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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius - Dave Eggers
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
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National Bestseller The literary sensation of the year, a book that redefines both family and narrative for the twenty-first century. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is the moving memoir of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and... show more
National Bestseller The literary sensation of the year, a book that redefines both family and narrative for the twenty-first century. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is the moving memoir of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and inherits his eight-year-old brother. Here is an exhilarating debut that manages to be simultaneously hilarious and wildly inventive as well as a deeply heartfelt story of the love that holds a family together. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is an instant classic that will be read in paperback for decades to come. The Vintage edition includes a new appendix by the author.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375725784 (0375725784)
ASIN: 375725784
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 485
Edition language: English
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Na piaskach moich snów rated it
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Wreszcie powoli nadrabiam zaległości w refleksjach. Zostało mi ich jeszcze... o zgrozo, jedenaście plus kolejne na bieżąco. Będzie sporo marudzenia, ale jeszcze więcej zadowolenia. Miejmy nadzieję, że i ten czas minie wesoło i raczej szybko. Byle do sesji! Jak wszystkie inne książki, które nabyłam...
Ryan DeJonghe - The Avid Reader
Ryan DeJonghe - The Avid Reader rated it
5.0 A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
All the clues said that I would love this book. First, all my friends on Goodreads hate it (like, they cringed having to give it at least one star). Second, it is incredibly sad and funny at the same time (like, laughing while blood and bile flow out of their dying mother’s body; umm, yeah…anyhow). ...
I'll think of a damn title later
I'll think of a damn title later rated it
3.0
I once heard George Carlin describe being a fan of jazz as "not just hearing the notes that are played, but know WHY they are being played".Okay, so why THESE notes? Why not others?Here's the thing: I love self-realization, self-awareness, particularly from those in the public spotlight. I love biza...
sarah
sarah rated it
2.0 Dave Eggers: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
At first I really liked Eggers' style, but in the end I agreed with most reviewers that he more or less used his interesting back story as an excuse to try to convince us all how awesome he is — or, more accurately, how sincerely he is striving toward awesomeness. I found the crushing self-conscious...
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michaelbelis rated it
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