David Shields and Caleb Powell at University Book Store

UW alum Caleb Powell always wanted to become an artist, but he overcommitted to life. His former UW professor and bestselling novelist David Shields always wanted to become a human being, but he overcommitted to art. In their impassioned, funny, and probing new book, I Think You Are Totally Wrong, they recount the collision of their different lives and perspectives over the course of a weekend-long debate about meaning, value, and success in life and art.