Monday, March 8, 2010

"Just Sayin'"

Just noticed, though this is probably less than shocking, that the sources list in the back of David Shields' Reality Hunger, being 618 sources (in the most recent galley I have) includes only 50 (on my count--a little rough, I admit) quotes from women. It includes 21 quotes from John D'Agata. I'm not sure what to make of this. Anyone?


  1. That makes sense though, since women comprise only 9 percent of our population and John D'Agata comprises nearly 4 percent himself.