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Gary Shteyngart Tries and Tries Again to Eat at Ess-a-Bagel

"Not everything can be sea urchin and chicken cracklings, you know?" #wrap-wrap.jackDanielsSpot{display:none;} !+[sponsored-jack-daniels] Gary Shteyngart, the author of Super Sad True Love Story and Little Failure (which comes out in paperback on October 7), has lived and traveled all over the world. Show More Summary

The Book Report : This Is Emotions: 'Super Sad True Love Story' by Gary Shteyngart

The Book Report is a series that promises to deliver exactly what it promises: reports on books by the people who’ve read them. Catch evenings of live, in-person Book Reports that will remind you of the third grade in the best possible...Show More Summary

‘Burton and Taylor’: When a hurled vodka bottle was still an expression of true love

Classy but still just a smidge sordid, “Burton and Taylor” (airing Wednesday night on BBC America) tells a sad but conclusive story about the last time the married-divorced-remarried-divorced acting legends worked together and broke one another’s hearts in the process, headlining a short-lived 1983 Broadway revival of Noel Coward’s “Private Lives.” Read full article >>

Cathy O’Neil: Short Your Kids, Go Long Your Neighbor: Betting on People Is Coming Soon

Yet another aspect of Gary Shteyngart’s dystopian fiction novel Super Sad True Love Story is coming true for reals this week. Besides anticipating Occupy Wall Street, as well as Bloomberg’s sweep of Zuccotti Park (although getting it wrong on how utterly successful such sweeping would be), Shteyngart proposed the idea of instant, real-time and broadcast credit ratings.

Gary Shteyngart Becomes A Glasshole

Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story is now a reality. He got to try Google Glass and wrote about the experience for The New Yorker. “When the velvet-rope hostess at the of-the-moment Wythe Hotel bar in Williamsburg stops to take a photo of me with her iPhone, I know exactly what the producer meant. [...]Show More Summary

Gary Shteyngart tries Google Glasses, and the results are Super Sad

last yearGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In his novel Super Sad True Love Story, Gary Shteyngart writes about a society, five minutes into the future, that has a weird neurotic relationship with gadgets and social media, as focused through a device called an "äppärät." Now, Shteyngart has tried the Google Glass, and in many ways the future he wrote about seems to have arrived. Read more...

Gary Shteyngart is publishing an actual true story this time — his memoir

The rumor mill’s been buzzing for a while, but now it’s official: Gary Shteyngart — “Super Sad True Love Story” author, professional blurb writer, dachshund owner and reader of  "Middlemarch" — will follow up his three best-selling novels with a memoir, according to his publisher, Random...

Based on a True Story

Jon Methven (of This Is Your Captain Speaking) has a problem: one of his characters trashed his novel on Amazon. Related posts: Äppärät-chic: Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story Make no mistake. Super Sad True Love Story boasts...Show More Summary

Adele Wasn’t Cussing Out Chris Brown….Too Bad

I was so loving the story of this picture of Adele supposedly cussing out Chris Brown for not giving Frank Ocean a standing ovation at the Grammy’s Sunday night. turns out that story wasn’t true and they were just being nice to each other. I liked Adele better when I thought she was being a ball-busting, British bad ass.  

Ending aging in the Shteyngart of Eden: Biogerontological discourse in a Super Sad True Love Story

2 years agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

From the annals of people who truly have either too much time on their hands or the golden touch when it comes to writing grant applications, I give you this gem. Interestingly, the ScienceDirect system where the paper is hosted seems...Show More Summary

Finding True Love, Finding a Literary Agent

Your agent relationship is akin to a marriage. Related posts: Äppärät-chic: Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story Make no mistake. Super Sad True Love Story boasts two... “A Right Fit”: Navigating the World of Literary Agents If...Show More Summary

Super Sad True Love Story: A Review

The post Super Sad True Love Story: A Review appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. In my continuing quest to reflect on books which I have found important to my own work, I give you a work of fiction, first published in mid-2011:...Show More Summary

The Future Is Cloudy

I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about data recently. It’s not just reading books like The Information or Mirror Worlds (or Super Sad True Love Story, a science fiction novel that is both compelling and scary), it’s my day to day work, both at FM (where we deal with literally 25 billion ad calls [...]

A Perfume That Smells Of An Obscure Pleasure: The Printed Word

In his book A Super Sad True Love Story, Gary Shteyngart imagines a future in which the very smell of books is disgusting to hyper-digital New Yorkers. That day is still far off, but it’s true that many of us have eschewed printed books for digital readers. Show More Summary

Gary Shteyngart’s super, sad, true comedy

3 years agoArts : Arts Post

You can’t believe everything Gary Shteyngart says. Friday night at the Folger Library, the Russian immigrant held up a copy of his celebrated novel “Super Sad True Love Story” and told us, “The best thing about this book is its cover.” Read full article >>

Naked Jeans Are Here

Remember the dystopian novel Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart? It was a thing. One aspect of the dystopia was that women were always running around in "Onionskin jeans" which were transparent. Shteyngart wrote: More » Post from: TheGloss

The Sad Story Of The Sorority Girl, The Scrappy Guard, And The Law That Came Between Them [DHF]

3 years agoSports : Deadspin

Welcome to Great Moments in Drunken Hookup Failure, where we showcase three heartwarming true stories of drunken love gone horribly awry. Off we go. More »

Sinead O’Connor’s Husband Couldn’t Bear Another Moment With Her Brown Undifficulted: A Love Story

When Sinead O’Connor‘s marriage to Barry Herridge come to a sudden end just before Christmas, my world became a dark, empty cage of sadness and depression. Was there nothing true in this world? Was anal not the key to the soul? But, alas, a beacon of light has come shining through, proving that love conquers Read More...

One on One: Gary Shteyngart, Author of 'Super Sad True Love Story'

3 years agoTechnology : Bits

In a One on One interview, Gary Shteyngart, author of the novel "Super Sad True Love Story," talks about his predictions of the future of privacy, ratings for everything, onions skin jeans, inequality and the Occupy movement and of course, the äppärät. All that and bad coffee.

Photo of the Day: Super Sad True Love Story

3 years agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

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