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Date:
December 21, 2017
Time:
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Address:
Agostino’s Italian Restaurant
23 Washington St

Natick, MA 01760
Contact:
5086536730
Email:
cametotheend
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Gulp Fiction 20-30 Something Book Club: Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris

Thursday, December 21, 2017

For the past three years, Jon Ronson has traveled the world meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us – people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly, or made a mistake at work. Once their transgression is revealed, collective outrage circles with the force of a hurricane and the next thing they know they’re being torn apart by an angry mob, jeered at, demonized, sometimes even fired from their job. A great renaissance of public shaming is sweeping our land. Justice has been democratized. The silent majority are getting a voice. But what are we doing with our voice? We are mercilessly finding people’s faults. We are defining the boundaries of normality by ruining the lives of those outside it. We are using shame as a form of social control.

We’re at Agostino's for this one! See you then!