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by PopMatters Staff
by Don Hazen
Alternet (18 March 2010)

“Dave Eggers—author, editor, publisher and teacher—is a creative force who refuses to be discouraged by our terrible times…. Eggers is already an icon for his generation with popular books—most noteworthy among them his breakout memoir, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. He has a well-deserved reputation for social commitment, while his quirkiness endears him to his fellow hip Gen X’ers, mostly in urban areas around the country. But Eggers’ fame and style can also stir up hostility, as happened with his screenwriting debut with his wife Vendela Vida, Away We Go. Some reviewers decided the characters were overly cute and stylized, not totally authentic or believable hipster parents.”


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