Trick Mirror Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Jia Tolentino
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Introduction and "The I in Internet"

• The following version of this book was used to create this Lesson Plan: Tolentino, Jia. Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion. Random House, 2019. E-book.

• The introduction begins on page 1.

• Tolentino begins by stating that she wrote Trick Mirror during the time between spring of 2017 and fall of 2018.

• She describes this period of time as “a period during which American identity, culture, technology, politics, and discourse seemed to coalesce into an unbearable supernova of perpetually escalating conflict” (1).

• Tolentino states that when she thinks back on that period of time, she recalls that she had been unable to trust her own thoughts.

• She reflects on the fact that she dislikes feeling uncertain about her beliefs and that she “usually extinguish[es] [the feeling] by writing” (1).

• Tolentino explores the reasons why she wrote the essays that make up the text of Trick Mirror.

• She wonders whether...

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