Couth Buzzard Books hosts UW professor David Shields and his former student Caleb Powell in a rematch over their new book and upcoming Hollywood film, “I Think You Are Totally Wrong: A Quarrel.” The fun begins at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday) at 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.
Here’s an excerpt from Huffington Post:
This core is a (faux) battle between the art-obsessed Shields — so fixated on his next book that he’s forgotten to live — and Powell, in the opposite corner — full of travel and perspective, but a so-far-unsuccessful writer. They inhabit these positions the way red or blue states express monolithic political ideology, but it’s a useful and delightful conceit. Shields can free himself from a semi-mid-career existential crisis and Powell can push back against a former teacher whose values are so effete and disconnected from life as to be almost irresponsibly thin air.
Actor/Director James Franco directed a film about the book, starring Shields and Powell, to be released this spring.