Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart audiobook

Little Failure: A Memoir

By Gary Shteyngart
Read by Jonathan Todd Ross

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780679643753
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After three acclaimed novels-- The Russian Debutante' s Handbook, Absurdistan, and Super Sad True Love Story-- 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. Provocative, hilarious, and inventive, Little Failure reveals a deeper vein of emotion in Gary Shteyngart' s prose. It is 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.

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Summary

Summary

A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, January 2014

A 2014 New York Times Notable Book

An AudioFile Best Audiobook of the Year for 2014

A Library Journal bestseller

A BookPage Best Book of 2014

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2014

A January 2014 LibraryReads Pick

After three acclaimed novels-- The Russian Debutante' s Handbook, Absurdistan, and Super Sad True Love Story-- 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. Provocative, hilarious, and inventive, Little Failure reveals a deeper vein of emotion in Gary Shteyngart' s prose. It is 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“I’m always wary when a young writer offers up a memoir, but Gary Shteyngart delivers big-time with Little Failure. His family’s story is quite remarkable, and it’s told with fearlessness, wisdom and the wit that you’d expect from one of America’s funniest novelists.” Carl Hiaasen
“[Little Failure] finds the delicate balance between sidesplitting and heartbreaking…Long after the laughter fades, there lingers the image of a lonely, sickly child who learns to write to express a message ‘both desperate and common’:‘Please love me.’ O, The Oprah Magazine
“Shteyngart’s achingly honest, bittersweet comic memoir is a winner.” Vanity Fair
“An immigrant’s memoir like few others, with as sharp an edge and as much stylistic audacity as the author’s well-received novels…Though fans of the author’s fiction will find illumination, a memoir this compelling and entertaining—one that frequently collapses the distinction between comedy and tragedy—should expand his readership beyond those who have loved his novels.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Gary Shteyngart

Author Bio: Gary Shteyngart

Gary Shteyngart is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestselling memoir Little Failure, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the novel Super Sad True Love Story, winner of the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize. His books regularly appear on best-of lists around the world and have been translated into twenty-nine languages.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 12.78
Audience: Adult
Language: English