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Trust Me, I’m Lying

Confessions of a Media Manipulator

By Ryan Holiday
13-minute read
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Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator by Ryan Holiday

Trust Me, I’m Lying (2012) is an in-depth exposé of today’s news culture, which is primarily channeled through online media sites called blogs. By detailing his experiences with multimillion-dollar public relations campaigns, the author takes us behind the scenes of today’s most popular and influential blogs to paint an unsettling picture of why we shouldn’t believe everything that is labeled as news.

  • Anyone interested in learning how blogs and other online news media work
  • Anyone who wants to know why we should question what we read online
  • Anyone looking to understand how blogs are affecting society

Ryan Holiday is a media strategist best known for his campaigns with New York Times bestselling authors Tucker Max and Robert Greene. He currently works as Director of Marketing for the $550-million clothing company American Apparel, and runs the marketing company Brass Check Marketing.


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