I worked with David Shields on a book about baseball 15 years ago while running TNI Books. While we'd not been in touch, I recently listened to a fucking fantastic interview with David on the Bret Easton Ellis podcast which prompted me to reach out and ask for some book suggestions in light of some of what they were discussing. He sent me several interesting stuff orbiting outside of the traditional novel. This is a tiny book. I read the whole thing in a sitting of 30 mins or so, and it was time well spent.