Gary Shteyngart

Best Books of 2014

old writer

It’s time for my very first sweeping summary of an entire year in just a few words! I know, I am a bit teary-eyed myself.

The following books and their respective authors will cause your most sensitive little organ, the human heart, to palpitate with festive glee. Here they are, in no particular order:


The Success of Failure

“Humor is the intercontinental ballistic missile, and tragedy is the payload.”

-Gary Shteyngart

A doff of the cap to Word Bookstore in Jersey City for hosting my favorite Russian-American human. Shteyngart’s New York Times-bestselling memoir, Little Failure, is now out in paperback.