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ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Attend this rare L.A. appearance by Canadian novelist and visual artist Douglas Coupland as he discusses his new novel, Worst. Person. Ever., with author and veteran interviewer Neil Strauss.
Coupland is known for work that synthesizes high and low culture and that examines how modern technology impacts human existence. He first rose to fame with his debut novel, the 1991 bestseller Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, which helped to popularize terms like “Generation X” and “McJob.”
This latest novel is a hilariously funny satire that chronicles the adventures of an inexplicably likeable antihero.
Coupland has published thirteen novels, a collection of short stories, seven nonfiction books, and a number of dramatic works and screenplays for film and television. Strauss is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and the author of The Game and Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead: Journeys into Fame and Madness.
A Q&A and book signing follow the program.
“Coupland’s eye for the strange, mesmerising wonder of modernity is being put, more than ever, to extremely dark use here. The fact that it is all so demented—and so frequently, belly-achingly hilarious—only makes that darkness all the more impressive.”—The Sunday Times
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