POP GOES THE READER! This composition reader calls on our daily experiences with popular culture to help you understand culture in general and to promote critical thinking, reading, and writing. Offering thought-provoking essays for the classroom, the authors of Common Cultureexplore our world of iPods and hip-hop, of reality TV, and blockbuster movies to help create a course that is meaningful and challenging. . .and fun. This outstanding learning tool is key to your success in class and will help you think, read, and write clearly both in college and beyond.Michael F. Petracca is the author of 'Common Culture: Reading and Writing About American Popular Culture (5th Edition)', published 2006 under ISBN 9780132202671 and ISBN 0132202670.