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Summary

Dave Eggers is a famous Writer from USA, he is 47 years old and still alive, born January 8, 1970.

Biography

Eggers grew up in Lake Forest, Illinois and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He began his career as a Salon.com editor and founded Might magazine. He lives in San Francisco. He is married with Vendela Vida, author of, among others - Girls on the Verge and And Now You Can Go. In October 2005 they had a daughter together.

Eggers' first book was his own memoirs with literary traits, An amazing talented, deeply shocking works (A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius) (2000). The book deals with the responsibility for the upbringing of his younger brother, because of their parents' sudden death within a short period. Memoirs contain fictional elements, which created some debate and that made him a literary shooting star overnight. In 2002 he published his first novel, You will notice our speed (You Shall Know Our Velocity), translated into Norwegian by Hege Mehren. Dave Eggers has also published a collection of short stories, so hungry we are. In 2008, what is what, translated by Hege Mehren and Isaac Rogde (What Is The What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng).

Eggers is the founder of McSweeney's, a literary magazine that is published four times a year, and is also a small publishing house with the same name.

Eggers is a teacher at the foundation, "826 Valencia", the first of a number of schools that teach American youth writing.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac capricorn, who is known for Determination, Dominance, Perservering, Practical, Willful. Our collection contains 15 quotes who is written / told by Dave, under the main topic Family.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Didier Drogba, Rachel Corrie, Amy Lee, Amanda Peet, Chris Brown, Vanessa Hudgens, David Millar, Emile Hirsch, Kevin Thomas, Mena Suvari, Lleyton Hewitt, Marliece Andrada, Carmen Kass, Lawrence Jackson, Lara Logan, Steve McManaman, Willie Green, Alan Smith, Billy Bush, Beanie Sigel

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Eggers

Famous quotes by Dave Eggers (15)


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"It's not that our family has no taste, it's just that our family's taste is inconsistent"
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"The house is a factory"
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"Some of these kids just don't plain know how good they are: how smart and how much they have to say. You can tell them. You can shine that light on them, one human interaction at a time"
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"You can do and use the skills that you have. The schools need you. The teachers need you. Students and parents need you. They need your actual person: your physical personhood and your open minds and open ears and boundless compassion, sitting next to them, listening and nodding and asking questions for hours at a time"
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"Status in itself is criminal for those with the means to move, and the means to weave communion between people"
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"So this is the space during tutoring hours. It's very busy. Same principles: one-on-one attention, complete devotion to the students' work and a boundless optimism and sort of a possibility of creativity and ideas"
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"But you know, there's something about the kids finishing their homework in a given day, working one-on-one, getting all this attention - they go home, they're finished. They don't stall, they don't do their homework in front of the TV"
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"And what we were trying to offer every day was one-on-one attention. The goal was to have a one-to-one ratio with every one of these students"
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"The key thing is, even if you only have a couple of hours a month, those two hours shoulder-to-shoulder, next to one student, concentrated attention, shining this beam of light on their work, on their thoughts and their self-expression, is going to be absolutely transformative, because so many of the students have not had that ever before"
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"Through the small tall bathroom window the December yard is gray and scratchy, the tree calligraphic"
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"They took my mother's stomach out six months ago"
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"People are strange, but more than that, they're good. They're good first, then strange"
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"But there was something psychological happening there that was just a little bit different. And the other thing was, there was no stigma. Kids weren't going into the 'Center-for-Kids-That-Need-More-Help' or something like that. It was 826 Valencia"
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"And that's actually the brunt of what we do is, people going straight from their workplace, straight from home, straight into the classroom and working directly with the students. So then we're able to work with thousands and thousands more students"
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"You know, it's been proven that 35 to 40 hours a year with one-on-one attention, a student can get one grade level higher"


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