I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel, David Shields
  • List: $15.99  |  Sale: $11.20
    Club: $7.99
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel

Author: David Shields

Narrator: Jonathan Todd Ross

Unabridged: 5 hr 43 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Recorded Books

Published: 01/06/2015

Genre: Literary Criticism - Books & Reading

Synopsis

A debate, nearly to the death, about life and art, cocktails included. And a soon-to-be major motion picture from James Franco! Caleb Powell always wanted to become an artist, but he overcommitted to life (he' s a stay-at-home dad to three young girls), whereas his former professor David Shields always wanted to become a human being, but he has overcommitted to art. Shields and Powell spend four days together in a cabin in the Cascade Mountains, playing chess, shooting hoops, hiking to lakes and an abandoned mine; they rewatch My Dinner with AndrE, Sideways, and The Trip, relax in a hot tub, and talk about everything they can think of in the name of exploring and debating their central question: life and/or art. The relationship-- and the balance of power-- between Shields and Powell is in constant flux, as two egos try to undermine each other, two personalities overlap and collapse. This book seeks to demolish the Q&A format; it also seeks to confound, as much as possible, the divisions between " reality" and " fiction," between " life" and " art." There are no teachers or students, no interviewers or interviewees, no masters in the universe, only a chasm of uncertainty. Narrators: Jonathan Todd Ross, Luis Moreno

Recommended

The Partly Cloudy Patriot, Sarah Vowell
The Partly Cloudy Patriot
by Sarah Vowell

List: $15.95

Sale: $11.16

Club: $7.97

Narrator: Conan O'Brien
Published: 10/01/2003

Dead White Guys A Father, His Daughter, and the Great Books of the Western World, Matt Burriesci
Dead White Guys
by Matt Burriesci

List: $13.95

Sale: $9.77

Club: $6.97

Narrator: Lloyd James
Published: 05/12/2015

How to Read Literature Like a Professor A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines, Thomas C. Foster
How to Read Literature Like a Profess...
by Thomas C. Foster

List: $26.99

Sale: $18.89

Club: $13.49

Narrator: David de Vries
Published: 12/11/2012

Mythology, Edith Hamilton
Mythology
by Edith Hamilton

List: $19.98

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Suzanne Toren
Published: 04/30/2013

The Art of Memoir, Mary Karr
The Art of Memoir
by Mary Karr

List: $20.99

Sale: $14.70

Club: $10.49

Narrator: Mary Karr
Published: 09/15/2015

Of Mice and Men, Susan Van Kirk, M.Ed.
Of Mice and Men
by Susan Van Kirk, M.Ed.

List: $9.99

Sale: $7.00

Club: $4.99

Narrator: Nick Podehl
Published: 03/16/2011

The Storytelling Animal How Stories Make Us Human, Jonathan Gottschall
The Storytelling Animal
by Jonathan Gottschall

List: $13.99

Sale: $9.80

Club: $6.99

Narrator: Kris Koscheski
Published: 09/24/2012

So We Read On How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures, Maureen Corrigan
So We Read On
by Maureen Corrigan

List: $25.98

Sale: $18.19

Club: $12.99

Narrator: Maureen Corrigan
Published: 09/09/2014

Ex Libris 100+ Books to Read and Reread, Michiko Kakutani
Ex Libris
by Michiko Kakutani

List: $17.50

Sale: $12.25

Club: $8.75

Narrator: Tavia Gilbert
Published: 10/20/2020
{"id":"738791","ean":"9781490627755","abr":"Unabridged","title":"I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel","subtitle":"A Quarrel","author":"David Shields","rating_average":"0","narrator":"Jonathan Todd Ross","ubr_id":"738791","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"15.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"9.59","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Jonathan Todd Ross","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 5 hr 40 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}