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BOSTON: Reality Bites Back TWICE, 11/19 in Wellesley, 11/20 with Jean Kilbourne in Boston

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November 19th, 2010

Quick hit from the road: All you MA-area TV fans — there are two chances to catch Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV in Boston. Hope to see you at one of these events:

WHAT: Book reading and signing

WHEN: Nov. 19, 7pm

WHERE: Wellesley Booksmith

Why is reality television built on such blatant gender and race stereotypes? Why are women and people of color represented so harmfully, and with so much bias, in popular culture? What is “Frankenbite” editing, how many hours of tape are shot for every hour of reality TV aired, and how much cheaper is it to produce a reality show than a scripted program? Is it true that networks are simply “giving people what they want,” or is reality TV really the result of media consolidation, media economics, and stealth advertising? Find out at Wellesley Booksmith on 11/19!

And it is a HUGE honor and with great pleasure that I invite you to Trident Books on Saturday, where I’ll be sharing the mic with one of my formative influences and intellectual role models, pioneering ad critic Jean Kilbourne:

WHAT: Book reading and signing with Jennifer L. Pozner and Jean Kilbourne

WHEN: Nov. 20, 7pm

WHERE: Trident Books

Hey Boston-area friends — come join Jennifer L. Pozner as she reads from her new book, Reality Bites Back. She’ll be joined by groundbreaking advertising critic and “Killing Us Softly” documentarian Jean Kilbourne, who will read from her book, “Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel.”

Pozner and Kilbourne will read from and sign their books, discuss commercialism and gender and race biases in television and advertising, and answer audience questions.

Hope to see you there! For more information, see:
http://www.RealityBitesBackBook.com/
http://jeankilbourne.com/

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