Books You Think That's Bad by Jim Shepard Hardcover, 225 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $24.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleYou Think That's BadAuthorJim Shepard Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary A volume of short tales by the National Book Award-finalist author of Like You'd Understand, Anyway features such protagonists as the inventor of the Godzilla epics and an operative who discloses his wife's secrets when he cannot share his own. Genres: Fiction Also by Jim Shepard You've Got to Read This The Book of Aron Nosferatu Project X Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about You Think That's Bad The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books 'You Think That's Bad': Fiction Of The Unfamiliar Fresh Air June 20, 2011 Jim Shepard writes what he knows, but he also likes to write what he doesn't know. "I think literature is, in some ways, about the exercise of the empathetic imagination," Shepard says. "I'm always interested in stretching that capacity." You Think That's Bad is his latest collection of short stories. 'You Think That's Bad': Fiction Of The Unfamiliar Listen · 31:53 31:53 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137151021/137245558" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books 'You Think That's Bad': Delving Into Disaster, In Prose March 23, 2011 These days, news of disaster seems to stream in relentlessly — and Jim Shepard's well-timed You Think That's Bad dives deeper into stories of catastrophes and lost control. Shepard's fearless, exquisite writing illuminates truths about the pain of experiencing disaster.