Coupland's serfs make an idiomatic institution out of "not having a life" by voluntarily "denarrating" themselves.
Annmarie O'Connor is a 29-year old writer. Originally from Long Island, New York and formally living in both Italy and Ireland, she now lives in London where she writes part-time and works full-time in film publishing. She completed her Master Thesis on the works of Douglas Coupland and holds an avid interest in postmodern theories about memory and identity in contemporary culture. Her poetry has been featured in Mslexia, Lexikon, Voyage, Snakeskin, The Gentle Reader, Purr and Scriobh and has gained her two concurrent nominations as International Poet of Merit. She contributes to ELLE, The Irish Independent, The Dubliner and The Greenwich VIllage Gazette.