About this book
A personal memoir from the award-winning author of "Super Sad True Love Story" and "Absurdistan". Shteyngart was born in Leningrad, but his family escaped to America in 1979, when he was 7. His mother dubbed him 'little failure' when he failed to become a lawyer or an accountant. Funny and poignant.
Tells the story of a Soviet family's trials and tribulations, and of their escape in 1979 to the consumerist promised land of the USA. This title offers an account of the author's transformation from asthmatic toddler in Leningrad to 40-something Manhattanite with a receding hairline and a memoir to write.