Acclaimed author and well-regarded funny person Gary Shteyngart (Super Sad True Love Story) releases his much- anticipated memoir, Little Failure today.

Born in Leningrad, USSR, in 1972, Shteyngart takes readers along for the long haul: from his family’s immigration to Queens, New York, and through his often alienating, awkward adolescence, family dysfunction, fears, disappointments and first forays into the world of writing.

Although there are plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, Shteyngart's aim is always honesty, and his delivery is unflinching. Our reviewer, Alden Mudge, said, “Few writers have written about the soul-scorching experiences of their lives with such wit and ferocity as Shteyngart does in Little Failure.”

This is an excellent book to start off your 2014 with, and this trailer, in typical Shteyngart fashion, is amazing. There's a reason The New Yorker has named Shteyngart as "the leading book-trailer auteur of our time."

With appearances by Rashida Jones, James Franco and fellow author Jonathan Franzen, this is a book trailer home run.

What do you think, readers? Favorite moments? Favorite cameos? Will you read Little Failure?

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