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"Mind-opening, thought-provoking and incredibly timely… An absolutely spectacular read."—Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing
A million listeners trust NPR's Brooke Gladstone to guide them through the complexities of the modern media. Bursting onto the page in vivid comics by acclaimed artist Josh Neufeld, this brilliant radio personality guides us through two millennia of media history, debunking the notion that "The Media" is an external force beyond our control and equipping us to be savvy consumers and shapers of the news.
About the Author
Brooke Gladstone is the host of NPR’s On the Media and former senior editor of All Things Considered. She has won numerous awards for her work including two Peabody Awards and a National Press Club Award. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Josh Neufeld is the author of the New York Times bestseller A. D.: New Orleans After the Deluge and A Few Perfect Hours. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
It’s easy to imagine The Influencing Machine becoming mandatory reading in journalism classes around the country.
— Philadelphia Inquirer
One of the coolest
and most charming book releases of this year.
— The Atlantic
A comic book with
zest and brains—and it just might help a reader understand the brave new world.
— The New Yorker
A great book.
— Stephen Colbert