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Review

The pre-eminent and most widely read critic of her generation - The Times

Brisk, honest and soaring with élan. Oyler persuasively advocates clear thinking through doing it herself with such poise. Her critical approach isn't currently common sense, but it should be, and soon enough maybe it will -- Naoise Dolan, author of The Happy Couple

Like stumbling into the best archival New Yorker essays - smart and unafraid and (thank God) funny. This is exactly what I want to read -- Monica Heisey, author of Really Good, Actually

Funny, insightful and bang on the money, No Judgement is a series of essays exploring where we're at right now. Covering everything from existential anxiety to the attention economy, it'll be everywhere this year - Stylist, the best non-fiction for 2024

A collection of interconnected essays about, among other things, literature, gossip and the attention economy by the funny and pugnacious American critic Lauren Oyler (and I can hardly wait for it) -- Rachel Cooke - Observer

Lauren Oyler's collection of essays, No Judgement, is a big moment: expect mordantly funny cultural commentary and incisive literary analysis - The Skinny

Oyler is one of our sharpest and most fearless cultural critics .... Opining on gossip and anxiety, autofiction and vulnerability, and much, much more, [her] caustic wit and penetrating voice shine through every essay - The Millions

Book Description

A brilliant and addictive collection of brand-new essays on modern culture - from the author of the acclaimed novel Fake Accounts and one of America's sharpest and most provocative literary critics

From the Back Cover

I heard this crazy story, and I want you to know.

It is the age of internet gossip; of social networks, repackaged ideas and rating everything out of five stars. Mega-famous celebrities respond with fury to critics who publish less-than-rapturous reviews of their work (and then delete their tweets); CEOs talk about reclaiming 'the power of vulnerability'; and in the world of fiction, writers eschew actually making things up in favour of 'always just talking about themselves'.

In this blistering, irreverent and very funny first book of non-fiction, Lauren Oyler - one of the most trenchant, influential, and revelatory critics of her generation - takes on the bizarre particularities of our present moment in a series of interconnected essays about literature, the attention economy, gossip, the role of criticism and her own relentless, teeth-grinding anxiety.

Illuminating and thought-provoking, by turns drily scathing and disarmingly open, No Judgement excavates the layers of psychology and meaning in how we communicate, tell stories and make critical judgements - to offer dazzling insights into how we live and think today.

About the Author

Lauren Oyler is the author of the novel Fake Accounts. Her essays on books and culture appear regularly in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the London Review of BooksHarper's, the Guardian and other publications. She lives in Berlin.
 
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  • ISBN: 9780349016504
  • Author: Lauren Oyler
  • Publisher: Virago
  • Pages: 274
  • Format: Paperback
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Book Description

Review

The pre-eminent and most widely read critic of her generation - The Times

Brisk, honest and soaring with élan. Oyler persuasively advocates clear thinking through doing it herself with such poise. Her critical approach isn't currently common sense, but it should be, and soon enough maybe it will -- Naoise Dolan, author of The Happy Couple

Like stumbling into the best archival New Yorker essays - smart and unafraid and (thank God) funny. This is exactly what I want to read -- Monica Heisey, author of Really Good, Actually

Funny, insightful and bang on the money, No Judgement is a series of essays exploring where we're at right now. Covering everything from existential anxiety to the attention economy, it'll be everywhere this year - Stylist, the best non-fiction for 2024

A collection of interconnected essays about, among other things, literature, gossip and the attention economy by the funny and pugnacious American critic Lauren Oyler (and I can hardly wait for it) -- Rachel Cooke - Observer

Lauren Oyler's collection of essays, No Judgement, is a big moment: expect mordantly funny cultural commentary and incisive literary analysis - The Skinny

Oyler is one of our sharpest and most fearless cultural critics .... Opining on gossip and anxiety, autofiction and vulnerability, and much, much more, [her] caustic wit and penetrating voice shine through every essay - The Millions

Book Description

A brilliant and addictive collection of brand-new essays on modern culture - from the author of the acclaimed novel Fake Accounts and one of America's sharpest and most provocative literary critics

From the Back Cover

I heard this crazy story, and I want you to know.

It is the age of internet gossip; of social networks, repackaged ideas and rating everything out of five stars. Mega-famous celebrities respond with fury to critics who publish less-than-rapturous reviews of their work (and then delete their tweets); CEOs talk about reclaiming 'the power of vulnerability'; and in the world of fiction, writers eschew actually making things up in favour of 'always just talking about themselves'.

In this blistering, irreverent and very funny first book of non-fiction, Lauren Oyler - one of the most trenchant, influential, and revelatory critics of her generation - takes on the bizarre particularities of our present moment in a series of interconnected essays about literature, the attention economy, gossip, the role of criticism and her own relentless, teeth-grinding anxiety.

Illuminating and thought-provoking, by turns drily scathing and disarmingly open, No Judgement excavates the layers of psychology and meaning in how we communicate, tell stories and make critical judgements - to offer dazzling insights into how we live and think today.

About the Author

Lauren Oyler is the author of the novel Fake Accounts. Her essays on books and culture appear regularly in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the London Review of BooksHarper's, the Guardian and other publications. She lives in Berlin.
 

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