Gary Shteyngart, king of the book trailer, the book blurb, and author of our some of our favorite modern novels, emigrated to the United States from the Soviet Union in 1979, when he was seven years old. He recounts his journey from St. Petersburg to Queens to bestseller lists in his new memoir, Little Failure, the Statesman Selects pick for February.
“Shteyngart can be roaringly funny. Each chapter kicks off with a well-captioned photo. Shteyngart holding a replica of the Statue of Liberty: “During a lonely period in his life, 1995-2001, the author tries to put his arms around a woman.” Such Borshtness of belt on this guy!”
We’re very happy to welcome Gary Shteyngart to the store this Thursday, February 13 at 7pm for a Very Special Valentine’s Eve Celebration. Champagne, candy hearts, cupid winging through the air – we’re aiming to make this one day-before-Valentine’s-Day Gary will never forget. In exchange for grandiose portrayals of our adoration, Gary will read from and sign copies of Little Failure. The speaking portion of the event is free and open to the public. Anyone who would like to offer Gary roses at the signing table (and perhaps get a book signed) will have to have a ticket, available with the purchase of a copy of Little Failure from BookPeople.
While we await Gary’s arrival, let’s all do ourselves a little favor and watch his latest book trailer one more time: