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The discomfort zone : a personal history

Author: Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: London : Fourth Estate, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Discomfort Zone is Jonathan Franzen's memoir of growing up squirming in his own uber-sensitive skin, from a "small and fundamentally ridiculous person," through a strangely happy adolescence, into an adult with strong and inconvenient passions. His story cascades from moments of high drama into multilayered fields of sometimes truculent, sometimes piercing, always entertaining investigation and insight. Whether  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jonathan Franzen; Jonathan Franzen
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Franzen
ISBN: 9780007234240 0007234244 9780007240586 0007240589
OCLC Number: 70401325
Description: 195 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: House for sale --
Ponies --
Then joy breaks through --
Centrally located --
The foreign language --
My bird problem.
Responsibility: Jonathan Franzen.

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