Vance Packard


Born
in The United States
May 22, 1914

Died
December 12, 1996

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Was an American journalist and social critic.

Average rating: 3.83 · 1,617 ratings · 153 reviews · 26 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Hidden Persuaders

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3.85 avg rating — 1,083 ratings — published 1957 — 35 editions
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The Status Seekers

3.73 avg rating — 158 ratings — published 1959 — 7 editions
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The Waste Makers

3.94 avg rating — 176 ratings — published 1960 — 17 editions
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The Naked Society

3.77 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1964 — 8 editions
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A Nation Of Strangers

3.47 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1974 — 3 editions
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American Social Classes in ...

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3.31 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1995 — 2 editions
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Pyramid Climbers

3.64 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1965 — 4 editions
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The Human Side of Animals

3.63 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1950
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The People Shapers

4.24 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1977 — 5 editions
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The Ultra Rich: How Much Is...

3.89 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
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“Leadership appears to be the art of getting others to want to do something you are convinced should be done.”
Vance Packard

“You can probably make them do anything for you: Sell people things they don’t need; make women who don’t know you fall in love with you.”
Vance Packard, The Hidden Persuaders

“It is dangerous to asume that people can be trusted to behave in a rational way (...)

What the probers are looking for, of course, are the "whys" of our behavior, so that they can more effectively manipulate our habits and choices in their favor.”
Vance Packard, The Hidden Persuaders

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