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Selfie: how we became so self-obsessed and what it's doing to us

Selfie: how we became so self-obsessed and what it's doing to us

Storr, Will, author

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. Unprecedented social pressure is leading to increases in depression and suicide. Where does this ideal come from? Why is it so powerful? Is there any way to break its spell?

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Picador, 2017
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Will Storr
ISBN: 1447283643, 9781447283645
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: 397 pages ; 25 cm
Subject: Self.; Self-perception.; Self History.; Psychology.