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Get Rich or Lie Trying

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Compelling.' Reni Eddo-LodgeA 'must-read book for 2022', as picked by StylistMore than one fifth of children want to become influencers and it's easy to understand why. What if you could escape economic uncertainty by winning the internet's attention? What if you could turn the adoration of your social media followers into a lucrative livelihood?But as Symeon Brown explores in this searing exposé, the reality is much murkier. From IRL streamers in LA to Brazilian butt lifts, from sex workers on OnlyFans to fraudulent cryptocurrency schemes, these are the incredible stories that lurk behind the filtered selfies and gleaming smiles.Exposing the fraud, exploitation, bribery, and dishonesty at the core of the influencer model, Get Rich or Lie Trying asks if our digital rat race is costing us too much. Revealing a broken economy resembling a pyramid scheme, this incredible blend of reportage and analysis will captivate and horrify you in equal measure.

About the author

Symeon Brown is a reporter and journalist at Channel 4 News. He was shortlisted for an Orwell Prize in 2019 and shortlisted at the 2018 British Journalism Awards. He has written for a range of publications including Vice, Guardian, Huffington Post, CNN, New Statesman and The Voice.

Summary

'Compelling.' Reni Eddo-Lodge
A 'must-read book for 2022', as picked by Stylist

More than one fifth of children want to become influencers and it's easy to understand why. What if you could escape economic uncertainty by winning the internet's attention? What if you could turn the adoration of your social media followers into a lucrative livelihood?

But as Symeon Brown explores in this searing exposé, the reality is much murkier. From IRL streamers in LA to Brazilian butt lifts, from sex workers on OnlyFans to fraudulent cryptocurrency schemes, these are the incredible stories that lurk behind the filtered selfies and gleaming smiles.

Exposing the fraud, exploitation, bribery, and dishonesty at the core of the influencer model, Get Rich or Lie Trying asks if our digital rat race is costing us too much. Revealing a broken economy resembling a pyramid scheme, this incredible blend of reportage and analysis will captivate and horrify you in equal measure.

Product details

Authors Symeon Brown
Publisher Atlantic Books
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 02.02.2023
 
EAN 9781838950309
ISBN 978-1-83895-030-9
No. of pages 279
Dimensions 128 mm x 197 mm x 21 mm
Subjects Non-fiction book > Politics, society, business > Politics
Social sciences, law, business > Business

Economics, finance, business & management, Economics, BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Ethics, BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Workplace Culture, TRUE CRIME / Con Artists, Hoaxes & Deceptions, Sociology: work and labour

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