NO BODY HATES TRUMP
MORE THAN TRUMP
FRIDAY ~ OCTOBER 26TH
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DAVID SHIELDS will be in-store this Friday to discuss his newest book with Matthew Specktor.
"I wasn’t going to read it because I’m so tired of anti-Trump shit, but I love the book, agree with everything Shields nails about this moment. It’s the best summation of Trump I’ve come across.”—Bret Easton Ellis
ABOUT THE BOOK:
NOBODY HATES TRUMP MORE THAN TRUMP: AN INTERVENTION is at once a psychological investigation of Trump, a philosophical meditation on the relationship between language and power, a satirical compilation of the "collected wit and wisdom of Donald Trump," and above all a dagger into the rhetoric of American political discourse—a dissection of the politesse that gave rise to and sustains Trump. The book is organized into six chapters and 60 subsections and gets increasingly harrowing in its focus, moving from childhood to sex to media to virtue-signaling to chaos theory to “apocalypse always.” The book’s central thesis is that we have met the enemy and he is us.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
David Shields is the internationally bestselling author of twenty-two books, including REALITY HUNGER (named one of the best books of 2010 by more than thirty publications), THE THING ABOUT LIFE IS THAT ONE DAY YOU’LL BE DEAD (New York Times bestseller), BLACK PLANET (finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award), and OTHER PEOPLE: TAKES & MISTAKES (NYTBR Editors’ Choice). The film adaptation of I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel was released by First Pond Entertainment in 2017. THE TROUBLE WITH MEN: REFLECTIONS ON SEX, LOVE, MARRIAGE, PORN, AND POWER is forthcoming in 2019. A recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships and a senior contributing editor of Conjunctions, Shields has published essays and stories in the New York Times Magazine, Harper's, Esquire, Yale Review, Salon, Slate, McSweeney's, and Believer. His work has been translated into two dozen languages.