Hello, I'm Special: How Individuality Became the New Conformity by Hal Niedzviecki
Reviewed by Gerry Donaghy
"In the opening chapters of Goethe's Wilhelm Meister's Years of Apprenticeship, the eponymous character is a young man enraptured by both the theater and his actress girlfriend Marianne, much to the consternation of his father, a respectable businessman. When Wilhelm finds what he believes to be evidence of Marianne's infidelity, he abandons his dreams of the theater, burns all of the plays he's written, and takes a position in his father's company. Later, while traveling to collect debts owed his father, he encounters a troupe of traveling actors, each one a colorful bohemian stereotype...." Read the entire Powells.com Review.