So You've Been Publicly ShamedRiverhead Books #ad - Now a new york times bestseller and from the author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame. It's about the terror, isn't it?' 'The terror of what?' I said. The terror of being found out. For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings.
We are defining the boundaries of normality by ruining the lives of those outside it. The shamed are people like us - people who, made a joke on social media that came out badly, say, or made a mistake at work. Justice has been democratized. But what are we doing with our voice? We are mercilessly finding people's faults.
We are using shame as a form of social control. Simultaneously powerful and hilarious in the way only jon ronson can be, So You've Been Publicly Shamed is a deeply honest book about modern life, full of eye-opening truths about the escalating war on human flaws - and the very scary part we all play in it.
So You've Been Publicly Shamed #ad - Once their transgression is revealed, collective outrage circles with the force of a hurricane and the next thing they know they're being torn apart by an angry mob, demonized, jeered at, sometimes even fired from their job. A great renaissance of public shaming is sweeping our land. The silent majority are getting a voice.