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Enough About You by David Shields
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Enough About You by David Shields
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Jan 01, 2009 | ISBN 9781593762193

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“Shields makes it easy to identify with his confusions and screw-ups and ambivalences, but his insightfulness and careful consideration are his canny talent. Gladdeningly inclusive, like a hug from Walt Whitman: declarative and fraught and good.–Kirkus Reviews

“[A]n autobiography that complicates the process of autobiographical writing at every turn. If consciousness is irrevocably fragmented, Shields is pretty good at putting the pieces back together.”–Elaine Blair, Newsday

Enough About You attempts to move beyond those self-created mythologies we save for first dates and talk show appearances. David Shields uses gimmicks and sidelong glances to catch the truth with its pants down.”–Joy Press, Village Voice

“Works because of the writer’s fearless honesty . . . . Shields ditches the outside subject matter to confront his narcissism head-on, a particularly potent them in these self-absorbed times.”–J. Peder Zane, Raleigh News & Observer

“Based on two puckish tenets: ‘What I ultimately believe in is talking about everything until you’re blue in the face’ and ‘If I’m not writing it down, experience doesn’t really register.’ Shields’s apologia for the genre is also a work of literary criticism.”–Dana Goodyear, The New Yorker

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