Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Faking It: Part I

We will start discussing Faking It on Monday, May 22 at 7p at Juri's Cafe. (Java Junction closes too early.) Let's start with the first five chapters and see where we go from there.

Until then (and after then), let's use the blog to discuss ideas, impressions, and to let those of us who are far away join in.

Hope to see you there.


p.s., I've linked the title of this post to the book page.


Blogger Leigh said...

So I finished the first five chapters and I'm feeling a little overwhelmed. I think I'll reread it. It left me feeling slightly disoriented, but I think that's just because he is not really working towards a thesis, just presenting a ton of different/related ideas. I thought it was strange that he used Jesus Christ's teachings as the foundation for his definition of hypocrisy rather than creating his own because, as Mike pointed out, he is Jewish and also because I wouldn't think that his audience would be very receptive towards Jesus as the end-all authority on hypocrisy. He claims he is not working towards any real end, but I found myself searching for one despite that and came up with this: people fake emotions, but its ok because "faking it" is necessary in polite, civilized society and it is just important to acknowledge a certian degree of fakeness is a fact of life. His book simply points out this truth and displays it in bound, leafed-paged form. I do not know that I like it so far, although it is entertaining and I'm very impressed with the author's expertise. I need to reread it to really get a feel for what he's trying to do with this though. What do you guys think so far?

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