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Bream gives me hiccups : & other stories

Author: Jesse Eisenberg
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [Berkeley, California] : Distributed by Publishers Group West. [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Taking its title from a group of stories that begin the book, Bream Gives Me Hiccups moves from contemporary L.A. to the dorm rooms of an American college to ancient Pompeii, throwing the reader into a universe of social misfits, reimagined scenes from history, and ridiculous overreactions. In one piece, a tense email exchange between a young man and his girlfriend is taken over by his sister, who is obsessed with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Fiction
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jesse Eisenberg
ISBN: 9780802124043 0802124046
OCLC Number: 903763392
Description: ix, 273 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Bream gives me hiccups : restaurant reviews from a privileged nine-year-old --
Family: My little sister texts me with her problems ; Separation anxiety sleepaway camp ; My mother explains the ballet to me ; An email exchange with my first girlfriend, which at a certain point is taken over by my older sister, a college student studying the Bosnian genocide ; My prescription information pamphlets as written by my father ; My nephew has some questions --
History: Men and dancing ; Final conversation at Pompeii ; Alexander Graham Bell's first five phone calls ; Marxist-Socialist jokes --
My roommate stole my ramen : letters from a frustrated freshman --
Dating: A post-gender-normative man tries to pick up a woman at a bar ; A post-gender-normative woman tries to pick up a man at a bar ; A guy on acid tries to pick up a woman at a bar ; A lifelong teetotaler, embarrassed by his own sobriety, tries to pick up a woman at a bar --
Sports: Marv Albert is my therapist ; Carmelo Anthony and I debrief our friends after a pickup game at the YMCA ; A marriage counselor tries to heckle at a Knicks game --
Self-help: Smiling tricks your brain into thinking it's happy ; If she ran into me now ... ; A bully does his research --
Language: Nick Garrett's review of Rachel Lowenstein's new book, Getting away ; A short story written with thought-to-text technology ; If I was fluent in ... ; My spam plays hard to get ; Manageable tongue twisters --
We only have time for one more: We only have time for one more.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Jesse Eisenberg.
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