Eisenberg is truly a talented writer. . . Hilarious and poignant. "e;Entertainment Weekly"e;
"e;Bream Gives Me Hiccups: And Other Stories"e; is the whip-smart fiction debut of Academy Award-nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg. Known for his iconic film roles but also for his regular pieces in the "e;New Yorker"e; and his two critically acclaimed plays, Eisenberg is an emerging literary voice.
Taking its title from a group of stories that begin the book, "e;Bream Gives Me Hiccups"e; 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 the Bosnian genocide ("e;The situation reminds me of a little historical blip called the Karadordevo agreement"e;); in another, a college freshman forced to live with a roommate is stunned when one of her ramen packets goes missing ("e;she didn t have one of my ramens. She had a chicken ramen"e;); in another piece, Alexander Graham Bell has teething problems with his invention ("e;I ve been calling Mabel all day, she doesn t pick up Yes, of course I dialed the right number 2 "e;).
United by Eisenberg s gift for humor and character, and grouped into chapters that open with illustrations by award-winning cartoonist Jean Jullien, the witty pieces collected in "e;Bream Gives Me Hiccups"e; explore the various insanities of the modern world, and mark the arrival of a fantastically funny, self-ironic, and original voice."e;
Bream Gives Me Hiccups
And Other Stories
Non Fiction /