Reality Hunger questions every assumption we ever made about art, the novel, journalism, poetry, film, TV, rap, stand-up, graffiti, sampling, plagiarism, writing, and reading. In seeking to tear up the old culture in search of something new and more authentic, it is the most vital book of the new century.
David Shields is the author of nine previous books, including the New York Times bestseller The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead and Black Planet, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His work has been translated into a dozen languages. www.davidshields.com