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Saturday, March 29 at 7PM
Little Failure: A Memoir
(No, really this time.)
Dear readers, rejoice! While Mother Nature may have foiled our plans to welcome Gary Shteyngart to BookPeople in February, we're happy to report that Literature has prevailed and we have rescheduled our event. Gary will be here this evening speaking about and signing his new memoir, Little Failure, a smash hit among book lovers and dachsunds worldwide. The speaking portion of the event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing & only available with the purchase of a copy of Little Failure from BookPeople.
All tickets bearing the February 13 event date will, of course, be honored.
(And Mother Nature, be warned: this time we will not be deterred! We have, among other things, a team of highly trained sled dogs at our disposal ready to pull Gary from New York to Austin should you unleash another brutal winter storm. We're throwing down this time, Nature. You don't mess with Texas booksellers.)
The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public.
Tickets are required to join the signing line at this event.
Books & tickets are now available. Purchasing a book online automatically assigns you a ticket for the signing. There is no separate "ticket" item to add to your cart.
If you cannot make it to the event, you can order a signed copy. Add the book to your cart and write "SIGNED COPY" in the comments field during checkout. We ship all over the world!
After three acclaimed novels—The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, Absurdistan, and Super Sad True Love Story— Gary Shteyngart turns to memoir in a candid, witty, deeply poignant account of his life so far. Shteyngart shares his American immigrant experience, moving back and forth through time and memory with self-deprecating humor, moving insights, and literary bravado. The result is a resonant story of family and belonging that feels epic and intimate and distinctly his own.
GARY STEYNGART was born in Leningrad in 1972 and came to the United States seven years later. His debut novel, The Russian Debutante's Handbook, won the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction. It was also named a New York Times Notable Book, a best book of the year by The Washington Post and Entertainment Weekly, and one of the best debuts of the year by The Guardian. His fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, GQ, Esquire, The New York Times Magazine, and many other publications. He lives in New York.