This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

How We Are Hungry by Dave Eggers

How We Are Hungry (2004)

by Dave Eggers

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
2,013255,048 (3.65)38


to get (199)

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 38 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 25 (next | show all)
I savored this book like a rich dessert. I preferred reading it when I had ample quiet time to not only lose myself in the story, but to absorb the nuances of Eggers' writing technique. I loved the way he played with words and showed all the ways his very real characters hungered for love, achievement, freedom, meaning beyond the everyday. My favorites were "What It Means When a Crowd..." and "Up the Mountain Coming Down Slowly" because these felt the most relevant to the here and now. ( )
  danielle_burnette | Oct 31, 2015 |
My favorite piece in this collection is a utopian story called "Your Mother and I," which I first encountered at a big group reading Eggers participated in at El Rio a few years ago. ( )
  anderlawlor | Apr 9, 2013 |
I wish more of my favorite authors would release collections of their short fiction. I really enjoyed this collection. It's not perfect--there are a couple of stories here that didn't hold my interest--but there are others that are just wonderful. It's not a perfect book, but I'm feeling generous with my star rating. It's not all that inflated.

Eggers isn't for everyone--but he's for me, and that's all I need. ( )
  librarybrandy | Mar 30, 2013 |
  The_Bookchemist | Feb 11, 2013 |
Listened to the audio book - three stars for the stories, plus a bonus star for the narrator. ( )
  catalogthis | Dec 29, 2012 |
Showing 1-5 of 25 (next | show all)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
This book is for Chris.
First words
I'd gone to Egypt, as a courier, easy. (Another)
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0676977804, Paperback)

How We Are Hungry is a gripping, lyrical and soulful collection of stories from the acclaimed author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. Ranging from a doomed Irish setter’s tales of running and jumping (“After I Was Thrown in the River and Before I Drowned”) to a bitterly comic meditation on suicide and friendship (“Climbing to the Window, Pretending to Dance”), and from the Egyptian desert to the asphalt of Interstate 5, these stories are Eggers at his finest. By turns devastating, clear-eyed and funn – incredibly funny – this collection is a marvel.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:17:35 -0400)

(see all 2 descriptions)

A debut collection of short stories presents a compelling cast of characters who struggle with inconvenient revelations, from the deserts of Egypt to the side of Interstate 5.

» see all 5 descriptions

Quick Links

Popular covers


Average: (3.65)
0.5 1
1 5
1.5 2
2 22
2.5 14
3 115
3.5 36
4 147
4.5 13
5 67

Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141020040, 014139935X

Recorded Books

An edition of this book was published by Recorded Books.

» Publisher information page

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 136,359,203 books! | Top bar: Always visible