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This is a pre-order! Release date: November 1st, 2021

Pre-order comes with immediate digital download of a promotional chapter, “The Giver.”

Full digital download available on the official release date (November 1st), along with a signed copy of the hardcover book, and complimentary Memory Hole bookmark.

Please e-mail Alex if you have any questions - alex@psychostick.com

(Alex keeps saying, “No Refunds” repeatedly, so…)

A memory hole is the banishment of problematic thoughts. We exile that which we prefer not to exist. Enter the perilous Memory Hole: The Psychology of Dystopia, to explore a legion of social and psychological themes through the lens of dystopian literature. The crushing fist of 1984 annihilating thoughts from existence as a means of persuasion. The exquisite seduction of addiction as an agent of control in Brave New World. Incineration of the written word to bask in the embers of peace of mind in Fahrenheit 451. The destruction of information serves to shield us from knowledge.

  • Book Length: 310 pages
  • Dimensions: 6”x9”
  • Spine Width: 0.813”
  • Weight: 1.38 lb
  • ISBN: 978-1-0879-0686-7 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 978-1-0879-8092-8 (ebook)

“With an engaging writing style, Dontre takes readers on an instructive tour of psychological features of the dystopian worlds of literary classics.”

Robert B. Cialdini, author of Influence and Pre-Suasion, Regents’ Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing at Arizona State University

“What an interesting way to explore how our mind works! Each chapter is centered on a book chronicling a dystopian society which Dontre then uses as a springboard to explore tech addiction, communication, memory, distraction and more. Quite a unique framework that kept me wanting to read faster to see where he would take me.”

Larry D. Rosen, co-author of The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, California State University, Dominguez Hills

“Who knew dystopia could be this much fun! And enlightening! Join Dontre’s enthralling ‘open book surgery’ as he dissects modern classics with cutting-edge psychology tools.”

Mats E. Eriksson, author of Another Primordial Day: The Paleo Metal Diaries, Professor of Paleontology, Lund University