“I have been reading and marveling over Shields’s books for some time. Sartre posed the conundrum of not being able to experience life and write about it at the same time. Shields comes closer to solving that problem than anyone around. He is trying to get to a form of creative expression that is uncorrupted by art and therefore he is epochs ahead of everyone else.” Lee Siegel, author of Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob