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A Shore Thing Mass Market Paperback – Dec 27 2011

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Star; Reissue edition (Dec 27 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451666721
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451666724
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 3.3 x 17.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 100 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,732,861 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A January 2010 Indie Next Pick

One of O Magazine’s 10 to Watch For, February 2010

One of the Christian Science Monitor’s 10 Best Mother’s Day Books, 2010

“[A] witty, illuminating book . . . with telling detail, and a winning balance of affection, insight and satiric bite.”

—Misha Berson, The Seattle Times

“Elena Gorokhova reveals with beautiful writing the panic of growing up inside the secrecy of Brezhnev’s Soviet Union. . . . Even if Elena Gorokhova weren’t such a gorgeous writer, her memoir, “A Mountain of Crumbs,” would be a terrific read. . . . She writes with irony and subtlety about the “bright future” of the Soviet Union, even as she plans her exodus. What makes this book so remarkable, though, is Gorokhova’s evocative and sensuous writing.”

—Laurie Hertzel, The Star-Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul)

“A moving memoir about one woman’s journey from the Soviet Union . . . Captivating.”

—The Daily Beast

“Artful memoir about the angst and joys of growing up behind the Iron Curtain. . . . Articulate, touching and hopeful.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Extraordinarily rich in sensory and emotional detail . . . An engrossing portrait of a very lively, intelligent girl coming of emotional and intellectual age in the post-Stalinist Soviet Union.”


“Wry . . . both comic and anguished . . . but never cold or simple.”


“Three pages into this beautifully crafted memoir and you know that Gorokhova has always been a writer. . . . the kind that envelops and transports you and every so often leaves you breathless. . . . Recounted in shimmering detail.”

—Bill Ervolino, The Bergen Record (New Jersey)

Gorokhova has the reader in the palms of her hands. . . . Stellar . . . This compelling and unusual tale . . . is inherently captivating.”

—Christine Thomas, The Miami Herald

“Exquisitely lyrical . . . Every page of Elena Gorokhova s coming-of-age-in-the-Soviet-bloc memoir unveils the magic of her origins. . . . Stunning.”

—Anne Grant, Providence Journal-Bulletin (RI) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is a reality television star who broke into the spotlight on MTV’s reality show Jersey Shore in December 2009. Her popularity on Jersey Shore helped make it one of the highest rated series in MTV history, with more than 5.7 million viewers tuning in for the finale.

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Format: Hardcover
Awesome book. kept me entertainted till then end. a great gift idea,for anyone who watches Jersey Shore, or enjoys a good fun read.
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great book , quick delivery
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Amazon.com: 3.1 out of 5 stars 164 reviews
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3.0 out of 5 stars In the canon of Ewok literature, it's just a "C" Jan. 7 2011
By suaspontemark - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I still pine for the day when Wicket W. Warrick releases his memoirs of the Battle of Endor, but until then, we'll just have to settle for this excellent translation. It's one of the cleanest in the English language, where the grunts and vernacular of the vertically challenged and girth enhanced Ewok Snooki come across in all their simplicity. Though demonstrating a remarkable paucity of thought, we're endeared of this member of the species, and look forward to more as she gains her voice and hopefully develops a slightly higher IQ. Kudos to her translator, but it's unfortunate that the editor had such a dull source. It's entertaining, momentarily, to have exposure to the Ewok's earth culture of drinking, whoring, and tanning, but that wears out quickly and we're left with a book that is the 2011 version of Jessica Simpson's wedding planning guide.
154 of 163 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ebola Virus Bad Feb. 13 2011
By Del Shannon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I was honestly surprised when my internal organs began to hemorrhage and fail in cascading fashion as I read the following passage from 'A Shore Thing.' "Gia danced around a little, shaking her peaches for show. She shook it hard. Too hard. In the middle of a shimmy, her stomach cramped. A fart slipped out. A loud one. And stinky."

I rallied as best I could and continued to read, but my wife called 911 when she found me unconscious on the floor and my finger on this homage to internal bleeding. "Yum. Johnny Hulk tasted like fresh gorilla. Any juicehead will get some nut shrinkage. And bacne. They fly into a 'roid rage, it is a 'road' 'roid rage."

Somebody please call the CDC. Lethal damage awaits anyone who reads much more of this...it's not a book so I'm not exactly sure what to call it. The definition of Weapons of Mass Destruction takes a new and unexpected twist.
514 of 562 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grate book! Jan. 10 2011
By R. Casimiro - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I use to be Harvard inglish profeser. I reed this bok and now forgot how spel and use inglish.
Plot was nyce, had good story and hot chicks.
194 of 214 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Kinda rough! April 16 2011
By Ben Heeren - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This isnt the softest toilet tissue but it does the job, it costs a bit more than regular toilet tissue but it lasts a bit longer.
720 of 810 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Assisted Suicide Jan. 6 2011
By Marxius - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is by far the best assisted suicide novel I have ever read. I was literally cutting my wrists as every page was turned. Bravo Snooki!!

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