Out Loud  / memoir

Written by Jan Kline eleven months ago

Post-Soviet Nebbish

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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

Written by Jan Kline two years ago

The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls

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

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