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How TV Can Make You Smarter

By Allison Shoemaker
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How TV Can Make You Smarter is a lively guide that shows readers the numerous emotional and intellectual benefits of TV. Contrary to conventional wisdom, television can do more than help you veg out, chill, and escape. Aut...
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“A convincing and spirited argument for the benefits of TV. Allison Shoemaker posits that television provides ‘access to some of the greatest art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries’ and that ‘to discuss, debate, and dissect’ these shows ‘can, and will, make you smarter.’ … TV binge watchers and pop culture fans will relish Shoemaker’s fun and enlightening outing.”
—Publishers Weekly

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How TV Can Make You Smarter is a lively guide that shows readers the numerous emotional and intellectual benefits of TV.

Contrary to conventional wisdom, television can do more than help you veg out, chill, and escape.

Author and TV critic Allison Shoemaker rewires our thinking to show readers how to take advantage of our 24/7 access to this ever-evolving medium.

• TV is a powerful tool and How TV Can Make You Smarter will teach you how to use it.
• Covers a wide selection of diverse genres from scripted comedies, dramas, and classics to reality and beyond
• Find acceptance in embracing "bad" TV
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 112
Size: 4 1/2 X 7
Publication Date: 09/01/2020
ISBN: 9781452171784

Allison Shoemaker is a TV and film critic based in Chicago, IL.

“A convincing and spirited argument for the benefits of TV. Allison Shoemaker posits that television provides ‘access to some of the greatest art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries’ and that ‘to discuss, debate, and dissect’ these shows ‘can, and will, make you smarter.’ … TV binge watchers and pop culture fans will relish Shoemaker’s fun and enlightening outing.”
—Publishers Weekly