Category Archives: Gary Shteyngart

THE TRAINJOTTING READER: Super Sad True Love Story

We’re reading the fairly fun Super Sad True Love Story, by the usually quite clever Gary Shteyngart, a Russian-born young author who’s been in New York for several years. Shteyngart imagines a USA in the not that far off future, … Continue reading

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The Massapequa Debutante’s Handbook?

While author Gary Shteyngart made multiple references to hopping Metro-North between Scarsdale and Grand Central in his debut novel The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, he may focus on the Long Island commute for his next literary endeavor. The young Russian novelist mentioned … Continue reading

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The Massapequa Debutante’s Handbook?

While author Gary Shteyngart made multiple references to hopping Metro-North between Scarsdale and Grand Central in his debut novel The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, he may focus on the Long Island commute for his next literary endeavor. The young Russian novelist mentioned … Continue reading

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Russian to Catch Metro-North

Some 150 pages in, I really like The Russian Debutante’s Handbook for a number of reasons, such as the immigrant Russian Vladimir’s gimlet-eyed take on America, his descriptions of Challah, his zaftig dominatrix girlfriend, and Gary Shteyngart’s author photo, a … Continue reading

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