The Discomfort Zone

The Discomfort Zone

A Personal History

Large Print - 2007 | Large print ed.
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This book delivers the intimate memoir of Franzens growth from a small and fundamentally ridiculous person, through an excruciating and strangely happy adolescence, and into his adult life with embarrassing and unexpected passions.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2007.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9780786291960
0786291966
Branch Call Number: LGE-TYPE BIO FRANZEN FRANZEN
Characteristics: 317 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.

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diannehildebrand
Jan 06, 2017

Fabulous writer, this autobiographical book has occasionally a bit too much detail but a good read.

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LDPBLM
Jul 08, 2011

This man can write - however , this book starts slowly - ends well. Nice effort !

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Only_Connect
Dec 20, 2010

Surprisingly, you'll never find a better description of "birding" (bird watching) anywhere.

And of course it's always interesting to know where prominent authors are coming from. Franzen's window on US middle class teenagers in the 1970's is fascinating. He was fortunate to have really interesting adults (and friends) around him. The new awareness and probing of the complexities of our inner worlds were not just a San Franciso happening. These youth leaders in the Midwest were amazingly progressive.

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thelma1910
Sep 03, 2010

Without doubt the most self-centered, self-indulgent, and, as a result, irrelevant book I've yet read in 70 years of reading. Jonathan Franzen sure slipped one past HarperCollins's editors. Shame on them and Mr. Franzen!

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brianvw1
Nov 23, 2010

I was introduced to the German language by a young blond woman, Elisabeth, whom no word smaller than "voluptuous" suffices to describe.

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