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The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead

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Mesmerized and somewhat unnerved by his 97-year-old father's vitality and optimism, David Shields undertakes an original investigation of our flesh-and-blood existence, our mortal being.Weaving together personal anecdote, biological fact, philosophical doubt,…
Reality Hunger: A Manifesto
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|February 8, 2011

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A landmark book, “brilliant, thoughtful” ( The Atlantic ) and “raw and gorgeous” ( LA Times ), that fast-forwards the discussion of the central artistic issues of our time, from the bestselling author of  The Thing About Life Is…
From Prototype To Efficient Implementation: A Case Study Using Setl And C

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Other People: Takes & Mistakes
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|February 21, 2017

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An intellectually thrilling and emotionally wrenching investigation of otherness: the need for one person to understand another person completely, the impossibility of any such absolute knowing, and the erotics of this separation. Can one person know another…
War Is Beautiful: The New York Times Pictorial Guide To The Glamour Of Armed Conflict*

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* (in which the author explains why he no longer reads  The New York Times ) Bestselling author David Shields analyzed over a decade’s worth of front-page war photographs from The New York Times  and came to a shocking conclusion: the…
Flip-side: Real And Imaginary Conversations With Lana Del Rey
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|This title releases April 10, 2018

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Flip-Side: Real and Imaginary Conversations with Lana Del Rey is a work of collaboration between bestselling author David Shields and polymath actor/director/author/artist James Franco. The project originated as the rough draft of a book Franco wrote about and…
I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel
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|September 1, 2015

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Caleb Powell always wanted to become an artist, but he overcommitted to life; his former professor David Shields always wanted to become a human being, but he overcommitted to art. The stay-at-home dad (three young girls) and the workaholic writer (eighteen…
Other People: Takes & Mistakes
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|This title releases January 16, 2018

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An intellectually thrilling and emotionally wrenching investigation of otherness: the need for one person to understand another person completely, the impossibility of any such absolute knowing, and the erotics of this separation. Can one person know another…
Body Politic: The Great American Sports Machine

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In Body Politic , David Shields looks at contemporary America and its mythology through the lens of professional and college sports. The result is an unusually insightful and provocative book about an empire in denial. Shields relentlessly examines the way we…
Black Planet: Facing Race During An Nba Season
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|December 1, 2006

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The National Basketball Association is a place where white fans and black players enact virtually every racial issue and tension in U.S. culture. Following the Seattle SuperSonics for an entire season, David Shields explores how, in a predominantly black sport,…
Salinger
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|September 9, 2014

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An instant New York Times bestseller, this “explosive biography” ( People ) of one of the most beloved and mysterious figures of the twentieth century is “as close as we’ll ever get to being inside J.D. Salinger’s head” (…
How Literature Saved My Life
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|November 5, 2013

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Blending confessional criticism and cultural autobiography, David Shields explores the power of literature to make life survivable, maybe even endurable. Evoking his deeply divided personality, his character flaws, his woes, his serious despair, he…