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Posts tagged ‘memoir’

Post-Soviet Nebbish

When I learned that the title of novelist Gary Shteyngart’s new memoir was Little Failure, I thought he was doing his usual self-deprecating shtick. When I read that, translated into RussGlish — Failurchka — it was his mother’s pet name for him, I realized that there was going to be more than just comedy in this story. Read more

The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls

If there’s any truth to the new age saying that we choose our own parents, Jeannette Walls must love a challenge. Read more