“My advice is to leave, Doug. Just go. Go home and tell yourself that everything is wrong and that no one likes you. Make yourself feel a little better. Tell yourself that your podcast sucks and that life sucks and that you won’t ever be successful. Go ahead. I know that’s what helps you sleep at night.”
Doug Davidson has an anxiety problem. A risk-averse 26-year-old virgin with a growing waistline and a shrinking social circle, Doug spends his days working on his movie podcast, The Devil Doug Guide to Horror, and neurotically checking Twitter to bolster his self-worth. His world changes completely when he meets Bueno Amore, a carefree new employee at his job. Bueno enlists Doug in his film project, a documentary intended to capture people’s authentic emotions, and his assertive personality draws Doug into a world of sex and violence that threatens to take away everything he holds dear.
Attention Deficit is a comedic look at online culture, filmmaking, and the issues faced by the millennial generation. Van Wright’s debut novel takes a lighthearted look at modern relationships, helicopter parenting, and what happens when people who live their lives online make contact with the real world.
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