Worst. Person. Ever.

By Douglas Coupland
(Blue Rider Press, Hardcover, 9780399168437, 301pp.)

Publication Date: April 3, 2014

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Raymond Gunt likes to think of himself as a pretty decent guy he believes in karma, and helping his fellow man, and all that other good stuff. Sure, he can be foulmouthed, occasionally misogynistic, and can just generally rub people the wrong way through no fault of his own So with all the positive energy he's creating, it's a little perplexing to consider the recent downward spiral his life has taken Could the universe be trying to tell him something?
A B-unit cameraman with no immediate employment prospects, Gunt decides to accept his ex-wife Fiona's offer to shoot a "Survivor-"style reality show on an obscure island in the Pacific. With his upwardly failing sidekick, Neal, in tow, Gunt somehow suffers multiple comas and unjust imprisonment, is forced to reenact the Angry Dance from the movie "Billy Elliot, "and finds himself at the center of a nuclear war among other tribulations and humiliations.
A razor-sharp portrait of a morally bankrupt, gleefully wicked modern man, "Worst. Person. Ever. "is a side-splittingly funny and gloriously filthy new novel from acclaimed author Douglas Coupland. A deeply unworthy book about a dreadful human being with absolutely no redeeming social value, it's guaranteed to brighten up your day.



About the Author
Douglas Coupland is the author of twelve novels, including Generation X and Microserfs, and several works of nonfiction, including Polaroids from the Dead. He lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.


NPR
Sunday, Jul 20, 2014

Author Douglas Coupland tells NPR's Arun Rath that he's not exactly sure how the lead character of his new novel entered his mind. (This story originally aired on Morning Edition on April 19, 2014.) More at NPR.org

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NPR
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014

Raymond Gunt is profane, rude, heartless and truly the Worst. Person. Ever. Author Douglas Coupland says he's not exactly sure how the character, with no redeeming qualities, came into his mind. More at NPR.org

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