Jia Tolentino

Me on the internet

Jia Tolentino Me on the internet

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Competing world views can be deeply distorted by the warped mirror of social media. New Yorker writer Jia Tolentino calls the internet “an engine of self-delusion.” She explores its power to distort in her new book of essays, called “Trick Mirror,” and sat down with Alicia Menendez to discuss the allure of false promises online.

New Yorker staff writer Jia Tolentino started to talk about her life in a blog when she was little, took part in a reality show as an adolescent, and, just after turning 30, her first book featured on Barack Obama’s list of favourite reads. Today she is a unique voice on the conflicts, contradictions and changes that define our times. Author of the acclaimed collection of essays Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion (Penguin Random House, 2019) about the difficulty of seeing ourselves clearly in these times, so given to a culture that revolves around me-me-me, at “Primera Persona Indoors” Tolentino will be talking about how, thanks to gender and class debates, to construct that “I” in the often tricky and sometimes toxic net.