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Jia Tolentino on the horrors of the internet, her past as a reality TV star and her new book Trick Mirror

Writer Jia Tolentino joins q's Tom Power live in studio to talk about her New York Times bestselling book of essays, in which she writes about forces like social media, religion, politics and the wedding industry.
Trick Mirror is an essay collection by Jia Tolentino. (Penguin Random House, Elena Mudd)
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In Jia Tolentino's New York Times bestselling book of essays, Trick Mirror, she writes about forces like social media, religion, politics and the wedding industry, asking: do these things serve us? Do they make our lives better? Or do they just confuse us? The jacket of the book describes Tolentino as "what Susan Sontag would have been like if she had brain damage from the internet." She joined q's Tom Power live in studio to tell us more about how the themes of self-distraction and self-deception present themselves in our modern lives.

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