"True Enough" at Google, and in San Francisco

A YouTubey presentation of my book.

Published July 10, 2008 8:36PM (EDT)

As I mentioned in the comments yesterday, I'm getting ready to depart this space; I'll have a fuller explanation tomorrow, sometime before or after I get in line to buy the new iPhone.

In the meantime, I thought I'd add a note about one of the more fun events related to my book's release -- the opportunity I had, in May, to speak at Google's headquarters in Mountain View.

It was thrilling not only for the splendor of the place -- even their commodes are computerized -- and the welcoming attitude of my hosts at the Authors@ program (the company buys your books and hands them out to employees for free), but also because Googlers seemed to intuitively grasp my argument and posed many penetrating questions.

Google records these things and posts them up on YouTube, so if you're looking for something to watch while eating a sandwich at your desk, have at it:

Another thing on the book: I'll be reading and signing at Book Passage in the San Francisco Ferry Building next week -- 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 17.

If you'd like to talk about facts, rumors, conspiracy theories, and spin in the digital age, do stop by.

By Farhad Manjoo

Farhad Manjoo is a Salon staff writer and the author of True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society.

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