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Lee Siegel

Acclaimed Social and Cultural Critic

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 Lee Siegel Biography

Lee Siegel is the author of four books: "Falling Upwards: Essays in the Defense of the Imagination;" "Not Remotely Controlled: Notes on Television;" "Against the Machine: How the Web is Reshaping Culture and Commerce -- and Why it Matters;" and "Are You Serious: How to Be True and Get Real in the Age of Silly" (Harper). Siegel has published over 500 essays, articles and reviews, which have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, Time, Newsweek, New York, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among many other publications. A popular social and cultural critic, Siegel's keynote speeches resonate with audiences of all backgrounds, from colleges and community events to corporate conferences.

Siegel's newest book, Are You Serious: How to Be True and Get Real in the Age of Silly, defines and celebrates the quality of seriousness while examining the contemporary forces ranged against it. We used to live in a world run by serious people: many of our political and religious leaders, writers and artists, 2/3 of our political and religious leaders, writers and artists, journalists and academics, lawyers and business executives were men and women who were plainly serious about their professional roles. Today it seems as if most of these figures have all but disappeared, leaving our country and our culture in the hands of amateurs, buffoons, and professional clowns.Yet according to Siegel, seriousness has been elusive in every age, and every age has its own particular obstacles to living seriously.

In his book and in his keynote speeches, Siegel illuminates the contemporary distractions of profit, popularity and instant pleasure that confront us as we search for ways to be serious in culture, politics, and in everyday life. He offers a thoughtful and enlightening exploration of seriousness in all its incarnations, from the heights of intellectual endeavor to the depths of political conflict to romance and business. Siegel lays bare the forces in modern life that create the silliness all around us, and he describes how seriousness may be attained through the qualities of attention, purpose, and continuity, in satisfying lives forged in bonds of love and work.

Siegel has been television critic for the New Republic, where he also served as a senior editor; book critic for The Nation; art critic for Slate; staff writer at Harper's, Talk magazine, and The Los Angeles Times Book Review; weekly columnist for The New York Observer; senior columnist for The Daily Beast, and associate editor of ARTnews.

In 2002, Siegel was awarded a National Magazine Award for Reviews and Criticism. He has appeared as a guest on The Daily Show and as a commentator on MSNBC, CNBC, and BBC television, as well as on NPR and numerous national and international radio stations. He received his B.A., M.A., and a masters of philosophy at Columbia University, and lives in Montlclair, New Jersey with his wife and two children.

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Speaking Topics
  • Are You Serious? How to Be True and Get Real in the Age of Silly

  • Against the Machine: How the Web is Reshaping Culture and Commerce - and Why It Matters

  • Not Remotely Controlled: Notes on Television

  • American Culture & Society

  • American Politics

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    Booking fees for Lee Siegel, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lee Siegel, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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Lee Siegel

Acclaimed Social and Cultural Critic

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Lee Siegel Biography

Lee Siegel is the author of four books: "Falling Upwards: Essays in the Defense of the Imagination;" "Not Remotely Controlled: Notes on Television;" "Against the Machine: How the Web is Reshaping Culture and Commerce -- and Why it Matters;" and "Are You Serious: How to Be True and Get Real in the Age of Silly" (Harper). Siegel has published over 500 essays, articles and reviews, which have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, Time, Newsweek, New York, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among many other publications. A popular social and cultural critic, Siegel's keynote speeches resonate with audiences of all backgrounds, from colleges and community events to corporate conferences.

Siegel's newest book, Are You Serious: How to Be True and Get Real in the Age of Silly, defines and celebrates the quality of seriousness while examining the contemporary forces ranged against it. We used to live in a world run by serious people: many of our political and religious leaders, writers and artists, 2/3 of our political and religious leaders, writers and artists, journalists and academics, lawyers and business executives were men and women who were plainly serious about their professional roles. Today it seems as if most of these figures have all but disappeared, leaving our country and our culture in the hands of amateurs, buffoons, and professional clowns.Yet according to Siegel, seriousness has been elusive in every age, and every age has its own particular obstacles to living seriously.

In his book and in his keynote speeches, Siegel illuminates the contemporary distractions of profit, popularity and instant pleasure that confront us as we search for ways to be serious in culture, politics, and in everyday life. He offers a thoughtful and enlightening exploration of seriousness in all its incarnations, from the heights of intellectual endeavor to the depths of political conflict to romance and business. Siegel lays bare the forces in modern life that create the silliness all around us, and he describes how seriousness may be attained through the qualities of attention, purpose, and continuity, in satisfying lives forged in bonds of love and work.

Siegel has been television critic for the New Republic, where he also served as a senior editor; book critic for The Nation; art critic for Slate; staff writer at Harper's, Talk magazine, and The Los Angeles Times Book Review; weekly columnist for The New York Observer; senior columnist for The Daily Beast, and associate editor of ARTnews.

In 2002, Siegel was awarded a National Magazine Award for Reviews and Criticism. He has appeared as a guest on The Daily Show and as a commentator on MSNBC, CNBC, and BBC television, as well as on NPR and numerous national and international radio stations. He received his B.A., M.A., and a masters of philosophy at Columbia University, and lives in Montlclair, New Jersey with his wife and two children.

Lee Siegel Videos

  • Lee Siegel: "Against the Machine" | Talks at Google - YouTube

Lee Siegel Books

Lee Siegel Speaking Topics

  • Are You Serious? How to Be True and Get Real in the Age of Silly

  • Against the Machine: How the Web is Reshaping Culture and Commerce - and Why It Matters

  • Not Remotely Controlled: Notes on Television

  • American Culture & Society

  • American Politics

FAQs on booking Lee Siegel

  • How to book Lee Siegel?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lee Siegel for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Lee Siegel, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lee Siegel or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Lee Siegel?

    Booking fees for Lee Siegel, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lee Siegel, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Lee Siegel?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lee Siegel for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lee Siegel for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lee Siegel or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lee Siegel or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Lee Siegel is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Lee Siegel for your event is available upon request. Lee Siegel generally travels from Montclair, NJ, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kevin Dutton, Jordan Goldman, Laurence Winmill, Mitch Resnick and Spencer Wells. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lee Siegel for an upcoming event.

Lee Siegel Speaker Videos

  • Lee Siegel: "Against the Machine" | Talks at Google - YouTube

Lee Siegel Speaking Topics

  • Are You Serious? How to Be True and Get Real in the Age of Silly

  • Against the Machine: How the Web is Reshaping Culture and Commerce - and Why It Matters

  • Not Remotely Controlled: Notes on Television

  • American Culture & Society

  • American Politics

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