two women looking shocked and disgusted in a movie theater

Monsters: A Fan's Dilemma

by Claire Dederer Author

How do you feel when a book, movie, or work of art you love is indelibly stained by the disturbing behavior and character of its creator? And what do you think, say, and do? Claire Dederer thinks it through brilliantly and brings us along for the ride. Unsettling and compassionate, clear minded while acknowledging confusion, this is a book you won't be able to put down or stop thinking about. If Little House on the Prairie and Harry Potter shaped your young life only to be deeply disillusioned later, if you've ever loved a Woody Allen movie, vibed to Wagner, idolized Picasso, been thrown off balance by Virginia Woolf's anti-semitism, or found your favorite comedian or pundit being canceled, or thought "well it was just a more ignorant time" but then wondered if that was true... this book is for you.