Against Everything is a thought-provoking study and essential guide to the vicissitudes of everyday life under twenty-first-century
capitalism. Mark Greif is one of the most exciting writers of his generation. In this invigorating collection, he challenges
us to rethink the ordinary world and take life seriously - in short, to stay honest in dishonest times. In a series of coruscating
set pieces he asks why we put ourselves through the pains of exercise, what our concerns about diet or sex does for our fundamental
worth, what political identity the hipster might possess, and what happens to us when we listen to Radiohead or hip-hop. Counter-intuitive
and revelatory in his insights, Greif revels in the contradictions arising between our desires and the excuses we make to
console ourselves. His work demands we have the courage to be 'against everything', to change our vantage on everyday life,
find it wanting and demand something better.