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Taylor Lorenz

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Technology reporter at The New York Times covering internet culture.
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Can't Even
How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation
Anne Helen Petersen - 2020-09-22
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An incendiary examination of burnout in millennials—the cultural shifts that got us here, the pressures that sustain it, and the need for drastic change Do you feel like your life is an endless to-do list? Do you find yourself mindlessly scrolling through Instagram because you’re too exhausted to pick up a book? Are you mired in debt, or feel like ...
Taylor Lorenz
@jordanzakarin @luke_winkie Yeah, I’m not sure if you’ve read it but I can’t recommend this book enough I cried reading it      source
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How a Person Became a User
Joanne McNeil - 2020-02-25
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A concise but wide-ranging personal history of the internet fromfor the first timethe point of view of the userIn a shockingly short amount of time, the internet has bound people around the world together and torn us apart and changed not just the way we communicate but who we are and who we can be. It has created a new, unprecedented cultural spac...
Taylor Lorenz
I reviewed Joanne’s fantastic new book for the NYT. It’s a great read full of so much thoughtful reporting and critiques of the tech platforms that have shaped our identities. I loved it.      source
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Sandy Hook
An American Tragedy and the Battle for Truth
Elizabeth Williamson - 2022-03-08
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Based on hundreds of hours of research, interviews, and access to exclusive sources and materials, Sandy Hook is Elizabeth Williamson’s landmark investigation of the aftermath of a school shooting, the work of Sandy Hook parents who fought to defend themselves, and the truth of their children’s fate against the frenzied distortions of online denier...
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