“Authenticity is like authority or charisma: If you have to tell people you have it, then you probably don’t.”

–Andrew Potter

“Whenever you find something described as authentic, you know that you are already in the realm of fake authenticity,” says Andrew Potter in his recent book “The Authenticity Hoax.” It’s not unlike the “right stuff” Tom Wolfe described: No fighter pilot who had that elusive quality would ever think to say so.


See article at: WSJ 28Jan11 — ‘Fake Authenticity’ for Sale