David Shields with Ross Reynolds

Independently published late in 2018, Seattle writer and University of Washington professor David Shields’s new book is one of the more novel takes on the president who has been upon us for nearly two whole years now. Nobody Hates Trump More Than Trump (Thought Catalog) is David Shields’s novel take on all of this—though it is not a novel.

"There's no other Trump book like this. No other book approaches the man and the situation in quite this way: the problem isn't out there; it's in us. Because it's a book for those who have a bit of trouble with the left and a ton of trouble with the right, it deserves a wide readership. I love the artfully and skillfully prismatic way it gets at the man and our collective arrival here. Shields starts with the specifics of Trump, then widens his lens, then narrows in again and again. It's almost a biography, almost a mystery, a kind of investigation, an opinion, piece, a speculation, an intervention." —Whitney Otto.

"Shields's most 'accessible' book and probably his best. Impossible to put down--a polyphonic bricolage that is both absolutely of this moment and deserving of a burial in a time capsule to be opened at another age. The clinical depression of our current historical circumstances is never absent from these pages, but while reading them, one does so with exultation at seeing Trump and his era so exactly skewered." —Jonathan Raban.

David Shields will be interviewed by KUOW's Ross Reynolds.

Date: 
Monday, January 7, 2019 - 7:00pm
Location: 
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
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