By Dave Eggers
"Exhilarating….Profoundly relocating, sometimes indignant, and sometimes hilarious….A Heartbreaking paintings of incredible Genius is, ultimately, a finite booklet of jest, that's why it succeeds so brilliantly" (The long island occasions publication Review).
A Heartbreaking paintings of incredible Genius is the relocating memoir of a faculty senior who, within the area of 5 weeks, loses either one of his mom and dad to melanoma and inherits his eight-year-old brother. this is a thrilling debut that manages to be at the same time hilarious and wildly artistic in addition to a deeply heartfelt tale of the affection that holds a kin jointly.
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Extra resources for A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius: A Memoir Based on a True Story
Oh, my GOD! I felt elated. Telepathy, something I had always heard about, amazing. What else was possible? Todd kept a conversation going with me in my head and still kept verbally telling stories to make everyone laugh. He was on 5000 mcg! How did he do it? I was only on 250 mcg and I could hardly concentrate enough to think two of the same thoughts in a row! Everyone started to leave around 3am. They looked a little shaken. I thought these people had tripped a lot before? I guess they weren’t used to taking this much or something.
Sometimes it takes along time to process a trip. You must allow yourself plenty of time to fully integrate where you have been. You will not benefit as much from the experience if you rush yourself. What is time to an ego-less co-creator anyway? I had to make sure I did trip again though, at some point. If I didn’t I would always fear tripping. Holding onto fear is not a positive and beneficial thing for a person to do. I don’t know how much I can emphasize that if you have a bad trip; you must have faith in the cosmos and trip again.
The entheogens, meaning God manifesting, allow you to see a rarely traveled path. They are a shortcut that is usually overlooked, a direct route to the divinity within yourself. Could the religions have been created by people that were tripping? Thinking about this made me eager to take another look at the Bible, with a fresh perspective. The bible speaks of tongues many times throughout it. However there are two passages that stuck with me. The first begins in Genesis 11:1: And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech… …And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they all have one language… …Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.
A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius: A Memoir Based on a True Story by Dave Eggers