Numlock Sunday: Exclusive excerpt from You Are What You Watch
For Numlock readers only!
By Walt Hickey
Hello and welcome to a very special book excerpt in the Numlock Sunday edition.
All you folks have been so supportive of You Are What You Watch, my first-ever book, which is out this Tuesday! It’s the result of several years of reporting and writing, and I couldn’t be prouder of it. If you like the newsletter, you’re really going to like the book.
It’s about all the cool ways that movies and pop culture impact your body, brain, kids, identity, travel, sports, crime, spies, science, war, stores, money, names, dogs, taxes, countries, friends, enemies, and the people who make them.
As part of the preorder campaign, anyone who orders it early can fill out this form to get a cool print of one of my favorite charts from the book. When considering which excerpt I was going to get for the Numlock readers exclusively, I felt like the part around that chart would be especially exciting. This is from chapter three, which goes into how stories change the way people see themselves and …