From Library Staff
In one of the best reviewed memoirs of the year thus far, Shteyngart shares the story of his immigration from Moscow, his parents emotional struggles, and his ability to succeed despite his parents moniker of "little failure". He writes in the same vein of the Irish, crafting a tale tha... Read More »
The story of Gary Shteyngart, a small, Russian, asthmatic boy nicknamed, Failurchka—Little Failure, by his loving (?!) mother. A witty, self-deprecating tale of immigrating to America.
"... a memoir of an immigrant family coming to America, as told by a lifelong misfit who forged from his imagination an essential literary voice and, against all odds, a place in the world."-- Publisher's description.