Saratoga: Gary Shteyngart "Little Failure"

Event date: 
Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
Saratoga Springs Public Library
49 Henry Street
12866 Saratoga Springs

Tickets on sale now, for an event presented in partnership with the New York Library Association!

This event is a reading, book signing and reception with the author.

Tickets are $45.00, and include the event, light refreshments, and a paperback copy of "Little Failure." Tickets are available in our Saratoga store or by phone at 518-682-4200 only. Sorry, no online sales. 

This event will take place at the Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street. 

After three acclaimed novels, 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. 


Praise for Little Failure

“Hilarious and moving . . . The army of readers who love Gary Shteyngart is about to get bigger.”The New York Times Book Review
“A memoir for the ages . . . brilliant and unflinching.”—Mary Karr
“Dazzling . . . a rich, nuanced memoir . . . It’s an immigrant story, a coming-of-age story, a becoming-a-writer story, and a becoming-a-mensch story, and in all these ways it is, unambivalently, a success.”—Meg Wolitzer, NPR
“Literary gold . . .  [a] bruisingly funny memoir.”Vogue
“A giant success.”—Entertainment Weekly

“[Little Failure] finds the delicate balance between sidesplitting and heartbreaking.”—O: The Oprah Magazine


Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad in 1972 and came to the United States seven years later. He is the author of the novels Super Sad True Love Story, which won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize and was selected as one of the best books of the year by more than forty news journals and magazines around the world;Absurdistan, which was chosen as one of the ten best books of the year by The New York Times Book Reviewand Time magazine; and The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, winner of the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction. 

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ISBN: 9780812982497
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - October 7th, 2014