"Captive Audience"


Author of "Captive Audience" Lucas Mann shares about his new book.

He has a book event tonight:

  • Lucas Mann in Conversation With Elena Passarello
  • Monday, June 4 @ 7:30 PM
  • Powell's City of Books
  • 1005 W Burnside St.
  • Portland, OR

About the book:

In Lucas Mann’s trademark vein – fiercely intelligent, self-deprecating, brilliantly observed, idiosyncratic, personal, funny, and infuriating – Captive Audience (Vintage) 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, it achieves a heightened sense of what it means to live an authentic life and what it means to love a person. Mann will be joined in conversation by Elena Passarello, author of Animals Strike Curious Poses.