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Mary Karr, Lena Dunham, Gary Shteyngart speak about memoir

What an exciting resource. Mary Karr, Lena Dunham, Gary Shteyngart talk about memoir in videos up at Powell Books.

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Coding Our Future: Novelists Weigh In

Techies and futurists are not the only ones who like to spin tales about what the future may hold for us. Telling stories about what a world with way more technology might be like is also a favorite occupation of many novelists. 819 more words


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Gary Shteyngart, Little Failure: A Memoir, Random House 2014, $ 16.11


Zitat aus dem ersten Post der Reihe: „Ich empfehle hier fortan Bücher und E-Books, die ich gelesen habe und wirklich großartig finde.

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Threesomes and the Tyranny of Tinder

A few weeks back, I was drinking with a mostly younger group of people and as younger drinking people do, we started playing “Never Have I Ever…” The big shocker—apart from it being the first time I played the game—was that 80% of the group had had a threesome. 635 more words


Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart

Shteyngart has created a beautifully written, funny, and realistic dystopian look into America’s near future. In a world that views print books as archaic and smelly relics of the past, Lenny Abramov still treasures the written word and is determined to keep what might be the last written diary in existence. 731 more words

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Absurdistan: the cold war was won by one side and lost by another

Absurdistan, Gary Shteyngart’s second novel, introduces us to the hero of our time, Misha Vainberg, a.k.a. Snack Daddy (a moniker bestowed on him at the liberal mid-western Accidental College), the fantastically corpulent son of the 1,238th richest man in Russia now trapped back in Russia following nine years in the U.S. 638 more words

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The Russian Debutante's Handbook- Gary Shteyngart

After the punishment my heart received while reading Never Let Me Go, I decided that I deserved to find consolation in black humor and shameless satire. 507 more words