The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History by Jonathan Franzen
Reviewed by Anna Godbersen
"Memoir is the confessional genre, of course, and is filled with dark secrets as well as minor ones of the 'I stare at beer-commercial cleavage' variety, an admission Jonathan Franzen makes midway through his The Discomfort Zone. His title appears to have been chosen for a number of apt reasons, but is also appropriate to the feel of the book; this work does inspire a cringe or two." Read the entire Esquire review.