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Douglas Coupland's latest endeavor: 'Worst. Person. Ever.'

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Canadian writer Douglas Coupland made a name for himself back in 1991 with the international bestseller "Generation X. "The novel told the story of the slacker generation, disenfranchised young adults clad in plaid, listening to angry grunge music. Since then, Coupland has written a dozen more novels, seven non-fiction books and several screenplays. 

His latest endeavor is called "Worst. Person. Ever." It tells the story of a horrible, foul-mouthed British cameraman named Raymond Gunt, who is in need of money so he takes a gig working for an American reality show set on a remote island. Allergic encounters with macadamia nuts, nuclear explosions and hilarity ensue. Douglas Coupland joins us to explain.