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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.
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 2 days ago by hbmusiclover
Gary Shteyngart's memoir is both hilarious and touching. He gives a vivid portrait of an immigrant child coming of age in America. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Lynne Friedman
Mr. Shteyngart tells his story with a biting sense of humor combined with writing that has been improving steadily throughout his work. Read morePublished 6 days ago by The Confidants
"Little Failure" is an intriguing family memoir and coming of age story authored by Gary Shteyngart (GS); he writes about his Russian Jewish upbringing, leaving the USSR in 1978... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Michel Short
I thought the book was cleverly written and insightful-to a point. He seemed to have had a good handle on what happened to him as a child. This was interesting and funny/sad. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Linda H.
There are not a lot of reasons to write a memoir. It might be warranted if you accomplished something of note, or have a life that offers a unique or powerful perspective, or have... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Mark Eremite