|Print List Price:||$16.00|
Save $4.01 (25%)
Random House LLC
Price set by seller.
Little Failure: A Memoir Kindle Edition
|Length: 370 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible narration with Whispersync for Voice. Add narration for a reduced price of $7.49 when you buy the Kindle book.
This month's Book With Buzz: "The Lying Game" by Ruth Ware
From the instant New York Times bestselling author of blockbuster thrillers "In a Dark, Dark Wood" and "The Woman in Cabin 10" comes Ruth Ware’s chilling new novel. See more
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
Two things. First, I love this book. I understand the disguises and lies Gary made to "pass" as an American, due to the fact that I am a first gen immigrant, too. I am hooked to immigrant memoirs in general, but I get so much out of this book, including but not limited to my forgotten dream to be a writer. I think this book is written for people who are once outsiders. You get stuck in that feeling throughout your life, which is uncomfortable but creatively helpful.
Second, some readers object to Gary's humor and self-importance. The thing is, that's his coping system. As an outsider, he makes fun of the essential things in life to direct people's attention to the margin area - that's where he lives. It's actually quite sad, and it's sadder that some readers don't understand that.
(Spoiler alert) That ending with him going to Russia with his parents is a lot more meaningful to me than just a perfect bookend type ending for a memoir. People that become famous authors that teach at Columbia University didn't get there by accident. The type of person who can achieve these dreams can also talk his parents into going to Russia to give his memoir a great ending. This isn't a criticism, rather an inspiring observation that if you have the will, you can make things that you want to happen become reality, and the more you bend reality to your will, it becomes like second nature.
That, or as a writer, you can look back into your past and figure out how it fits into a good story. Either way, it's very thought provoking.
Most recent customer reviews
Set up an Amazon Giveaway
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Look for similar items by category
- Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Arts & Literature > Authors
- Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Memoirs
- Books > Humor & Entertainment > Humor > Love, Sex & Marriage
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Biographies & Memoirs > Arts & Literature > Authors
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Biographies & Memoirs > Memoirs
- Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Humor & Entertainment > Humor