A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Book
Score: 3
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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius


  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Turtleback Books
  • Release Date : 2001-02-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 437
  • ISBN 10 : 1417632240

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Book Description :

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.

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Book
Score: 3
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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius


  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Authors, American
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 0676973655

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Book Description :

"I think this book is kind of malleable. I've never really wanted to put it away and be done with it forever -- the second I first 'finished' it, I wanted to dig back in and change everything around. So I'm looking forward to getting back into the text, and straightening and focusing and deleting. Most of all, I'm thrilled that Vintage will be letting me include all the cool chase scenes, previously censored." -- Dave Eggers 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 seven-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. PAPERBACK EDITION -- 15% MORE STAGGERING - Eggers has written 15,000 additional words for the Vintage Canada edition, including an entirely new appendix.

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Book
Score: 3
From 102 Ratings

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius


  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Brothers
  • Pages : 437
  • ISBN 10 : 0330456717

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Book Description :

'Heartbreaking? Certainly. Staggering? Yes, I'd say so. And if genius is capturing the universal in a fresh and memorable way, call it that too' Anthony Quinn, Sunday Times 'Is this how all orphans would speak - "I am at once pitiful and monstrous, I know" - if they had Dave Eggers's prodigious linguistic gifts? For he does write wonderfully, and this is an extremely impressive debut' John Banville, Irish Times 'A virtuosic piece of writing, a big, daring, manic-depressive stew of a book that noisily announces the debut of a talented - yes, staggeringly talented - new writer' - Michiko Kakutani, New York Times 'Exhilarating . . . Profoundly moving, occasionally angry and often hilarious . . . A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is, finally, a finite book of jest, which is why it succeeds so brilliantly' - New York Times Book Review 'What is really shocking and exciting is the book's sheer rage. AHWOSG is truly ferocious, like any work of genius. Eggers - self-reliant, transcendent, expansive - is Emerson's ideal Young American. [The book] does itself justice: it is a settling of accounts. And it is almost too good to be believed' - London Review of Books 'A hilarious book . . . In it, literary gamesmanship and self-consciousness are trained on life's most unendurable experience, used to examine a memory too scorching to stare at, as one views an eclipse by projecting sunlight onto paper through a pinhole' - Time 'Eggers evokes the terrible beauty of youth like a young Bob Dylan, frothing with furious anger . . . He takes us close, shows us as much as he can bear . . . His book is a comic and moving witness that transcends and transgresses formal boundaries' - Washington Post

A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius Book

A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius


  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-02-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476737546

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A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius Book Description :

From the author of The Circle—the inspiration for the major motion picture starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks! "Exhilarating…Profoundly moving, occasionally angry, and often hilarious…A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is, finally, a finite book of jest, which is why it succeeds so brilliantly" (The New York Times Book Review). 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.

Blackout Book
Score: 4
From 529 Ratings

Blackout


  • Author : Sarah Hepola
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-06-23
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455554577

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Blackout Book Description :

*A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* For Sarah Hepola, alcohol was "the gasoline of all adventure." She spent her evenings at cocktail parties and dark bars where she proudly stayed till last call. Drinking felt like freedom, part of her birthright as a strong, enlightened twenty-first-century woman. But there was a price. She often blacked out, waking up with a blank space where four hours should be. Mornings became detective work on her own life. What did I say last night? How did I meet that guy? She apologized for things she couldn't remember doing, as though she were cleaning up after an evil twin. Publicly, she covered her shame with self-deprecating jokes, and her career flourished, but as the blackouts accumulated, she could no longer avoid a sinking truth. The fuel she thought she needed was draining her spirit instead. A memoir of unblinking honesty and poignant, laugh-out-loud humor, BLACKOUT is the story of a woman stumbling into a new kind of adventure--the sober life she never wanted. Shining a light into her blackouts, she discovers the person she buried, as well as the confidence, intimacy, and creativity she once believed came only from a bottle. Her tale will resonate with anyone who has been forced to reinvent or struggled in the face of necessary change. It's about giving up the thing you cherish most--but getting yourself back in return. *Includes Reading Group Guide*

You Shall Know Our Velocity Book
Score: 3.5
From 40 Ratings

You Shall Know Our Velocity


  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2009-11-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 0307426084

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You Shall Know Our Velocity Book Description :

In his first novel, Dave Eggers has written a moving and hilarious tale of two friends who fly around the world trying to give away a lot of money and free themselves from a profound loss. It reminds us once again what an important, necessary talent Dave Eggers is. From the Trade Paperback edition.

What Is the What Book
Score: 4
From 86 Ratings

What Is the What


  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-02-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307371379

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What Is the What Book Description :

What Is the What is the story of Valentino Achak Deng, a refugee in war-ravaged southern Sudan who flees from his village in the mid-1980s and becomes one of the so-called Lost Boys. Valentino’s travels bring him in contact with enemy soldiers, with liberation rebels, with hyenas and lions, with disease and starvation, and with deadly murahaleen (militias on horseback)–the same sort who currently terrorize Darfur. Eventually Deng is resettled in the United States with almost 4000 other young Sudanese men, and a very different struggle begins. Based closely on true experiences, What Is the What is heartbreaking and arresting, filled with adventure, suspense, tragedy, and, finally, triumph. From the Trade Paperback edition.