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I learned that too much of a good thing can become boring.
I would recommend this book to readers who think that they would enjoy reading a fairly lengthy memoir written in a very self-deprecating style.
Gary Shteyngart can be, at time, laugh out loud funny- but that humor is always tinged with a certain amount of sadness and tragedy.
I found the author's view of coming to America from former Communist Russia fascinating. He is somewhat too negative about his parents who seem loving and caring. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Sheila K. Smock
I thought I would love this book since the reviews were over the top and my wife loved it but....try as I might, I could not get into it. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Paul Larosa
A bit hard to take. New Yorkers and Jews might get it but I found it a bit boring at timesPublished 19 days ago by Wazza
Great book. Funny, dry, and kind of sad in an amusing way. Gives great insight into the mind of an immigrant (had glimpses of my in-laws).Published 22 days ago by Joan
Gary Shteyngart is simply hilarious! This memoir is not only extremely funny, it's also very poignant and even if your parents aren't immigrants you will understand his extreme... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Linda in Savannah
Mr Shteyngart's memoir should be on everyone's required reading list. It is the cri de coeur of a poor, young immigrant's coming of age in America. Read morePublished 1 month ago by hbmusiclover