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About the Author

Douglas Coupland was born December 30, 1961 on a Canadian military base in Baden-Soellingen, Germany. He graduated from Sentinel Secondary School in West Vancouver in 1979 and went on to McGill University. He was unhappy there and went on to Emily Carr College of Art and Design. He has said that mostrar mais these were the best four years of his life. He graduated in 1984 with a focus on sculpture and moved on to study at the European Design Institute in Milan. He also completed a two-year course in Japanese business science in Hawaii in 1986.He soon began writing for magazines as a means of paying the bills. He soon started work on his first novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture which was published in 1991. His second novel Shampoo Planet focused on the generation after Generation X and was published in 1992. This generation was termed "Global Teens". His career has consisted of writing, sculpting, and editing and he also hosted The Search for Generation X, a PBS documentary, 1991. Douglas Coupland has also worked on a magazine called Wired . He wrote a short story about the life of the employees of Mocrosoft Corporation. This short story provided inspiration for his novel Microserfs. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Douglas Coupland

Microserfs (1995) 4,909 exemplares
Girlfriend in a Coma (1998) 3,220 exemplares
JPod (2006) 3,196 exemplares
Hey Nostradamus! (2003) 2,797 exemplares
All Families are Psychotic (2001) 2,610 exemplares
Life After God (1994) 2,417 exemplares
Shampoo Planet (1992) 2,250 exemplares
Eleanor Rigby (2004) 2,032 exemplares
Miss Wyoming (2000) 1,875 exemplares
The Gum Thief (2007) 1,554 exemplares
Polaroids from the Dead (1996) 957 exemplares
Generation A (2009) 928 exemplares
Worst. Person. Ever. (2013) 344 exemplares
Souvenir of Canada (2002) 319 exemplares
Bit Rot (2016) 140 exemplares
Souvenir of Canada 2 (2002) 133 exemplares
Terry (2005) 86 exemplares
Fred Herzog: Photographs (2011) 41 exemplares
School Spirit (2002) 27 exemplares
God Hates Japan (2001) 20 exemplares
Duane Hanson (2015) 4 exemplares
The Gum Thief / Glove Pond (2007) 3 exemplares
Survivor 1 exemplar
Super City 1 exemplar
כוכב הלכת שמפו (1996) 1 exemplar
Komadaki Sevgilim 1 exemplar

Associated Works

McSweeney's Issue 12: Unpublished, Unknown, and/or Unbelievable (2003) — Contribuidor — 282 exemplares
Four Letter Word: New Love Letters (2007) — Contribuidor — 134 exemplares
Disco 2000 (1998) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
Darwin's Bastards: Astounding Tales from Tomorrow (2010) — Contribuidor — 92 exemplares
Slacker: A Screenplay (1992) — Prefácio — 85 exemplares
Granta 141: Canada (2017) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Paddle Against the Flow: Lessons on Life from Doers, Creators, and Cultural Rebels (2015) — Prefácio, algumas edições33 exemplares
Solo: Writers on Pilgrimage (2004) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
States (2005) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Prachtig weer verhalen (1994) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares

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The only thing I remember about this book, nine years on, was that one of the characters built a "hug machine" based on Temple Grandin's design and all the programmers were into it. (Which is... not even that clever or interesting an idea, tbh.) A hug machine sounded pretty appealing to me, though, as did a career in software development.
 
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caedocyon | 107 outras críticas | Feb 23, 2024 |
Crazy but relatable. Glorious pop culture fest for nerds.
 
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jd7h | 107 outras críticas | Feb 18, 2024 |
I've really enjoyed some of Coupland's books. But I actively disliked every.single.character. In this one, and disliked the literary device of switching between the different POV's.
 
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jilldugaw | 28 outras críticas | Jan 27, 2024 |
I remember liking this a lot when I read it back when it was new.
 
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hmonkeyreads | 63 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2024 |

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Obras
43
Also by
12
Membros
36,729
Popularidade
#498
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
624
ISBN
471
Línguas
26
Marcado como favorito
254

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