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The Resource The Discomfort Zone

The Discomfort Zone

Label
The Discomfort Zone
Title
The Discomfort Zone
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Subject
Summary
A brilliant personal history from the award-winning author of The Corrections. Jonathan Franzen, bestselling author of Freedom and the highly acclaimed The Corrections, 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 insight into the decades in which America took an angry turn away from its mid-century ideals. He tells of the effects of Kafka's fiction on Franzen's protracted quest to lose his virginity, the elaborate pranks that he and his friends orchestrated from the roof of his high school, his self-inflicted travails in selling his mother's house after her death, the web of connections between his all-consuming marriage, the problem of global warming, and the life lessons to be learned in watching birds
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Franzen, Jonathan
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Autobiography
  • Biography
Label
The Discomfort Zone
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_095048
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780007383221
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Discomfort Zone
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_095048
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780007383221
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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