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Gary Shteyngart Is Done Blurbing

Writer Gary Shteyngart announced his retirement from his career as a blurb-machine in an open letter on The New Yorker‘s website today.

“It is with deep sadness that I announce that the volume of requests has exceeded my abilities, and I will be throwing my ‘blurbing pen’ into the Hudson River during a future ceremony, time and place to be determined,” the prolific blurber and author wrote. 351 more words

Trying to talk to you--communication in a Super Sad True Love Story

I’ll start by saying: all art is in one way or another about communication. When honestly done, this makes art one of the most special things we as human beings achieve. 601 more words

Science And Humanities

Little Failure

Little Failure

By Gary Shteyngart

“Finally, on a soupy summer day, a young woman walking ahead of me lowers her shorts so that the curve of her posterior is visible. 481 more words

Gary Shteyngart

Short Stories: The Best (And Least) of THE BEST AMERICAN NONREQUIRED READING 2011.

Every year The Best American Series publishes a group of books anthologizing short fiction in every form of genre. While delving into the year’s best short fiction or short mysteries is always a treat, … 586 more words

Book Review

Balaton Memories

Growing up in the U.S., your idea of a beach vacation may have been sunny Florida or something more modest like The Jersey Shore. In communist Hungary, the only place to go was “Balaton.” It’s a lake, but no ordinary one as far as Hungarians, or the hundreds of thousands of East Germans who also vacationed there, were concerned. 1,421 more words

REVIEW | Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart

title:  Little Failure: A Memoir 
by: Gary Shteyngart
genre: memoir
pages: 349
published: 2014
source: I received an advanced reader’s copy via LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review… 568 more words

Book Reviews

Shteyngart Penning 'International Thriller'

Random House has announced a fourth book from bestselling author Gary Shteyngart, according to the New York Times. Currently titled Hotel Solitaire with a 2017 pub date, the novel is described by Shteyngart as, “…a family drama set in the high-stakes world of global finance, moving from upstate New York to Shanghai, Mumbai, Dubai… It’s about how power is disseminated in the world today and what happens when a spreadsheet jockey trades in her Excel for a Glock 22.” 100 more words