Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism
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Listening Length 8 hours and 21 minutes
Author Amanda Montell
Narrator Ann Marie Gideon
Whispersync for Voice Ready Release Date June 15, 2021
Publisher HarperAudio
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
Best Sellers Rank #886 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#1 in Religious Cults (Audible Books & Originals)
#1 in Linguistics Reference
#1 in Religious Cults (Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Read this and then tell everyone you know to read it too!!!
By Lena Muralt on June 24, 2021
This book is absolutely phenomenal. I was particularly interested in reading this because Amanda's deep dive into cults is all about how language is used to manipulate and form ideas and followings. While I do have a fascination with religious cults and I personally have an aversion to organized religion in any form, it was her exploration of "cultish"-ness that really fascinated me. From MLMs (Multilevel marketing companies like Arbonne and Amway), to fitness influencers and businesses (ie. Soul Cycle), to social media's spiritual gurus, to legit cults and leaders (ie. Keith Raniere and NXIVM), I loved how Amanda talked about how language is at the root. It took me down a rabbit hole of thoughts into marketing and branding in general, even though that isn't really the core topic of the book. It just made me think deeply about how I feel about different things in society, social media, and different communities etc... as a whole, and how it can be both wonderfully helpful, but powerfully hurtful at the same time. 5 big stars for this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, accessible, already putting some of the knowledge to good use
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