A representation of David Shields' Reality Hunger,
a manifesto about remixing, plagiarism, non-fiction,
reality, and the culture of appropriation.


James Frey

I mean, I knew I'd never be the football star or the student council president and, you know, once people started saying I was the bad kid, I was like, "All right, they think I'm the bad kid. I'll show them how bad I can be."

A - overture

B - memesis

C - books for people who find television too slow

D - trials by google

E - reality

F - memory

G - blur

H - now

I - the reality-based community

J - hip-hop

K - reality tv

L - collage

M - in praise of brevity

N - genre

O - contradiction

P - doubt

Q - thinking

R - autobio

S - persona

T - ds

U - alone

V - it is much more important to be oneself than anything else

W - risk

X - let me tell you what your book is about

Y - manifesto

Z - coda