Something that may shock and discredit you /

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Author / Creator:Lavery, Daniel M., author.
Uniform title:Essays. Selections
Edition:First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Imprint:New York : Atria Books, 2020.
©2020
Description:xiii, 238 pages ; 22 cm
Language:English
Subject:Popular culture -- Humor.
American essays.
American essays.
Popular culture.
Essays.
Humor.
Essays.
Humor.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12037748
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ISBN:9781982105211
1982105216
Summary:"Daniel Mallory Ortberg is known for blending genres, forms, and sources to develop fascinating new hybrids--from lyric rants to horror recipes to pornographic scripture. In his most personal work to date, he turns his attention to the essay, offering vigorous and laugh-out-loud funny accounts of both popular and highbrow culture while mixing in meditations on gender transition, family dynamics, and the many meanings of faith. From a thoughtful analysis of the beauty of William Shatner to a sinister reimagining of HGTV's House Hunters, and featuring figures as varied as Anne of Green Gables, Columbo, Nora Ephron, Apollo, and the cast of Mean Girls, Something That May Shock and Discredit You is a hilarious and emotionally exhilarating compendium that combines personal history with cultural history to make you see yourself and those around you entirely anew. It further establishes Ortberg as one of the most innovative and engaging voices of his generation--and it may just change the way you think about Lord Byron forever."--Amazon.com.