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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius


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  • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (Simon & Schuster) – Hardcover (2000)
    by Dave Eggers

    A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

    Hardcover, Simon & Schuster
    416 pages

    ISBN: 0684863472
    ISBN-13: 9780684863474

    The author chronicles his life in the years after the deaths of his parents, when he assumed responsibility for the care and upbringing of his eight-year-old brother.

  • 1. Hardcover, Simon & Schuster, 2000


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    Description: Good. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 416 p.

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Overall customer rating: 3.000

A Work of Heartbreaking Self-Indulgence

by aisling on Feb 1, 2011

(I?m sure other reviewers out there have come up with much more cleverly insulting re-workings of the title, which lends itself to cleverly insulting re-workings, but I just don?t have their flair.) I hated this book so much I wished it was sentient so I could do it physical harm. This would have ... More


A classic.

by Ellyb on Mar 17, 2008

This memoir sings. I really cannot say enough wonderful things about it. It is angry, and hopeful, and joyful, and hilarious, and touching, and wonderfully alive. I pretty much couldn't put it down. Who cares abut writerly skill and pacing and characterization, even if all these elements are solid and ... More

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