True Enough Book Summary - True Enough Book explained in key points
Listen to the Intro

True Enough summary

Farhad Manjoo

Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society

3.6 (14 ratings)
16 mins
Table of Contents

    True Enough
    summarized in 10 key ideas

    Audio & text in the Blinkist app
    Key idea 1 of 10

    What's in it for me? Learn how the media is manipulating you.

    Thanks to the Digital Revolution, the media and the news landscape have undergone massive changes in recent years. Some changes have been good, but some have been detrimental, especially changes in media. In True Enough, Farhad Manjoo shows us how easily PR firms, false experts, news agencies and conspiracy theorists can use existing media outlets to manipulate us. He also shows how you, as a consumer, are biased against certain pieces of news and how your preexisting beliefs deeply affect the way you process new information.

    In these blinks, you'll find out why it's now so much easier for producers to bend “facts,” and the ways they manage to do it. You’ll also learn:

    • why unfounded conspiracy theories can spread so rapidly;
    • why opposing football fans can watch the same game footage and see different results;
    • how a cigarette company manipulated smokers into fighting anti-smoking laws without them knowing;
    • how a group of conservative veterans might’ve swung the 2004 presidential election and
    • why Democrats and Republicans both think the media is biased against them.
    Want to see all full key ideas from True Enough?

    Key ideas in True Enough

    More knowledge in less time
    Read or listen
    Read or listen
    Get the key ideas from nonfiction bestsellers in minutes, not hours.
    Find your next read
    Find your next read
    Get book lists curated by experts and personalized recommendations.
    Shortcasts New
    We’ve teamed up with podcast creators to bring you key insights from podcasts.

    What is True Enough about?

    True Enough is an exploration of how facts are dealt with in the news and media. It explains how our preconceptions and opinions shape the way we experience reality, and how media producers manipulate us by using our notions to their advantage.

    Best quote from True Enough

    The bias we see in the news isnt strategic. Its real. Its real to us, at least, and thats as real as it gets.

    —Farhad Manjoo
    example alt text

    Who should read True Enough?

    • Anyone interested in our relationship with the media
    • Anyone interested in sociology
    • Anyone interested in psychology

    About the Author

    Farhad Manjoo is an author and journalist. He serves as a technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal, has written for the New York Times since 2014 and contributes regularly to NPR.

    Categories with True Enough

    Books like True Enough

    People ❤️ Blinkist
    Sven O.

    It's highly addictive to get core insights on personally relevant topics without repetition or triviality. Added to that the apps ability to suggest kindred interests opens up a foundation of knowledge.

    Thi Viet Quynh N.

    Great app. Good selection of book summaries you can read or listen to while commuting. Instead of scrolling through your social media news feed, this is a much better way to spend your spare time in my opinion.

    Jonathan A.

    Life changing. The concept of being able to grasp a book's main point in such a short time truly opens multiple opportunities to grow every area of your life at a faster rate.

    Renee D.

    Great app. Addicting. Perfect for wait times, morning coffee, evening before bed. Extremely well written, thorough, easy to use.

    People also liked

    Start growing with Blinkist now
    26 Million
    Downloads on all platforms
    4.7 Stars
    Average ratings on iOS and Google Play
    Of Blinkist members create a better reading habit*
    *Based on survey data from Blinkist customers
    Powerful ideas from top nonfiction

    Try Blinkist to get the key ideas from 5,500+ bestselling nonfiction titles and podcasts. Listen or read in just 15 minutes.

    Start your free trial