From the host of the award-winning, critically acclaimed podcast Conversations with People Who Hate Me comes a thought-provoking, witty, and inspirational exploration of difficult conversations and how to navigate them.

Product Code: 8875
ISBN: 9781982129279
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages: 272
Published Date: 03/29/2022
Availability:In stock
Price: $27.00

Dylan Marron’s work has racked up millions of views and worldwide support. From his acclaimed Every Single Word video series highlighting the lack of diversity in Hollywood to his web series Sitting in Bathrooms with Trans People, Marron has explored some of today’s biggest social issues.

Yet, according to some strangers on the internet, Marron is a “moron,” a “beta male,” and a “talentless hack.” Rather than running from this online vitriol, Marron began a social experiment in which he invited his detractors to chat with him on the phone - and those conversations revealed surprising and fascinating insights.

Now, Marron retraces his journey through a project that connects adversarial strangers in a time of unprecedented division. After years of production and dozens of phone calls, he shares what he’s learned about having difficult conversations and how having them can help close the ever-growing distance between us.

Charmingly candid and refreshingly hopeful, Conversations with People Who Hate Me will serve as both a guide to anyone partaking in dif­ficult conversations and a permission slip for those who dare to believe that connection is possible.

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Author’s Note

Chapter 1: The Internet Is a Game
Chapter 2: Conversation Is a Dance
Chapter 3: The Everything Storm
Chapter 4: The Seeds of Hate
Chapter 5: Debate Is a Sport
Chapter 6: Empathy Is Not Endorsement
Chapter 7: Empathy Is a Luxury
Chapter 8: Interrogation Is Not Conversation
Chapter 9: The Makeover Illusion
Chapter 10: Trash
Chapter 11: Recycling
Chapter 12: Snowflakes


“[An] enlightening debut . . . In a time rife with divisiveness, this opens up an intriguing dialogue about finding ways to connect.”– Publisher's Weekly

“Marron persuasively argues that the internet is a major source of polarization and that talking personally, and listening fully—without trying to score points or to convince someone to change their mind—goes a long way toward breaking down barriers. The book will delight his fans and draw new listeners to the podcast.” – Kirkus

“I read Conversations with People Who Hate Me in one sitting—hoping that Dylan Marron’s wisdom, sincerity, and hilarity might help me believe again in the potential goodness of the internet. It worked. I believe! Dylan Marron is the internet’s Love Warrior. His work is fresh, deeply honest, wildly creative, and right on time.” – Glennon Doyle, author of Untamed

"This book has shifted something in me forever. Dylan Marron is as dynamic on the page as he has ever been recorded on video, audio, or live and in person. His ability to see through the facade of human performance and into the heart is enviable, and his skill in transferring the connective tissue of that moment into prose is altogether rare. There is no other book like this because no one else could have written this book with the clarity and compassion of Marron."– Ashley C. Ford, author of Somebody's Daughter

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