Gary Shteyngart is Publishing a Memoir

Random House has announced that beloved blurb artist and best-selling author Gary Shteyngart is working on a memoir entitled Little Failure, due to hit shelves — assuming we still have them — in January 2014. David Ebershoff, Shteyngart’s editor, described the memoir as a “candid and deeply poignant story of a Soviet family that comes to America in 1979 to find its future.” Shteyngart himself was, predictably, much goofier about the whole thing: “I’ve finally written a book that isn’t a ribald satire and because it’s actually based on my life, contains almost no sex whatsoever. I’ve lived this troubled life so others don’t have to. Learn from my failure, please.” [via Arts Beat]