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The World According to The Simpsons

ISBN: 9781402206559

By: Steven Keslowitz

Published: 04/01/2006

The hottest new “Simpsons studies” book.

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Paperback


$17.99

Description

"Keslowitz fixes a serious eye on America's favorite dysfunctional cartoon crew." -Larry McShane, Associated Press "An accomplished work with many insights to share." -Duncan Dobbelmann, PhD "…His book of d'oh is a big hit." -New York Daily News When The Simpsons premiered, many hailed it as a sign of society's decline. And to them we say: D'oh! Instead, The Simpsons has become the smartest and most pointed look at the world we live in-all while becoming everyone's favorite TV family. The World According to The Simpsons is a hilarious and insightful study of what The Simpsons has to say about society, and how society is affected by The Simpsons. What does Marge say about the state of modern feminism? Are we too obsessed with "Hollywood Jerk" celebrities? Are Americans as great as they think? Is Homer the new industrialized employee? Will no Simpson child be left behind? No issue is settled until the Simpsons have had their say. So sit back, relax, and explore the wisdom of Springfield and what it means for our society. Or as Homer might say, "Mmm…bookalicious."

About the Author

Steven Keslowitz

Steven Keslowitz is a University Scholar in the CUNY Honors College at Brooklyn College. He has presented a number of lectures on The Simpsons and has appeared on NBC's Early Today and Fox 5 News. Steven's writings on The Simpsons have received international recognition, as he has given interviews with radio stations in the United States, Canada, and Ireland. His views on the political and social significance of The Simpsons have been featured in more than five hundred newspapers and other media outlets across four continents, including The Washington Post, NY Daily News, Miami Herald, Toronto Star, CNN.com, Yahoo! Asia, and MSNBC.com. His writing on The Simpsons is required reading for English, Writing, Sociology, and Simpsons courses taught at Tufts University, Carnegie Mellon University, Drury University, Montana State University, and the University of Colorado at Denver, among others.

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“Steven Keslowitz knows more about The Simpsons than I do, and I’ve been working there for twenty-six years.” - Mike Reiss, Emmy-winning writer/producer, The Simpson...

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 8.5 in
Width: 5.5 in
Weight: 13.00 oz
Page Count: 320 pages

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