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Trick Mirror : Reflections on Self-Delusion

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A Times book of the year
A Guardian book of the year
'Magnificent'The Times
'Dazzling' New Statesman
'It filled me with hope' Zadie Smith
What happens to our behaviour when we live most of our lives online? What does it mean to 'always be optimising'? And what is it about scams and the millennial generation?


Offering nuanced and witty reflections on feminism, reality TV, the internet, drugs, identity and more, Trick Mirror is a multifaceted, thought-provoking and entertaining response to our zeitgeist - a must-read for anyone interested in the way we live and think today.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 230g
  • Fourth Estate Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780008294953
  • 18,478

Review quote

'A masterclass in how to think about the world' Samantha Irby



'Thoroughly enjoyable'
Vogue



'There is one guarantee with this book: it will make you stop and think ... Tolentino's writing will leave you feeling a bit more humble, and a bit more intelligent' Independent


'Hardcore modern intellectualism with a side of memes' Daily Telegraph


'A page-turning holiday read' Elle


'An astute and exciting new voice' Financial Times (Books of the Year)


'A bold and playful collection from a hugely talented writer' Guardian


'The best young essayist at work in the United States' Rebecca Solnit


'The millennial Susan Sontag, a brilliant voice in cultural criticism. . . She remains engaged with her subjects even as she scratches her head and wonders why we do what we do. Even better: She writes like a dream' Washington Post



'Jia Tolentino could be the Joan Didion of our time'
Vulture



'She is the kind of writer who is talked about with a mixture of rapturous admiration and pained envy ... dazzling' New Statesman



'The Book of the Moment'
Vice



'Magnificent ... her position as the pre-eminent genius among the millennial intellectuals is self-assured' The Times


'This is electrifying, vital writing' Louise O'Neill
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About Jia Tolentino

Jia Tolentino is a staff writer at The New Yorker. She grew up in Texas, attended the University of Virginia, and served in Kyrgyzstan in the Peace Corps. She received her MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan. She was a contributing editor at The Hairpin and the deputy editor at Jezebel. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Time, Grantland, Slate, Pitchfork, Bon Appetit, Spin, and Fader. She lives in Brooklyn.
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55,794 ratings
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4 39% (21,896)
3 17% (9,660)
2 4% (2,311)
1 1% (532)
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