|Publication: September 2006|
Despite the criticisms, controversies and perceptions that he is a pretentious ass, Jonathan Franzen intrigues me. As a matter of fact, from what little I know about him so far, he seems a little iconic. The Discomfort Zone is an entertaining account of some of his personal history- parents, academic years, marriage, and birds. I was hooked right away, and I look forward to reading more from Franzen.