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ANDREW KAUFMAN's critically acclaimed first book, All My Friends Are Superheroes, was a cult hit and has been translated into six languages. Kaufman is also an accomplished screenwriter, film-maker and radio producer and has completed a Director's Residency at the Canadian Film Centre. He lives in Toronto with his wife and their two children.

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All My Friends are Superheroes

3.83 avg rating — 9,117 ratings — published 1999 — 35 editions
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The Tiny Wife

3.78 avg rating — 2,729 ratings — published 2010 — 17 editions
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Born Weird

3.73 avg rating — 1,678 ratings — published 2012 — 11 editions
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The Waterproof Bible

3.69 avg rating — 1,052 ratings — published 2010 — 9 editions
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Small Claims

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Oracle Night by Paul Auster
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It's been a long time since I've had a new favourite writer. Paul Auster is my new favourite writer.
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Fakes by David Shields
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When I finished this collection I was sad. Not because there were no more amazing stories to be read. Not just because each one of these stories exhibited my own talents to be so grossly lacking. SImply because there's a good chance that never, not i ...more
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How Insensitive by Russell Smith
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Pleasantly surprised at just how well this book held up. It's probably even better twenty years later, because my focus wasn't just on how well Russell captures the times and trends, but the emotional arc of young men struggling to get up on their wo ...more
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Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
" There are some I'm a little scared to reread. Deadeye Dick? Have you read that one within the last decade? "
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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
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Kurtz. Kurtz? Kurtz! It's impossible for me not to compare this to the movie. The book is better. Way, way, way better.
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Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut
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Every major writer eventually writes that book about not being able to write any more books. Kurt doesn't squander his. I'd put it in the list like this...

Cat's Cradle
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Galapagos
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Doppler by Erlend Loe
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This book is a fantasy, beautiful and unattainable, even if metaphorically true. I have some problems with a hero who so effectively shirks all responsibility, and for Loe from making me love him so much, but that's merely points out how good this bo ...more
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The Broken Record Technique by Lee Henderson
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Brilliant. Stunningly written, beautiful and sad, making believe made real. Hopefully this book will become the foundation of a new Canadian literature. Come on Mr. Hendeson - where is your next book?
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“There are two ways to get rid of an anxiety monster,my friend-you either have a bath or a nap.”
Andrew Kaufman, All My Friends are Superheroes

“- the only difference between a happy ending and a sad ending is where you decide the story ends.”
Andrew Kaufman, The Waterproof Bible

“There is only one amount of money - just not enough.”
Andrew Kaufman, All My Friends are Superheroes

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