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.
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Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart (book trailer)
Gary Shteyngart's new memoir, Little Failure, is out January 7th but who cares because James Franco is releasing an "erotic journey" about Gary Shteyngart next week. (Also starring Rashida Jones, Jonathan Franzen, David Ebershoff, Alex Karpovsky, and Sloane Crosley.) After three acclaimed novels, Gary Shteyngart turns to memoir in a candid, witty, deeply poignant account of his life so far. Shteyngart shares his American immigrant experience, moving back and forth through time and memory with self-deprecating humor, moving insights, and literary bravado. The result is a resonant story of family and belonging that feels epic and intimate and distinctly his own. http://garyshteyngart.com http://twitter.com/shteyngart