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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (. ISBN 0-330-48455-9) is a memoir by Dave Eggers released in 2000. It chronicles his stewardship of his younger brother Christopher "Toph" Eggers following the cancer-related deaths of his parents. The book was a commercial and critical success, reaching number one on The New York Times bestseller list and being nominated as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. But he throws well, and you have to throw well to make the cartwheel trick work, you have to throw it low, two or three feet off the ground, and not too fast, and not too floaty-just a nice even throw

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In his 2000 memoir, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers becomes the steward . In 2000, Michiko Kakutani wrote in The Times about Eggers’s first book, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

In his 2000 memoir, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Dave Eggers becomes the steward of his brother after their parents die within weeks of each other. In 2000, Michiko Kakutani wrote in The Times about Eggers’s first book, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. Dave Eggers’s new book, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, is part autobiography, part postmodern collage, a novelistic memoir-y kind of thing that tells the sad, awful, tragic story of how the author’s mother and father died within weeks of each other and how he became a surrogate parent to his 8-year-old brother, and tells it with such.

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. Dave Eggers has been partly responsible for a rejuvenation of short fiction in the USA, and these short stories are as original and witty as any of his longer works. Contents"You Know How to Spell Elijah""This Certain Song""What the Water Feels Like to the. The Better of McSweeney's, Vol. 1. by Dave Eggers.

601 quotes from Dave Eggers: 'Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let’s not forget this . We capture everyone's imagination. Dave Eggers, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. 'We are unusual and tragic and alive. and 'I will not wait to love as best as I can. We thought we were young and that there would be time to love well sometime in the future. This is a terrible way to think. It is no way to live, to wait to love.

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ISBN13: 978-0330456715

ISBN: 0330456717

Author: Dave Eggers

Category: Bio and Memoris

Language: English

Publisher: Picador (2007)

Pages: 496 pages

ePUB size: 1774 kb

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Rating: 4.5

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Cildorais
I was really uncertain what to expect with this book. There seemed to be a lot of strong reactions, both positive and negative. After finishing the book I understand why so many people seem to despise the book, and why others (like myself) love it.

Before even reaching the first page of the novel there is an acknowledgment page, well pages. The acknowledgment section is multiple pages of small print ravings. Eggers explains that you are more than welcome to skip this section. I recommend that you do not. It is long, but it is also humorous and will set the tone for the novel yet to come.

A Heartbreaking Work of a Staggering Genius is about as pompously and as self-centered as the title suggests. Eggers is a twenty-something year old who not only has to find his own way in life, he is doing so while coming to terms with death and parenting his younger brother. It can be seen as a coming of age novel where the narrator has to figure out how to live with death. Or, maybe it is a novel about death where the living are brought along as side characters. Either way, the book truly is genius.

It is also eccentric. If you are looking for a more traditional narrative structure or a more mature and likable main character, then you will probably passionately hate this novel. If you are looking for something that pushes the envelope, that looks at novel writing as an art form and isn't afraid to show the world in all its gory truth then you will probably love this book as much as I do.
Cildorais
I was really uncertain what to expect with this book. There seemed to be a lot of strong reactions, both positive and negative. After finishing the book I understand why so many people seem to despise the book, and why others (like myself) love it.

Before even reaching the first page of the novel there is an acknowledgment page, well pages. The acknowledgment section is multiple pages of small print ravings. Eggers explains that you are more than welcome to skip this section. I recommend that you do not. It is long, but it is also humorous and will set the tone for the novel yet to come.

A Heartbreaking Work of a Staggering Genius is about as pompously and as self-centered as the title suggests. Eggers is a twenty-something year old who not only has to find his own way in life, he is doing so while coming to terms with death and parenting his younger brother. It can be seen as a coming of age novel where the narrator has to figure out how to live with death. Or, maybe it is a novel about death where the living are brought along as side characters. Either way, the book truly is genius.

It is also eccentric. If you are looking for a more traditional narrative structure or a more mature and likable main character, then you will probably passionately hate this novel. If you are looking for something that pushes the envelope, that looks at novel writing as an art form and isn't afraid to show the world in all its gory truth then you will probably love this book as much as I do.
Perius
I found the relationship between Eggers and Toph charming--pseudo father/son, but a lot more like two kids growing up together. Eggers' off the wall sense of humor was great. I loved the presents from random people to Toph on Christmas, especially Jesus. I loved Toph riding a broken bicycle to school like a scooter, because that's the kind of kid idea that goes unchecked when you're being raised by a kid.
That said, the book was hard to follow at times. If I wasn't paying attention I'd suddenly become aware that the story had drifted from present day to some other memory. The paragraphs stretched on, making it feel like a million anxious thoughts stuffed into one moment. Maybe that was the point. I did get used to the pacing, but the end of the book was the ultimate test of being able to stay with the story-- a bunch of run on ideas all shoved together. I've got to say, I have no idea what the end of the book was supposed to mean.
Perius
I found the relationship between Eggers and Toph charming--pseudo father/son, but a lot more like two kids growing up together. Eggers' off the wall sense of humor was great. I loved the presents from random people to Toph on Christmas, especially Jesus. I loved Toph riding a broken bicycle to school like a scooter, because that's the kind of kid idea that goes unchecked when you're being raised by a kid.
That said, the book was hard to follow at times. If I wasn't paying attention I'd suddenly become aware that the story had drifted from present day to some other memory. The paragraphs stretched on, making it feel like a million anxious thoughts stuffed into one moment. Maybe that was the point. I did get used to the pacing, but the end of the book was the ultimate test of being able to stay with the story-- a bunch of run on ideas all shoved together. I've got to say, I have no idea what the end of the book was supposed to mean.
Clonanau
Dave Eggers has written a personal account of his life with utmost satire and tongue-in-cheek humor. Best-selling novel and nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for non-ficiton since its publication in 1999 A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius: A Memoir Based on a True Story continues to draw readers to Eggers experience as a young adult in the early to mid 1990s and the most pivotal moments that included the most life changing -- the deaths of his parents from cancer in 1992. The book is a unique retelling of his personal journey that was not at all straight and narrow because of Eggers’ creative style of writing that may be compared to writers such as David Sedaris and Sarah Vowell that offer more than a narrative but one of much intellectual vividness.

