Andrew Sean Greer





Andrew Sean Greer

Author profile


born
Washington, D.C., The United States
gender
male

genre


About this author

Andrew Sean Greer (born 1970) is an American novelist and short story writer.

He is the bestselling author of The Story of a Marriage, which The New York Times has called an “inspired, lyrical novel,” and The Confessions of Max Tivoli, which was named one of the best books of 2004 by the San Francisco Chronicle and received a California Book Award.

The child of two scientists, Greer studied writing with Robert Coover and Edmund White at Brown University, where he was the commencement speaker at his own graduation, where his unrehearsed remarks, critiquing Brown's admissions policies, caused a semi-riot. After years in New York working as a chauffeur, theater tech, television extra and unsuccessful writer, he moved to Missoula, Montana, where
...more


Average rating: 3.58 · 14,368 ratings · 2,522 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
The Confessions of Max Tivoli
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 4,886 ratings — published 2004 — 31 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Impossible Lives of Gre...
3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 4,696 ratings — published 2013 — 18 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Story of a Marriage
3.49 of 5 stars 3.49 avg rating — 3,040 ratings — published 2008 — 27 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Path of Minor Planets
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 297 ratings — published 2001 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
How it Was for Me
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 95 ratings — published 2000 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
La ballata di Pearlie Cook
by
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Best American Nonrequir...
by
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 1,152 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
All Over Coffee
by
4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 238 ratings — published 2007
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Ecco Summer 2013 Fictio...
by
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2013
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Andrew Sean Greer…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“Perhaps love is a minor madness. And as with madness, it's unendurable alone. The one person who can relieve us is of course the sole person we cannot go to: the one we love. So instead we seek out allies, even among strangers and wives, fellow patients who, if they can't touch the edge of our particular sorrow, have felt something that cuts nearly as deep.”
Andrew Sean Greer, The Story of a Marriage

“A lover exists only in fragments, a dozen or so if the romance is new, a thousand if we're married to him, and out of those fragments our heart constructs an entire person. What we each create, since whatever is missing is filled by our imagination, is the person we wish him to be. The less we know him, of course, the more we love him. And that's why we always remember that first rapturous night when he was a stranger, and why this rapture returns only when he's dead.”
Andrew Sean Greer, The Story of a Marriage

“We are each the love of someone's life.”
Andrew Sean Greer, The Confessions of Max Tivoli
tags: love

Polls

97366
This month, we are reading from the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2013 list. The 100-book-list has been narrowed down to the list below for voting.

Since these books are not from the same genres, I have included genre as well as a link to the New York Times reviews.

Voting will be from 2/2/14 to 2/15/14, or until all 9 votes are cast. The winner will be announced shortly thereafter.

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
This book also received the 2013
Goodreads Choice Award for Historical Fiction.
This book is also on the New York Times shortlist:
10 best books of 2013
See Life After Life: New York Times Review
 
  6 votes, 75.0%

 
  1 vote, 12.5%

Doctor Sleep (The Shining #2) by Stephen King
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
(Starring a now grown Danny from The Shinning)
This book also received the 2013
Goodreads Choice Award for Horror
See Doctor Sleep: New York Times Review
 
  1 vote, 12.5%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

comments and details
More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Seasonal Read...: YOUR TOP 10 OF 2009 42 286 Feb 16, 2010 07:16PM  
Between the Lines: This topic has been closed to new comments. The Title Game 570 474 May 24, 2010 02:33PM  
Challenge: 50 Books: Cecilia's 2010 List... 50 books and still reading 79 231 Dec 21, 2010 07:23PM  
Historical Fictio...: Mini-Challenge #2: June 2011- REPORT POINTS HERE 270 139 Jul 02, 2011 04:15PM  
The Dusty Bookshelf: BOOKS YOU HATE!!!!!!! 62 136 Oct 23, 2012 05:01AM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Andrew to Goodreads.