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Captive audience : on love and reality TV / Lucas Mann.

Mann, Lucas, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525435549
  • ISBN: 0525435549
  • Physical Description: 258 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018.

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General Note:
"A Vintage Books original"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"An intimate portrait of a marriage intertwined with a meditation on reality TV that reveals surprising connections and the meaning of an authentic life"-- Provided by publisher.
"In Lucas Mann's trademark vein-fiercely intelligent, self-deprecating, brilliantly observed, idiosyncratic, personal, funny, and infuriating--Captive Audience is an appreciation of reality television wrapped inside a love letter to his wife, with whom he shares the guilty pleasure of watching "real" people bare their souls in search of celebrity. Captive Audience resides at the intersection of popular culture with the personal; the exhibitionist impulse, with the schadenfreude of the vicarious, and in confronting some of our most suspect impulses achieves a heightened sense of what it means to live an authentic life and what it means to love a person."--Publisher's description.
Subject: Mann, Lucas > Marriage.
Reality television programs > Psychological aspects.
Television viewers > Attitudes.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS > Marriage & Long-Term Relationships.
PERFORMING ARTS > Television > History & Criticism.
Television viewers > Attitudes.
Television viewers.
Reality television programs.