Upon reading the early pages of the book of the Preface and introduction, readers will have to adjust their lens of understanding to what they are familiar with in terms of reading a memoir. Eggers writes in a stream of conscious type of style that jumps from one thought to the next, but if one keeps a steady focus, all of the details that he provides relate to his circumstance. And he attempts to explain the direction of the book and areas that readers may want to skip or forward to the so-called meat and potato parts of his life by pages 200 to the conclusion. However, it does not hurt to read the entire book from beginning to end, especially the challenging parts of the first few chapters that guides the reader to understanding Eggers’ life after his parents’ passing, he along with his sister Beth and brother Bill became guardians to younger brother “Toph” (Christopher). Aside from the irony of his life, there is plenty of humor, especially in the chapter where is writes with much detail of the time he interviewed for the third season of MTV’s reality show “The Real World,” which he wanted so much to be a part of; one can say in addition, to this memoir the experience would have also been a form of therapy for him. It is instances such as that memorable event in his life and many other references that replays Eggers’ generation before there was Facebook or Twitter or any social media that would emerge in the next decade or two.

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is a book of much insightfulness of the life of Dave Eggers that only he can tell. It is a story that can be read more than once because of the unique way that he shares with readers how his life was filled with unpredictability that he was able to successfully navigate despite the cracks and stepping-stones in between.
Clonanau
Dave Eggers has written a personal account of his life with utmost satire and tongue-in-cheek humor. Best-selling novel and nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for non-ficiton since its publication in 1999 A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius: A Memoir Based on a True Story continues to draw readers to Eggers experience as a young adult in the early to mid 1990s and the most pivotal moments that included the most life changing -- the deaths of his parents from cancer in 1992. The book is a unique retelling of his personal journey that was not at all straight and narrow because of Eggers’ creative style of writing that may be compared to writers such as David Sedaris and Sarah Vowell that offer more than a narrative but one of much intellectual vividness.

Upon reading the early pages of the book of the Preface and introduction, readers will have to adjust their lens of understanding to what they are familiar with in terms of reading a memoir. Eggers writes in a stream of conscious type of style that jumps from one thought to the next, but if one keeps a steady focus, all of the details that he provides relate to his circumstance. And he attempts to explain the direction of the book and areas that readers may want to skip or forward to the so-called meat and potato parts of his life by pages 200 to the conclusion. However, it does not hurt to read the entire book from beginning to end, especially the challenging parts of the first few chapters that guides the reader to understanding Eggers’ life after his parents’ passing, he along with his sister Beth and brother Bill became guardians to younger brother “Toph” (Christopher). Aside from the irony of his life, there is plenty of humor, especially in the chapter where is writes with much detail of the time he interviewed for the third season of MTV’s reality show “The Real World,” which he wanted so much to be a part of; one can say in addition, to this memoir the experience would have also been a form of therapy for him. It is instances such as that memorable event in his life and many other references that replays Eggers’ generation before there was Facebook or Twitter or any social media that would emerge in the next decade or two.

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is a book of much insightfulness of the life of Dave Eggers that only he can tell. It is a story that can be read more than once because of the unique way that he shares with readers how his life was filled with unpredictability that he was able to successfully navigate despite the cracks and stepping-stones in between.
Kulwes
I haven't a clue why all the bad reviews. I greatly enjoyed this book.
This is a wonderful memoir:genuine, cleverly written, hilarious at times while shockingly tragic at others.
It's a memoir with true character and a story I will not easily forget.
The ending left a little something to be desired, but this is a memoir, not a work of fiction, so it is what it is.
The people who are saying this is boring clearly picked the wrong book, I think many of them didn't realize that this was a true story and not a fictional tale.
Kulwes
I haven't a clue why all the bad reviews. I greatly enjoyed this book.
This is a wonderful memoir:genuine, cleverly written, hilarious at times while shockingly tragic at others.
It's a memoir with true character and a story I will not easily forget.
The ending left a little something to be desired, but this is a memoir, not a work of fiction, so it is what it is.
The people who are saying this is boring clearly picked the wrong book, I think many of them didn't realize that this was a true story and not a fictional tale.
Frdi
A great memoir written with compassion and humor. My favorite book. I read it cover to cover, including all the footnotes at the end, which were great, too. Thanks, Mr. Eggers!
Frdi
A great memoir written with compassion and humor. My favorite book. I read it cover to cover, including all the footnotes at the end, which were great, too. Thanks, Mr. Eggers!