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    • Selfie

    • How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It's Doing To Us
    • By: Will Storr
    • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
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    Full of thrilling and unexpected connections among history, psychology, economics, neuroscience, and more, Selfie is an unforgettable book that makes sense of who we have become. Ranging from Ancient Greece, through the Christian Middle Ages, to the self-esteem evangelists of 1980s California, the rise of the "selfie" generation, and the era of hyper-individualism in which we live now, Selfie tells the epic tale of the person we all know so intimately - because it's us. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I didn’t know I needed this book

    • By Maggie on 01-16-19
    • How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It's Doing To Us
    • By: Will Storr
    • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 10-23-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 16 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Selfie

    • How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It's Doing to Us
    • By: Will Storr
    • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      5 out of 5 stars 12

    We live in the age of the individual. We are supposed to be slim, prosperous, happy, extroverted and popular. This is our culture's image of the perfect self. We see this person everywhere: in advertising, in the press, all over social media. We're told that to be this person, you just have to follow your dreams, that our potential is limitless, that we are the source of our own success. But this model of the perfect self can be extremely dangerous. People are suffering under the torture of this impossible fantasy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly recommended book

    • By Gregor on 06-05-18
    • How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It's Doing to Us
    • By: Will Storr
    • Narrated by: Jack Hawkins
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 06-15-17
    • 5 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

    Regular price: $22.71

    • Bad Blood

    • The Mysterious Life and Brutal Death of Alexander Litvinenko
    • By: Will Storr
    • Narrated by: Ian Parkinson
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    When Alexander Litvinenko set out for London's Millennium Hotel one November day in 2006, he already knew he was embroiled in a political conflict. The dissident Russian agent had, after all, fled Moscow to escape the wrath of Vladimir Putin and the country's feared security service. What he didn't realise was that the men he would drink with that afternoon were about to throw him into another battle: a brutal fight with a little-known but devastatingly toxic poison.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing

    • By Vincent on 06-22-17
    • The Mysterious Life and Brutal Death of Alexander Litvinenko
    • By: Will Storr
    • Narrated by: Ian Parkinson
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Release date: 07-29-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Heretics

    • Adventures with the Enemies of Science
    • By: Will Storr
    • Narrated by: Ben Allen
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    Why do obviously intelligent people believe things in spite of the evidence against them?

    Will Storr has travelled across the world to meet an extraordinary cast of modern heretics in order to answer this question. He goes on a tour of Holocaust sites with David Irving and a band of neo-Nazis, experiences his own murder during 'past-life regression' hypnosis, takes part in a mass homeopathic overdose, and investigates a new disease affecting tens of thousands of people - a disease that doesn't actually exist.

    Using a unique mix of personal memoir, investigative journalism and the latest research from neuroscience and experimental psychology, Storr reveals why the facts just won't convince some people, and how the neurological 'hero-maker' inside all of us can so easily lead to self-deception and science-denial. The Heretics will change the way you think about thinking.

    Regular price: $26.17