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When she was growing up, New Yorker culture writer Jia Tolentino attended a Houston megachurch with her family. "The population was extremely white and wealthy, which my family was not," Tolentino says. "It was the kind of place where you had a daily Bible class from first grade 'till senior year." C. Elena Mudd hide caption

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'New Yorker' Writer Fears We're Fooling Ourselves In The Internet's 'Trick Mirror'

In her new book of essays, culture writer Jia Tolentino explores how social media shapes identity, public discourse and political engagement — particularly for millennials such as herself.

When she was growing up, New Yorker culture writer Jia Tolentino attended a Houston megachurch with her family. "The population was extremely white and wealthy, which my family was not," Tolentino says. "It was the kind of place where you had a daily Bible class from first grade 'till senior year." C. Elena Mudd hide caption

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'New Yorker' Writer Fears We're Fooling Ourselves In The Internet's 'Trick Mirror'

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