Synopses & Reviews
Slowpoke: One Nation, Oh My God!is the third book-length collection from award-winning cartoonist Jen Sorensen, and features her best work from 20042008, along with her sharply insightful commentary. Deploying Sorensen's trademark brand of absurdist humor, this collection chronicles our country's not-so-gradual demise, lambastes political hypocrisies, and also takes on the latest cultural trends and techno-gadgets. One Nation, Oh My God!also features an introduction by Ruben Bolling, creator of Tom the Dancing Bug.
"Jen Sorensen is a maniacal genius, gleefully exposing the mendacity which lurks behind conventional wisdom, glib newscasters, celebrity culture, Republican doublespeak, and other ills of our age. I can't recommend her work highly enough." Tom Tomorrow
"In a world that seems to get murkier by the minute, Slowpokeis a freakin' beacon of lucidity." Alison Bechdel
"I want to live in an America where Slowpokeis published in every newspaper. It's smart and sharp." David Rees, creator of Get Your War On
"All life is a blur of Republicans and meat. Slowpoke roasts them both over the coals until they're ready for human consumption with gusto!" Bill Griffith, creator of Zippy the Pinhead
"Sorensen is brilliant, scathing, hilarious, cruel, everything good about cartooning." Ted Rall
Cognitive Illusions investigates a wide range of fascinating psychological effects in the way we think, judge and remember in our everyday lives. At the beginning of each chapter, leading researchers in the field introduce the background to phenomena such as illusions of control, overconfidence and hindsight bias. This is followed by an explanation of the experimental context in which these illusions can be investigated and a theoretical discussion drawing conclusions about the wider implications of these fallacy and bias effects.
Written with researchers and instructors in mind, this tightly edited, reader-friendly text provides both an overview of research in the area and many lively pedagogic features such as chapter summaries, further reading lists and suggestions for classroom demonstrations.
About the Author
Jen Sorensen is the cartoonist behind Slowpoke, a weekly strip which appears in the The Village Voiceand many other alternative newspapers around the country. Slowpokeis also featured in the Funny Times, WorkingforChange.com, CampusProgress.org, MSNBC.com, and has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The American Prospect, and Ms. Magazine. The strip has won several awards from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, including first place in 2005.