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Satire's Brew: Mass Media & Coffee Beans

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Satire’s Brew: Mass Media & Coffee Beans takes a fresh approach to media critique by using a fictional character to guide the reader through an analytical journey of political and social satire.

As the protagonist prepares to give a series of caffeine-fueled lectures, he ruminates on everything from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and presidential satire to iconic politi
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Hardcover, First Edition
Published January 15th 2014 by Cognella (first published January 3rd 2014)
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Shawnte
Jan 13, 2016 Shawnte rated it did not like it
As much as I enjoyed the classroom lectures, I did not like this book. I actually prefer the original text book because it is to the point, whereas Satire's Brew has "fictional" characters and um...coffee, which I found utterly boring and pointless. Segments that discussed satirist's such as Jon Stewart, John Oliver, government watchdogs, mass media, and the history of satire etc., were interesting as well as informative, but the rest can be tossed. For me, the addition of characters adds ...more
AJ
Jan 15, 2014 AJ rated it it was amazing
SB takes a super unique approach to what could have otherwise been a regular ol' text book. By offering the readers a protagonist, Dunphy's "lecture" style is a big stand-out and a far more engaging way to read and learn. He's a clear expert in this field and I hope he writes more books down the line! (Also a cool original detail - the pairing of coffee brews with each chapter! Never saw that before. Clever.)
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Brian Dunphy earned his B.A. at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in Dramatic Writing. After NYU, he attended the University of Amsterdam’s International School graduating with a Master's degree in American Studies and then earned a second Master’s in Politics from The New School for Social Research. He is a full-time lecturer and the Undergraduate Deputy Chair at CUNY’s Brooklyn ...more
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