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Get Real

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Published on Feb 8, 2013

I am Eliane Glaser, and this is a short film about my book, Get Real: How to See Through the Hype, Spin and Lies of Modern Life.

Here is a link to my blogspot site: http://elianeglaser.blogspot.co.uk/

And here is more information about Get Real:

Multinational oil corporations trumpet their green credentials. Shadowy billionaires orchestrate 'grassroots' political movements. Public-spending cuts that target the poor are billed as 'giving power to the people'. Casually dressed employees play table football in airy open-plan offices, but work longer hours than ever before.

These are just a few examples of the growing gap between appearance and reality in modern life. With the melting away of the conflicts between East and West and Right and Left, the old ideologies were supposedly consigned to history. But this book argues that they never really went away -- they just went undercover, creating a looking-glass world in which reality is spun and crude vested interests appear in seductive new disguises. A world of illusion, persuasion and coercion which aims to conceal the truth and beguile us all. It's time to radically alter the way we perceive the world, to raise a sceptical yet optimistic eyebrow.

Get Real is a passionate and entertaining guide to spotting and decoding the delusions we live under -- from 'revolutionary' plus-size models to 'world-saving' organic vegetables; from heavily scripted and edited 'reality' TV to 'life-changing' iPhone apps. Busting the jargon and unravelling the spin, Get Real reveals the secrets about modern life that we were never supposed to know. It's an insider's guide to understanding the present which puts the truth and the power to choose firmly in our hands. Only by telling it like it is can we improve -- and maybe even save -- our world for real.

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