Reviews

  • "Not only a must-read for anyone wanting to understand Trump’s America but also a laugh-out-loud undiluted pleasure"

    Will Storr, author of Selfie
  • "This is an important book - the indispensable book - for understanding America in the age of Trump. It’s an eye-opening history filled with brilliant insights, a saga of how we were always susceptible to fantasy, from the Puritan fanatics to the talk-radio and Internet wackos who mix show business, hucksterism, and conspiracy theories."

    Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs
  • "Fantasyland presents the very best kind of idea – one that, in retrospect, seems obvious, but which took a seer like Kurt Andersen to piece together. The thinking and the writing are both dazzling; it is at once a history lesson and an oh-so-modern cri de coeur; it’s an absolute joy to read, and will leave your brain dancing with excitement long after you’re done"

    Stephen Dubner, co-author of Freakonomics
  • "An absorbing, must-read polemic."

    Newsday
  • "The most important book that I have read this year."

    Lawrence O'Donnell, The Last Word, MSNBC