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At Home with Literati: Emily Nussbaum

We're pleased to welcome Emily Nussbaum to discuss her book, I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through The TV Revolution. 

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“Taken together, the pieces in I Like to Watch form a searching, brilliant history of American attraction, repulsion, and fascination in the era of peak TV. The book assembles a picture, alive with rigor and pleasure, that only Nussbaum could paint of a medium that has risen and transformed into a high-culture institution that’s also an ever-shifting experiment about scorn and anxiety and desire. We’re lucky to have this record of it, as well as this casual reminder that criticism, at its very best, is an irreplaceable thrill.”—Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror

Emily Nussbaum has written for The New Yorker since 2011. She is the winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for criticism and the 2014 National Magazine Award for Columns and Commentary. Previously, she was the TV critic and editor of the Culture Pages for New York magazine, where she created the Approval Matrix, the playful culture charticle that closes each issue. Nussbaum has written for The New York Times, Slate, and Lingua Franca.  She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Clive Thompson, and their two children.

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Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 7:00pm
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I Like to Watch: Arguing My Way Through the TV Revolution Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525508984
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - June 9th, 2020