So You've Been Publicly Shamed

by Jon Ronson

Category: Psychology

Book Reviews

  • @JewishWonk Jon Ronson wrote a pretty definitive book back in the early days of the phenomenon. It now reads almost as quaint, the shock at something that's now commonplace. But I think he captures the dynamics well. to Tweet
  • @DivineOps oh there's a whole book based on that article it is good but already out of date sadlyLink to Tweet
  • This book (recommended to me by @cwodtke) is quite good but it feels like the state of the art in public social media stoning has advanced so fast that it is already out of date to Tweet
  • Just finished "So You've Been Publicly Shamed" by @jonronson. For the past three years, Jon has traveled the world meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. It's a fresh perspective on today's outrage culture. to Tweet

About Book

"From the author of The Psychopath Test and Lost at Sea, an exploration of shame, one of our world's most overlooked forces. Public shaming as a form of social control, such a big part of our lives it feels weird when there isn't anyone to be furious about. Whole careers are being ruined by one mistake. Our collective outrage at it has the force of a hurricane. Then we all quickly forget about it and move on to the next one, and it doesn't cross our minds to wonder if the shamed person is okay or in ruins. What's it doing to them? An examination of human nature and its flaws"--Publisher's website.

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