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Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart

“We walked in silence, as I sniffed the sharp, fruity facial creams that Eunice wore to fight off age, mixed in with just a hint of something alive and corporeal. 136 more words


Books and New Media: Super Sad True Love Story

My last post about new media and culture, RE: Mockingjay Part I, was well received, so I thought I’d do another one concerning my favorite subject ever… Books! 215 more words

Self Reflection

“Humor is the intercontinental ballistic missile, and tragedy is the payload.”

-Gary Shteyngart

A doff of the cap to Word Bookstore in Jersey City for hosting my favorite Russian-American human.

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Literary Readings

My Review of "Little Failure"

A fictional (but entirely plausible) exchange:

Random Bibliophile: “So tell me, have you read… Shteyngart?” (Fill these three dots with a long silence, as random bibliophile either struggles to pronounce ‘Shteyngart’ or pauses briefly to emphasize he is cultured enough to flawlessly pronounce ‘Shteyngart.’) 637 more words



When people need to make decisions about tools or skills or behaviors, they tend to “default” to one of several modes: do what society and/or their peers are doing, do what’s most familiar, or do what’s most convenient. 627 more words



I enjoyed Gary Shteyngart’s reading and talk at the Chicago Humanities Festival last night. Here are my sketches of him and Alison Cuddy.