|A crackling look at the philosopher whose founding ideas were at once obscure and eerily prophetic.|
Douglas Coupland, raised in Winnipeg, was once a sculptor, but inaugurated his career as a writer with a nonfiction book proposal about his generation; the book turned into fiction (GENERATION X, published in 1991) and became a bestseller and a cult favorite. His succeeding novels have never reached its heights; his 1994 LIFE AFTER GOD was chosen as one of the year's worst books by People magazine. Coupland, however, remains a spokesman for the generation that came of age in the 1980s, though he has said, vehemently, "I speak for myself, not for a generation. I never have." Coupland collects meteorites and letters.