Why do we play the lottery when we know we’ll lose? How does what we laugh at tell us who we are? What happens when, through some misstep or mishap, we lose ourselves and become Jane or John Doe?
Eric LeMay explores these and other questions in fifteen innovative essays that explore the rich selves we inhabit, inherent, and sometimes invent. With humor and with reverence, In Praise of Nothing beholds what Wallace Stevens has called the “nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.”
The book is available in three versions: