several novels, including Less Than ZeroThe Rules of AttractionAmerican PsychoGlamorama, and Lunar Park. His works have been translated into twenty-seven languages and are read throughout the world. Less Than ZeroThe Rules of AttractionAmerican Psycho, and The Informers have all been made into films. He divides his time between Los Angeles and New York City.