Please Scream Inside Your Heart: Breaking News and Nervous Breakdowns in the Year that Wouldn't End

Please Scream Inside Your Heart: Breaking News and Nervous Breakdowns in the Year that Wouldn't End

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5-star, , favorites, Nonfiction, History, Humor, Politics, Autobiography, Historical

Please lower your shoulder restraint and keep your hands and feet in. You’re about to board a roller coaster ride through a year that was at once laughable and lethal.
If you’ve got an anti-anxiety prescription, now would probably be a good time to call in a refill.


Please Scream Inside Your Heart is a time capsule; a real-time ride through the maddening hell that was the 2020 news cycle—when historic turmoil and media mania stretched American sanity, democracy, and toilet paper. Who better to examine this unhinged period in all of its twists and turns than news addict Dave Pell, aka the internet’s Managing Editor? Fueled by the wisdom and advice of his two Holocaust-surviving parents, for whom parts of this story were all too familiar, Pell puts the key stories of 2020 into context with pith and punch; highlighting turning points that widened America’s divisions, deepened our obsession with a media-driven civil war, and nearly knocked the country off its tracks. 
 
Pell also examines the role of technology in society—and how we somehow built the exact opposite of what we thought we were building. Why did the lies spread faster than the truth? How did our tech addiction contribute to the nightmare? Why do you feel a vibration in your pocket right now?
 
In 2020, the news was everywhere, and everything was political—even the air we breathed. So brace yourself as you’re hurtled through the twists and turns of the corkscrewiest year in American history; one that included two impeachment trials, a global pandemic, Black Lives Matter, the biggest election of a lifetime, a slide towards autocracy, and a warning from the makers of Lysol not to drink their products.

Title:Please Scream Inside Your Heart: Breaking News and Nervous Breakdowns in the Year that Wouldn't End
ISBN:9780306847394
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  • Steve Sarner

    You should totally jump on this roller coaster of a book about the year 2020. Dave Pell takes us all back for a ride that no one wanted to take in this lifetime which, still makes me scream (into my m...

  • Corin

    It seems odd to describe a book about the dumpster fire year of 2020 as enjoyable, but here we are. The author adds perspective and I finished the book even a teeny tiny bit encouraged....

  • Molly

    Excellent!!! A fast paced and effectively conveyed summary and commentary on the news events of 2020. I figure I'll be reading about this time period for a long time to come, but this was a good way f...

  • Shoshanah Marohn

    I don’t know why I enjoyed reliving the news events of 2020, but I did. I guess it was a nice way to look back and say, “did that really happen?” And Dave Pell comes along with this book and say...

  • Viper Spaulding

    This is the intellectual reassurance we all needed!Dave Pell has been soothing my soul for quite some time with his daily newsletter, NextDraft. His humor and laser-sharp wit reduce the anxiety-induci...

  • Dave

    If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry…An accurate representation of the s***storm that was the year 2020 (and the equally shameful January 2021), with some necessary humorous observations sprinkled in,...

  • Michael

    The dizzying pace of everyday life nowadays can make it difficult to reflect on what I did yesterday, let alone all that happened last year. But to paraphrase the famous saying, being able to reflect ...

  • Morgan

    Let's get this out of the way: not everyone is going to want to go through 2020 again. That takes a certain kind of weird masochist (hello!). But it was a strange year that repays closer inspection, i...

  • Rachel

    This is exactly what I expected of Pell: sarcastic, funny, thought provoking, and informative. It’s crazy to read a book about 2020 and not remember so much of it. I guess I blocked the shitshow out...

  • Ralph M. Rivera

    This emotionally moving book depicts a wild ride that, in hindsight, seems unbelievableI expected this book to be political. I expected this book to review an awful year. What I didn't expect was for ...