February 13, 2019 7:30 pm
Prospect Lefferts Gardens Nonfiction Book Group discusses Captive Audience: On Love and Reality TV
Led by PLG store manager Geo, our nonfiction book group in Prospect Lefferts Gardens reads and discusses the most fascinating topics in nonfiction, both classic and contemporary, with seasonal themes covering a variety of genres. For February, the book group discusses Captive Audience: On Love and Reality TV by Lucas Mann. 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.
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