David Shields is the internationally bestselling author of twenty-two books, including Reality Hunger (named one of the best books of 2010 by more than thirty publications), The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead (New York Times bestseller), Black Planet (finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award), and Other People: Takes & Mistakes (NYTBR Editors’ Choice). The film adaptation of I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel was released by First Pond Entertainment in 2017; forthcoming in 2019 are two documentary films that Shields wrote and directed: Lynch: A History and Burning Down the Louvre. Nobody Hates Trump More Than Trump: An Intervention has just been published (September 2018); The Trouble With Men: Reflections on Sex, Love, Marriage, Porn, and Power is forthcoming in February 2019. A recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships and a senior contributing editor of Conjunctions, Shields has published essays and stories in the New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, Esquire, Yale Review, Salon, Slate, McSweeney’s, and Believer. His work has been translated into two dozen languages.
You’ve come so far. You’ll go far. Remind yourself you don’t need to know the answer right now. Others don’t have to understand right now. Everything is being worked out.Jacqueline Whitney