Monday, November 16, 2009

Ethics and Entertainment

I received the proofs today for Ethics & Entertainment. Oh, God. The thought of proofing 300-some pages of academic writing is nearly enough to make me give up the ghost. But it must be done -- and in less than four weeks!


Elizabeth said...

Fascinating title; tell us more about what the book is about.

I'm Anne from Eat a Peach btw; this is one of my alter egos.

Howie Good said...

The book examines the shift in the purpose of the media from information to entertainment. Where entertainment used to be an escape from life, it now has kind of become life, with 24/7 access to every kind of diversion and distraction. Each chapter examines another issue, from celebrity apologies to docudramas about 9/11 to weight loss and makeover shows.