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When I'm finished with one book I find myself looking to see if there is anything more I can read by him.
As Franzen writes about Kafka, he himself in his fiction and non-fiction books is a person trying to figure out - and that's exactly what this book is about.
It actually seems more like an extremely disparate and disjointed book of random thoughts and musings on his childhood and adolescence.
Reading this book felt like I was on the most boring first date of my life. Annnnd on to the next book.Published 4 months ago by Stacy
I find a lot of hope in Jonathan Franzen's personal history. I love the complexity of his writing, essays and fiction. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Traci
As a fan of Franzen's fiction, I enjoyed this somewhat disjointed, short autobiography. His candidness about relationships with his mother and father, and his awareness of the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Richard Bon
If you loved the corrections and freedom this book sheds some light on the authors background and really makes the other two books feel connected. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Christy Stewart
I started this book, but must admit that I could not finish it. I found it to be mundane and not at all very revealing of the personalities of the characters involved. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Morean Netterville
It started out with some very thought provoking ideas about life and people. Then it wonders off into the mundane, and has no real ending.Published 12 months ago by Barbara J. Benson
Always enjoy reading Franzen's books. Reminded me a lot of The Corrections, which I loved, and which must have been inspired by his own life.Published 21 months ago by Cindyinglessis
In "Freedom" and "The corrections" the author exposes strong models of life, whom are apted to superate the failure in economics of 2008 in according to Obama policy, considering... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Edoardo Angeloni