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  • Author:
    Arthur Herzog III
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    0595276105
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    978-0595276103
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    220 pages
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Arthur Herzog is an award-winning novelist, non-fiction writer and journalist, renowned for his best-selling novels The Swarm . A New Yorker, avid reader, and world traveler, Herzog continues to write fiction and non-fiction books.

Arthur Herzog is an award-winning novelist, non-fiction writer and journalist, renowned for his best-selling novels The Swarm, Orca (both made into popular movies), Make Us Happy, Heat and IQ 83, hailed by the British press as one of the best science fiction works ever written. storyone of the years remarkable biographies" and The Woodchipper Murder.

Herzog was also the au Arthur Herzog III (April 6, 1927 – May 25, 2010) was an American novelist, non-fiction writer, and journalist, well known for his works of science fiction and true crime books. He was the son of songwriter Arthur Herzog, J. .His novels The Swarm and Orca have been made into films. His science fiction novel IQ 83 is being made into a film by Dreamworks.

Herzog takes a look at the rhetoric of American culture using content analysis to point out discrepancies between intention and reality in American society. The study reveals, albeit in a comedic tone, how double talk and "not quite lies" are pervasive in our culture. Horton, N. S. (1986). Young adult literature and censorship: A content analysis of seventy-eight young adult books. Denton, TX: North Texas State University.

The Theory and Technique of Faking It Big in America. It is Arthur Herzog's con tention that we are being spat tered from all directions by endless waves of taurine elim inant. 218 pp. New York: Simon & Schuster. He has named this in dignity the . Factor, and de fines it as a generic term describing the role of the empathetic fallacy - the fail ure of reason and feeling to cor respond. Who's guilty? Speech writ ers.

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Chapter 1 discusses the Factor as a substitute for lies, causing a subtle skewing of sense, a distortion of logic, without ever becoming an actual lie.

This book explores the theory and technique of faking it in America, referred to as the . Chapter 1 discusses the Factor as a substitute for lies, causing a subtle skewing of sense, a distortion of logic, without ever becoming an actual lie. Chapter 2 breaks the .

Arthur Herzog is an award-winning novelist, non-fiction writer and journalist . Fakery and hypocrisy in American communications are the subjects of this outspoken-and hilarious-book. Factor, success in America is almost impossible, says Herzog, and he goes on to call for a new breed of "radical skeptics" to clear away the . that is now engulfing our country.

The B. Factor : The Theory and Technique of Faking It in America.

Fakery and hypocrisy in American communications are the subjects of this outspoken—and hilarious—book. Uncovering our thought-pollution problem for perhaps the first time, Arthur Herzog exposes Executalk ("name of the game" for "point" or "purpose," "ball-park estimate" for "rough guess"), Quote Facts (opinions made to seem like facts by virtue of being quoted), and Complex Complex (the compulsion to make things more complicated than they need to be), to mention only a few of the current crimes against logic and language. The perpetrators of these atrocities include Fadthinkers, Word Mincers, Sci-Speakers, Copy Cant-ers, and Anything Authorities, those who, having succeeded in one field, appear on TV talk shows as experts on everything else. Without the B.S. Factor, success in America is almost impossible, says Herzog, and he goes on to call for a new breed of "radical skeptics" to clear away the B.S. that is now engulfing our country.

"An entertaining and witty attack." —Publishers Weekly

"Mr. Herzog has diagnosed the sickness brilliantly." —The New York Times Book Review