Bad Stories by Steve Almond audiobook

Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country

By Steve Almond
Read by Steve Almond

Brilliance Audio

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781978642195

  • ISBN: 9781978642195

Runtime: 6.17 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Like a lot of Americans, Steve Almond spent the weeks after the 2016 election lying awake, in a state of dread and bewilderment. The problem wasn’t just the election, but the fact that nobody could explain, in any sort of coherent way, why America had elected a cruel, corrupt, and incompetent man to the Presidency. Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country is Almond’s effort to make sense of our historical moment, to connect certain dots that go unconnected amid the deluge of hot takes and think pieces. Almond looks to literary voices―from Melville to Orwell, from Bradbury to Baldwin―to help explain the roots of our moral erosion as a people.

The book argues that Trumpism is a bad outcome arising directly from the bad stories we tell ourselves. To understand how we got here, we have to confront our cultural delusions: our obsession with entertainment, sports, and political parody, the degeneration of our free press into a for-profit industry, our enduring pathologies of race, class, immigration, and tribalism. Bad Stories is a lamentation aimed at providing clarity. It’s the book you can pass along to an anguished fellow traveler with the promise, This will help you understand what the hell happened to our country.

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Author Bio: Steve Almond

Author Bio: Steve Almond

Steve Almond is the author of the bestselling Candyfreak and two story collections. He is a commentator on the NPR affiliate WBUR in Boston.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 6.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English