Endlessly surprising and entertaining, Humiliation is an essay-in-fragments unlike any other you will read on the human condition. With a disarming blend of personal reflection and cultural commentary, Wayne Koestenbaum walks us – at times cajoles us – through a spectrum of mortifications, in history, current events, literature, art, music, film, and in his own life. The book’s timing, the New York Times tells us, “is flawless.”Read more
The funniest, smartest, most heart breaking yet powerful book I've read in a long time
Humiliation runs like a rash over the body of all Wayne Koestenbaum's work; here, he directly addresses the feeling, and the result is one of my favorite recent books: psychologically astute, verbally pyrotechnic, bottomlessly provocative, surprisingly funny, and immensely sad. An extraordinary meditation on nothing less than - I don't know how else to say it - the human condition
Wayne Koestenbaum is Agony Uncle to your humiliating experiences in these short films dubbed 'the mother of all book trailers'
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