The Disappointment Artist
Essays (Vintage Contemporaries)
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (3/14/2005)
Praise For The Disappointment Artist: Essays (Vintage Contemporaries)…
—Los Angeles Times Book Review
"He fearlessly analyzes his influences--movies, books, artists, friends, parents--and his insights are highly personal, but also often universal, and thus these essays reach the highest goal of the memoir form."
—The Seattle Times
"This is a gem of a book. . . . Heartbreaking. . . . Mesmerizing. . . . A form of smuggled autobiography. . . . With a few deft strokes, the reader is left with a vivid image of Lethem’s childhood." —The New York Observer
"Moving. . . . Absolutely fascinating. . . . Dense with allusion and insight." —St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“These marvelous explorations take us into the hiding places of the psyche, where second thoughts are assessed, secret-sharer sins confessed, and grief and loss redressed. In a collection as warmly engaging as it is ruminative, Jonathan Lethem shows himself to be as much a master of the personal essay as he is of contemporary fiction.”
Vintage, 9781400076819, 160pp.
Publication Date: March 14, 2006