David
Shields
writer

An intellectually thrilling and emotionally wrenching investigation of otherness: the need for one person to understand another person completely, the impossibility of any such absolute knowing, and the erotics of this separation.

Other People: Takes & Mistakes aims to do nothing less than change how people think about the act of reading; in my case, it has already succeeded, beyond all measure.”  — Annie Dillard

“Nobody writes about the contradictions of American culture with more insight than David Shields.”   — Gerald Graff

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“The persistent bite-size introspections help the reader appreciate how well Shields can look at others.”  — Publishers Weekly

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