A few days back, my wife and I watched the John Cusack movie "High Fidelity." Classic movie for any music lover for many reasons -- not the least of which is that it unleashed hilarious Jack Black to the world.
Is self-loathing -- or at least stark, scathing self-criticism -- a required personality trait for novelists? Well, it's certainly a useful tool for probing the depths of human possibility. Here are ten examples of bestselling novels whose characters struggle with low self-esteem.
Co-written with novelist Nick Hornby, "A Working Day" is Ben Folds' commentary on popularity and hipness that skewers its topic while calling out the internet, blogs, and other social media in the process.