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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (Literature)

"Honey, you have everything you need? Pocketknife, headlamps, latest works of staggering genius?"

Mac's father tries to show he's hip by referencing this 2000 memoir by Dave Eggers. This self-aggrandizing (or self-deprecating? You decide) book was declared one of the best books of the year by many big publications, and it does make for a very interesting read. Mac's dad might not actually be hip, but he's trying, and that's cute.

1.11 "Silence of the Lamb"

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