“Cast back to the fall of Rome: a political dynasty pillages the economy, enslaves the common folks, and plays "war" with real soldiers. Don't times like these, Cintra Wilson hilariously asks, demand a leader like Caligula for President?” ―Vanity Fair
“Cintra Wilson [is] the thinking woman's David Foster Wallace.” ―New York Times Book Review
“The Dorothy Parker of the Cyber Age.” ―San Francisco Chronicle
“Wilson cranks out the zingers.” ―People
“Hilarious.” ―Harper's Bazaar
“A blazing satirist.” ―Booklist
About the Author
Cintra Wilson is the author of the acclaimed novel Colors Insulting to Nature. She is also a pop culture pundit whose column for Salon.com and collection of essays, A Massive Swelling: Celebrity Re-Examined as a Grotesque Crippling Disease, have garnered her a cult following. An award-winning playwright and screenwriter, she has seen her work produced by Tim Robbins's Actor's Gang theater company in Los Angeles, Naked Angels in New York, and MTV, where her creation Winter Steele was a long-running segment of Liquid Television. She lives in New York City.