On my facebook feed, Eric Edberg had posted a link about the internet “narcissism epidemic.” It linked to a piece talking about a NYT piece about the rise of “a statistically significant trend toward narcissism and hostility in popular music” (here’s an NPR talk with the researcher). This seems to follow a trend towards narcissism and hostility in [American] society in general.
I love going to thrift stores and flea markets. Mainly it’s the thrill of potentially finding something I might actually be looking for, but more often than not it’s the thrill if finding something I was never looking for. In this case I found a book by Earl Wilson from 1971 called “The Show Business Nobody Knows.”