I'm not generally a huge fan of short stories, and that held true for this collection as well. I won't say that they were bad stories, but too many of them were either depressing or slice of life, neither of which I really enjoy. It'd be really nice to read more short stories with characters who make the right choice, do the right thing, and change for the better. Reading about people screwing up their lives just makes me discontent.
1) "Buying Lenin" by Miroslav Lenkov
2) "The Worst You Every Feel" by Rebecca Makkai
3) "Man and Wife" by Katie Chase
The only one I sincerely disliked was "The Wizard of West Orange" by Steven Millhauser, partially for stylistic reasons, and partially because I just found the story boring.
The rest were mostly of the ok but unremarkable variety, with a few in the good but not my cup of tea category.