BRANDON MENDELSON (aka B.J. Mendelson) has contributed to The Huffington Post, Forbes, MTV's O Music Awards, and CNN. He has also appeared on CNN, CNBC, Yahoo! News, and the CBC. Brandon currently contributes to The Wall Street Journal and teaches marketing at Columbia College in Chicago.
"B.J. isn't saying that all social media is worthless--he's saying far too much of the chatter and hype about it is. Read this book to hear from someone who actually knows what they're talking about." --Ryan Holiday, bestselling author of Trust Me I'm Lying and former Director of Marketing at American Apparel "In his absorbing and provocative new book, Social Media is Bullshit, Mendelson, a former marketing guy, is pulling back the curtain on what happens when you're inveigled into having a 'social media presence' by people who, as luck would have it, will show you exactly how for an often exorbitant fee." --Chris Lombardo, The Toronto Star "I've been telling everyone for years that social media is just the same bullshit we've always done sped up 1000 times. Finally someone's laid it all out in book form." --Drew Curtis, founder of Fark.com and author of It's Not News, It's FARK: How Mass Media Tries to Pass off Crap as News "Passionate... This work should provide useful ammunition for readers skeptical about the new networks linking the people of the 21st century" --Publishers Weekly "A thought-provoking counterpoint to the myriad books on the usefulness of social media for business promotion. Anyone interested in the true impact of social media will find it of interest." --Poppy Johnson-Renvall, Central New Mexico Comm. Coll., Albuquerque (Library Journal) "This small book packs a welcome, refreshing punch." --Kirkus Review "Social Media Is Bulls*** is common sense applied to hype, often in a very funny way. [...] If you enjoy watching bulls*** being taken apart, it's a great read." --Dan Seitz, Uproxx "Thoughtful and provocative... If you're a social media junkie, read it and weep." --New York Journal of Books