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Gary Shteyngart

Driven to Distraction

Gary Shteyngart In order to write his satirical new novel, Super Sad True Love Story, Gary Shteyngart needed to learn about social networks. His research was, perhaps, too successful.

"This book destroyed my life," says the Manhattan-based author by phone from his home. "It’s like somebody [who] says, ‘I’m going to write a book about heroin; I should probably try it a couple of times just to see what it’s like.’ I’m completely addicted to this stuff. My iPhone — it’s like we’re best friends forever. It’s horrible."

Story continues at CBC.ca


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