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Author:
Jonathan. Franzen
ISBN13:
978-0739479896
ISBN:
073947989X
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Publisher:
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX.; First Edition edition (2006)
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Arts & Literature
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Rating:
4.3
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425

Also by jonathan franzen. The Twenty-Seventh City. Farrar, straus and giroux.

Also by jonathan franzen.

The Discomfort Zone (2006). A New York Times Notable Book of the Year. The Discomfort Zone is Jonathan Franzen’s tale of growing up, squirming in his own über-sensitive skin, from a small and fundamentally ridiculous person, into an adult with strong inconvenient passions. Whether he’s writing about the explosive dynamics of a Christian youth fellowship in the 1970s, the effects of Kafka’s fiction on his protracted quest to lose his virginity, or the web of connections between bird watching, his all-consuming marriage, and the problem of global warming, Franzen is always.

The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History. If you want to go far, go together. State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America.

The Discomfort Zone is a wise, funny, and gorgeously written self-portrait by one of America's finest writers

The Discomfort Zone is a wise, funny, and gorgeously written self-portrait by one of America's finest writers. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year The Discomfort Zone is Jonathan Franzen's tale of growing up, squirming in his own über-sensitive skin, from a "small and fundamentally ridiculous person," into an adult with strong inconvenient passions.

The Discomfort Zone book. A Mixed Bag I believe Jonathan Franzen fans will be both delighted and disappointed with this collection, The Discomfort Zone. It starts out very strong, showing off Franzen's remarkable vocabulary, storytelling ability, and his disregard for s. In a piece called, "House for Sale," Franzen tells what it feels like to take on the chore of emptying and selling what was his childhood home.

The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History is a 2006 memoir by Jonathan Franzen, who received the National Book Award for Fiction for his novel The Corrections in 2001. According to L'espresso, The Discomfort Zone reflects the values and contradictions of the American midwest in the 1960s. Franzen holds up Charlie Brown from the Peanuts cartoons as an exemplary representation of life of the American middle class in the author's home town of Webster Groves, Missouri, and countless similar towns.

Jonathan Franzen arrived late, and last, in a family of boys in Webster Groves, Missouri

Jonathan Franzen arrived late, and last, in a family of boys in Webster Groves, Missouri. The Discomfort Zone’ is his intimate memoir of his growth from a ‘small and fundamentally ridiculous person’ through an adolescence both excruciating and strangely happy, into an adult with embarrassing and unexpected passions. It's also a portrait of a middle class family weathering the turbulence of the 1970s, and a vivid personal history of the decades in which America has taken an angry turn away from its mid-century ideals.

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From School Library Journal: Adult/High School-In this entertaining portrait of the artist as a young geek, Franzen is as offhand about his geekdom and failures as he is about his talents and successes. He retraces his childhood resistance to his parents' way of life as he became a rebel in his own cause. He confesses that he has become a bird-watcher as an adult; he is like an interesting variety of one of the birds that he enjoys finding. Even while describing his personal oddities and those in the people around him, he finds awkward beauty in their quirks and imperfections. The book begins and ends with the death of his mother. Their difficult relationship is one of many he examines. He is a human watcher willing to report in detail on behavior, whether that of his parents, loved ones, or himself. As he studies who he has been and who he is now, Franzen discovers truths about the world around him. This is a world in which many teens find themselves, and seeing the ways the author navigates and survives can entertain and comfort while offering assistance in the process of self-discovery.-Will Marston, Berkeley Public Library, CA Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
  • If you,like me, like Jonathan Franzen's crisp prose, profound observance of the world and its inhabitants, and doleful sense of humor, you should read this. What you get with these essays is a deeper look into one of the world's best modern authors. His self assessment are as compelling as his fictional characters. On the other hand the last chapter which is all about bird watching is a little much.

  • Ok, I'll start with the disclaimer that I am a Franzen fan.
    This is quite different from his earlier collection "How to be alone". The essays in this one are apparently autobiographical and more or less go from his high school years till when his mother dies fifteen or so years later. The later essays, especially the last one, seem to have been written about the time he was either writing Freedom or outlining it as all the themes of Freedom are present. The essay on his participation in Fellowship (no "the") gets to Franzen's attraction to groups and other folks as well as his more or less constant running away from the same. There is also a lot on birds and bird watching and many ruminations on the fate of the earth. Lots of curmudgeonly rants along the way. If you liked Freedom and/or The Corrections you'll like this.

  • An alarming book...At times it was so personal, going so much into intimate and embarrassing details that I had a feeling as if I was peeping into somebody's most hidden private life, as if I had no right to be there. The title is really true: it takes you into a discomfort zone...

  • It's always a delight to read Franzen. His writings come from an academically trained mind that did not become too "academic" or patronizing, not to mention the noticeable cultural enrichment and streghtening of his American philosophical perspective by having learned the German language and studied their powerful literature.

  • I found this book dead boring. Have come to reluctant conclusion that I don't connect with this author. My fault, not his.

  • Mr. Franzen clearly is a gifted writer. His ruminations about his parents, friends, interests and silly pranks were highly entertaining and his psychoanalytical observations were thought-provoking. This helped tremendously in convincing me to wade through a few small sections of the book which I found about as compelling as watching paint dry. I could have done without most of the chapter about his learning German. But, heh, it's his life. Who am I to tell him what to highlight from his past? The memoir gives you a good idea of what makes Mr. Franzen tick. An intelligent, honest and somewhat enjoyable read.

  • Part of what I like about Franzens writing is that it's all familiar and relatable for me. I'm a northeastern, suburban raised American with doubts and ideals.

  • Cool, fast-reading memoir.