(Review) Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism

Posted August 14, 2023 by shooting in Book Review / 10 Comments

Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell

I finally read Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism and I loved it. It’s such a fascinating subject, and a quick read!

The book focuses on groups that everyone thinks of when you say Cult like Jonestown and the Manson Family, but it also deals a lot with groups that are cultish, as the author says.

The idea of cultish groups bringing in- and keeping people- because of language was so interesting, and makes complete sense!

Things like Soulcycle and Mary Kay are cultish. It probably won’t ruin your life to leave them, but they have many similarities to more dangerous groups.

Definitely recommend if you are at all interested! And I’m glad I am finally focusing on some of these nonfiction books I own and want to read.

What are things you think are cultish? Have you read this- or will you? 📕


10 responses to “(Review) Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism

  1. Your review of “Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism” is both insightful and thought-provoking. Exploring the dynamics of fanaticism and the power of language is like unraveling a complex web of human behavior. Your critique provides a balanced and nuanced perspective on the book’s themes, making it an even more intriguing read.

  2. I’ve read a few things about this and with the technology now, they are able to tap into our brain so much more to see what works and what doesn’t – to fine tune the pitch. It’s kind of scary.

    Not all of it is dangerous but we’re also being manipulated in ways we don’t even understand yet.

    Karen @For What It’s Worth

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