Review for The Best American Non-Required Reading of 2003.
99% Waste; 1% epiphany, February 7, 2009
By M. Arbo (boston ma.)
Lured by the Title and the name 'Dave Eggers', I borrowed the audio version of this from my local library. 'Just by chance' I listened first to the story "Things we knew when the house caught fire" by David Drury.
At the end of the 37 minutes, my friend's and my jaws were on the floor.
A truly astounding work. Transcendent. I then attempted to listen to all the other pieces. Yeeeeeech; complete waste of time. For the life of me, would like to know the backstory of this occurrence; how did this come to be?
Cutting to the chase, you decide. Buy a used copy just for the one 'story of a lifetime' and share it with all you know; what a gift it is.