Clearly, I live under a rock because they do.
To be released tomorrow, (Janury 7, 2014), is Gary Shteyngart's latest book, Little Failure. It is a memoir about his life (obviously) as a Jewish-Russian Immigrant.
If you're like me, you might need to do a bit of research on Gary. You can do so here at his website: http://www.garyshteyngart.com/. He has written other novels such as Super Sad True Love Story, Absurdistan, and The Russian Debutante's Handbook. Which, honestly, I haven't read any of them. But I have seen them on the shelves and have seriously considered buying them.
Anyways, he has a trailor for his new memoir! I'm not one for memoirs usually, so I wasn't sure how I'd feel about this one. However, I am a changed woman in regards to not only Gary's memoir, but book trailors as well. This was outrageously hilarious and to be 100% truthful, I've never loved James Franco more.
Confused? Just watch this:
(If you can't see the embeded video, click this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sowt9Wq7zYU)
After watching this, I got even more curious about what the book was actually about. Thankfully, 20sb and Random House (did I mention they are sponsoring this post? Because they are. But don't worry- all of these opinions are mine and no one told me what to say) sent me a free copy of the book so I was able to read the dust jacket.
Gary (originally Igor... poor kid) is a Jewish/Russian immigrant who never felt like he fit in and was always balancing two different worlds. America and his Russian roots and trying to figure out life and love.
Who isn't Gary? Let's be honest.
It looks funny, but also insightful and touching. Which - in my opinion even though I've read maybe two memoirs in my whole life- is exactly what is needed in a good memoir.
I don't know about you, but I'm definitely adding Little Failure to my "to-read" list, along with Gary's other books.
And I might watch more book trailors from now on since apparently, they're a thing.
Little Failures hits bookstores tomorrow, January 7, 2013, and you can check out Gary's website here: http://www.garyshteyngart.com/.