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
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’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
What?!?! Noo!!!!! Say it ain't so!!! Parks and Recreation is NBC's only returning comedy this season, but everything has changed — Rob Lowe and Rashida Jones are LEAVING! It's true!! The two superstars will stick around for the first half of the show's sixth season, and then they're saying sayonara forever!! Ughh!!! What the hell?! This horribly unpleasant news [...]
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...
I mean, this is really sad, yeah. Super sad, horrific and a true tragedy. It must be awful to live with. But... of course... one wonders how she could ever remember it at all!
A guy living in a trailer park outside Detroit, Michigan, has been arrested for living quietly with the corpse of a dead woman for almost 7 months. Read more...
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...
Aw, POOP! This really is SUCH a bummer! But sadly, the news appears to be true! After two seasons of inappropriate laughs, Kathy Griffin's HIGHlarious Bravo talk show, Kathy, has been canceled! Although the ratings were never super high, the comedienne's series managed to beat the odds and come back for a second year in January, and we had [...]
Here’s a novel idea: using literature to map out the emotions of a time period. (1940s? Sad. 1920s? Happy. 2010s? …Don’t ask.) Related posts: A Heartbreaking Playlist of Staggering Sadness Emma Straub’s super sad true Year In Reading...Show More Summary
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
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
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
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
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 [...]
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
At Tin House, Rumpus contributor Courtney Maum introduces us to the writing habits of “highly effective writers.” Part-one features many people we love, including Rumpus essays editor Roxane Gay and columnist Steve Almond.Related Posts:Real Talk from Your Editor“Mistakes Were Made”“Perimeter-less Perimeters”Alexander Chee InterviewZen and the Art of Pencil-Sharpening
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 >>
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
Gary Shteyngart, the Russian-American novelist whose books Absurdistan and The Russian Debutante's Handbook enliven the farcical edges of living in a totalitarian society, returned recently from a two week reporting trip to China, the cruel and prosperous land of the future. Show More Summary