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TABLE Of Contents

PART I
Chapter 1: How Lost Almost Went Nowhere…………………………………..11
Chapter 2: All Lost Forums Are Not Created Equal……………………….19
Chapter 3: To Spoil or Not to Spoil?…………………………………………… 29
Chapter 4: What’s in the Box?…………………………………………………….39
Chapter 5: The Hatch That Roared………………………………………………47
Chapter 6: Who’s Flying the Plane?……………………………………………. 55
PART II
Chapter 7: From the Watercooler to the Ocean…………………………….63
Chapter 8: Breaking Down the Wall — One Fan’s Experience …….. 73
Chapter 9: The Lost Fan Parties…………………………………………………..83
Chapter 10: Living Lost……………………………………………………………….95
Chapter 11: Casting: Tales of Love and Hate………………………………. 103
Chapter 12: Shipper Wars ………………………………………………………… 111
Chapter 13: Don’t Tell Us What You Can’t Do! ……………………………121
PART III
Chapter 14: Building (and Breaking) the Fourth Wall ………………… 131
Chapter 15: Among the Lost……………………………………………………… 139
Chapter 16: Easter Eggsplosion…………………………………………………. 151
Chapter 17: A Long Time Ago, on an Island Far, Far Away…………. 159
Chapter 18: Attack of the Pods………………………………………………….. 165
Chapter 19: All Good Things . . . ……………………………………………….173
Chapter 20: Why Lost Is Important…………………………………………… 181
Appendix: Fandom Slang — A Dictionary 189

LOST Ate My Life is the story of a show, and a fandom, like no other – OURS!  Complete with input from LOST cast and crew, LOST Ate My Life delves into the mysteries of LOST’s universal appeal, the secrets of its beginnings, and chronicles the rise of an internet phenomenon so powerful it would shape network strategies, and hone the deft story-telling that has captured our imaginations.  Co-Written with Amy “Hijinx” Johnston of TheFuselage.com, LOST Ate My Life features a forward by LOST writer/producer Javier Grillo Marxuach, and features  interviews with Bryan Burk, Gregg Nations, Josh Holloway, Michael Emerson, Jorge Garcia, Damon & Carlton, Michael Ausiello,  and many others.

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What the media has to say about LOST Ate My Life

“Lost’s fans are at the forefront of a new kind of fandom: they are the beneficiaries of the mainstreaming of sci-fi, the Internet, and the rise of a new wave of Star Wars–generation showrunners who are not only web savvy but are also laml-covergenre fans themselves. These fans have an unprecedented amount of access — not only to behind-the-scenes information, but also to the creators of the shows themselves . . . and that’s ultimately what sets this book above the rest. It isn’t merely the hagiographic creation narrative of tv’s most heavily  documented series or a half-baked interpretation of the show’s secrets, but the story of how fans, bloggers, netizens, code-freaks, shippers, slashers and photoshop-manippers interact with a television series on the bold frontier of the new-media world . . . written by two authors who have, themselves, made the journey from fans to bloggers to something completely new and different.”

From “Foreward” By Javier Grillo Marxuach

“The best book about Lost I have ever read, mostly because it’s not so much about the show but about us, the fans. . . . I’ve read many a Lost book about theories, episode recaps, and the possible meaning of the mythology, but this book, all about the fans, climbed to the top of my list before I had even finished the first chapter.

– Review, About.com

“Lost, with its ensemble cast, labyrinthine plot, and frequent turns in direction was almost tailor made for the burgeoning blogging community. This intimate relationship between creators and fans, and its immediacy, is well documented and researched, almost lovingly so”

– Sacremento Book Review (4 stars)

Now there’s a book for the series unlike any other. Lost Ate My Life: The Inside Story of a Fandom Like No Other addresses how this serial drama found devotion and obsession in the escalating world of fans and bloggers.”

– TVGuide