May 23, 2006
Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (book)Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
This book is the memoirs of Dave Eggers. It's about his parents dying and him and his siblings dealing with that. Somehow it manages to keep a mostly lighthearted tone throughout. I'm enjoying this book.
(Afterwards) It's a very real story. Throughout the book, there are these matter-of-fact statements that, I assume, come directly from thoughts or feelings and are very easy to identify with. I think my favorite idea from the book is how he's special and owed and deserves all sorts of things. I think every child feels that way, and it seems healthy to look back and admit that and think about why that was and perhaps still is.Posted by yargevad at May 23, 2006 10:51 AM