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    DescriptionWhat does it mean to construct a self? What does it mean to turn your life into a narrative? What's gained? What's lost? What lies inevitably get told? What deeper truths are reached or at least reached for? Enough About You has no answers to these questions, but it frames and asks these questions in a much more overt, honest, precise, and provocative way than any book has attempted yet, and tries to do so while also delivering the pleasures of narrative, of memoir, of search-for-self. With moving and often hilarious candor, Shields explores the connections between fiction and nonfiction, stuttering and writing, literary forms and literary contents, art and life; he confronts bad reviews of his earlier books; he examines why he read a college girlfriend's journal; he raids a wide range of cultural figures (from Rousseau, Nabokov, and Salinger to Bill Murray, Adam Sandler, and Bobby Knight) for what they have to tell him about himself. Enough About You is a book about David Shields. But it is also a terrifically engrossing exploration and exploitation of self-reflection, self-absorption, full-blown narcissism, and the impulse to write about oneself. In a world awash with memoirs and tell-alls, Shields has created something unique: he invites the reader into his mind as he turns his life into a narrative.


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    Title
    Enough About You
    Subtitle
    Notes Toward the New Autobiography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Shields, Foreword by Ross McElwee
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 199 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781593762193
    ISBN 10: 1593762194
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25710
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5
    B&T General Subject: 170
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    BIC subject category V2: BGL
    DC22: 813/.54, 818.5409
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3569.H4834 Z466 2009
    Thema V1.0: DNBL
    Edition statement
    1st Trade edition
    Publisher
    COUNTERPOINT
    Imprint name
    SOFT SKULL PRESS
    Publication date
    05 February 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Berkeley
    Review quote
    "Enough About You exudes a razor-edged, sad-sack sensibility that's hard to resist--like Jerry Seinfeld crossed with Lydia Davis or Maurice Blanchot." -- Joy Press