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I read the essay "The Beards" in the New Yorker recently and had to own this book.
Jonathan Lethem's "The Dissapointment Artist" is a collection of essays that chronicles the pop culture obsessions that made Lethem into the writer that he is.
There are moments of honest confession and insight that are really, really good . . . unfortunately the rest was too detailed to get there.
This is a great book of essays by the artist. I have not read it all yet, but the essays and stories i have read have been great. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Seth Victorious
In a nutshell, this book is too erudite and detailed to be worth spending your time on. There are moments of honest confession and insight that are really, really good . . . Read morePublished on June 6, 2012 by Bradley Bevers
Bookshelf space demanded that I purchase "The Dissapointment Artist" as an audio CD instead of in hardback, something I did with a little hesitance--no matter how good the reader,... Read morePublished on April 4, 2008 by Zachary Cole
Anyway, I sure wish I'd read this one BEFORE I'd read Motherless Brooklyn and some of his other works, as this collection gives insight into the novelist himself. Read morePublished on March 23, 2007 by Kcorn
The reason to read this collection of personal essays, is not their subjects, but the thoughfulness of the author and his simply amazing writing skill. Read morePublished on November 22, 2006 by Iheartbooks
i'm not sure how anybody could give this less than 4 stars. If you became a teenager in the 70's, this book is the rarest treasure.Published on June 22, 2006 by D. G. Albertini
This is a particularly apt title, as I find Lethem's fiction either completely exhilarating (Gun With Occasional Music, Motherless Brooklyn, half his short stories) or completely... Read morePublished on March 9, 2006 by A. Ross
This collection of essays is interesting in a pretentious and foppish way; perfect for the boheme grad student haunting the halls of the English dept. Read morePublished on September 28, 2005 by Well Read