From the back cover:
"how do we relate our real lives to the images of 'real' lives we get from the media? Why do we continue to marry? How can we consider sexuality as sacred in a world where our passion can get used up before we are 25? Are we on the verge of radical global transformation? If so, what positive or negative elements of history will repeat? In what way might the world of the future progress?
In Shadow Dancing, award winning LA columnist Michael Ventura makes unique, thought provoking speculations on the past, present, and future of modern culture, asking the big questions that connect us to everything we are about, from the football games that drug us, to the way we fight with our lovers, and how it all relates to God, sex, rock and roll, and the state of the union;
'America is form opposed to content......'"