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76 pages

Query weaves together Reddit threads in which people ask questions about how realistic television shows are:

Is “House of Cards” becoming reality? How true to life is the ‘constantly cheating on your spouse’ aspect of “Mad Men”? Is “Big Love” an accurate depiction of Utah culture and lifestyle (minus the polygamy)? My dad says “The Office” isn’t realistic…is it? To all “Breaking Bad” fans who have actually cooked meth or know someone who has …

Query tracks this seemingly endless search for truth in fiction. Exploring everything from the attempt to understand one’s own identity through televised representations to how accurately a certain vocation is depicted, the book generates one long search for reality and self-identification in some of the most unlikely fictions.