Episode 245: Gary Shteyngart

Admired for fiction (The Russian Debutante’s Handbook) and non-fiction (Little Failure), he began at age five when his grandmother asked him to write a book about Lenin. “She paid me a piece of cheese for every page I wrote, and I wrote 100 pages. I love cheese.” A conversation at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan with music from Tsibele.

Person: Leonid Brezhnev
Place: L’Express, Montreal

Randy’s Person: his dentist

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