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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Summary
Dave Eggers

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Summary

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius is a memoir by magazine editor Dave Eggers. The book tells the story of how Dave's parents died of cancer within five weeks of each other and left Dave and his siblings custody of their seven year old brother, Toph. Dave tells his story with his trademark satire dripping from every word, allowing the reader to follow him on the ride from total irresponsibility to maturity and acceptance. This memoir is memorable and indeed heartbreaking, leaving the reader touched and yet strangely amused.

Dave's mother has a nose bleed and it will not stop. Dave knows that his mother's blood cell count is low and the doctor has warned that a simple nose bleed could cause her to bleed to death. However, Dave's mother does not want to go to the hospital. Dave finds himself wondering how long it will take for...

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