Literary Nonfiction. Political Science. Media Studies. In DELUSIONS OF NORMALITY: SANITY, DRUGS, SEX, MONEY AND BELIEFS IN AMERICA, J. P. Harpignies argues convincingly that many of the unspoken assumptions underlying our media's discourse about our society are at serious odds with the reality of our lives. DELUSIONS OF NORMALITY offers a bracing but entertaining look at some of the darker corners of American life, providing a corrective lens to our rose-colored myopia about how we really are. It offers compelling evidence that we are collectively far less sane, far more corruptible, and far 'druggier', kinkier and zanier than we generally admit. Educators, social scientists, therapists and the merely curious, take note.
J.P. Harpignies is a Brooklyn, NY-based consultant, conference producer, copy editor and writer. He is the author of several non-fiction books, including DOUBLE HELIX HUBRIS (1997), POLITICAL ECOSYSTEMS (2004), DELUSIONS OF NORMALITY (2009), and ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS (2014); co-writer of The Magic Carpet Ride (2011); editor of the collection, Visionary Plant Consciousness (2007); and associate editor of the first two Bioneers books: Ecological Medicine and Nature's Operating Instructions. He has also been the associate producer of the Bioneers Conference (www.bioneers.org) since the early 1990s; co- founded the Eco-Metropolis Conference (2004/05); has served as a senior member of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge review team since 2011; and was formerly a program director at the New York Open Center (in the early/mid 1990s). J.P. also taught t'ai chi chuan in Brooklyn for 25 years. Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA