Dave Egger's "What is the What"

  • June 25, 2008 · 6:45 PM
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About the book...

"In Atlanta, too-trusting Valentino Achak Deng opens his door to strangers and is beaten and robbed at gunpoint. Lying on the floor, tied up with telephone cord, he begins silently to tell his life story to one of his captors. Through the rest of his miserable ordeal, he continues these internal monologues: to the indifferent police officer who answers his 911 call; to the jaded functionary at the hospital emergency room; to the affluent patrons at the health club where he works. Deng is a Sudanese "Lost Boy," and his story is one of unimaginable suffering." - Booklist


About the cafe...

A vegetarian oasis just outside the perimeter in Sandy Springs with many vegan options. Order at the counter and look for us upstairs, or outside if it's not too hot.

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  • jyoti

    Rivetting, informational book. I enjoyed reading it.

    June 26, 2008

  • Raghu O.

    It is a very good book in the sense that its highly motivating.It shows man's survival instincts and instead of complaining life is unfair, we all should work harder to achieve our dreams.

    June 26, 2008

  • Alpa C.

    Good book, something I would have never picked up on my own.

    June 25, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really liked the book as well as the discussion.

    June 25, 2008

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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