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THE DISCOMFORT ZONE.

Franzen, Jonathan.

ISBN 10: 073947989X / ISBN 13: 9780739479896
Published by FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX., NY, 2006
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Title: THE DISCOMFORT ZONE.

Publisher: FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX., NY

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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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.

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