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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (99,762 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dave Eggers Narrator: Dion Graham Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The literary sensation of the year, a book that redefines both family and narrative for the twenty-first century. A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is the moving memoir of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and inherits his eight-year-old brother. Here is an exhilarating debut that manages to be simultaneously hilarious and wildly inventive as well as a deeply heartfelt story of the love that holds a family together.

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is an instant classic that will be read in paperback for decades to come. The Vintage edition includes a new appendix by the author.

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Quotes & Awards

  • A 2000 Guardian First Book Award Finalist
  • A 2001 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for General Nonfiction

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jeannine | 2/18/2014

    " It took me a long time to finish the book, sometimes because it was annoying and sometimes for fear of what would come next and a lot of times because I had very little empathy with the narrator. But now that I'm done with it, I'm impressed at Eggers' ability to reveal the workings of his own tortured twenty-something mind, and I'm also impressed by the volume of love he reveals, behind many layers, in this memoir. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Carrie Schmeck | 2/2/2014

    " Sad tale but self-indulgent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Derek Baldwin | 1/27/2014

    " both hilariously funny and very poignant, and pretentious but in a good way "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Thilardiel | 1/20/2014

    " I loved the beginning of this book. I absolutely hated the rest. By the end I was just kind of mad at Eggers for the life he's lived and his perspective. I do, at least, appreciate his honesty about being a manipulative jerk. "

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