I wasnt sure what to expect when i picked up lucas manns captive audience on love and reality tv as i like to convince myself that i am above the trappings of reality tv a denial that is in itself a performative move to be seen as a particular character and that mann reveals is the narrative desire that drives reality tv and our own . An intimate portrait of a marriage intertwined with a meditation on reality tv that reveals surprising connections and the meaning of an authentic life a vintage originalin lucas manns trademark vein fiercely intelligent self deprecating brilliantly observed idiosyncratic personal funny and infuriating captive audience is an appreciation of reality television wrapped inside a love . The millions captive audience tracks your relationship with your wife and reality tv over the course of numerous years how did you know this was going to be a book lucas mann i didnt there was a vague idea in mind about writing a book about watching reality tv. Its easy to dismiss reality tv as another example of consumerism fueled by vanity but as a writer lucas mann balances an unflinching self examination with deep empathy for his subjects he demonstrates this particularly well in his latest book captive audience on love and reality tv an incisive exploration of marital intimacy spectating as a national pastime and. Captive audience on love and reality tv by lucas mann has an overall rating of rave based on 5 book reviews captive audience on love and reality tv by lucas mann has an overall rating of rave based on 5 book reviews
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