Bream Gives Me Hiccups

Bream Gives Me Hiccups

And Other Stories

eBook - 2015
Average Rating:
Rate this:
The actor and playwright presents a collection of humorous, moving, and inventive stories that explore the ridiculousness of modern-day life.
Publisher: 2015
ISBN: 9780385683579
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

Related Resources


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
lotuslori_8 Jun 11, 2019

I found some of the stories mildly entertaining, but on the whole most of his characters were sad, dysfunctional and unpleasant people. Maybe you need to be a New Yorker to enjoy that type of humour.

Apr 14, 2016

The first story was very funny. After that, all characters seemed to be repeats with the same type of humour and wore thin by the end. Actually I don't think i finished it.

Oct 30, 2015

"Bream Gives Me Hiccups" is a collection of stories written by actor and playwright Jesse Eisenberg (Zombieland, The Social Network). Filled with stories both long and short, Eisenberg's book will make you think, cringe, and laugh. In one lengthy story, footnote-laden notes from psycho college freshman Harper Jablonski to her high school guidance counselor detail the challenges of roommates stealing ramen, teachers and whether they sexually assaulted you, and other college maladies.

One story is very specifically named "An Email Exchange with My First Girlfriend, Which at a Certain Point Is Taken Over by My Older Sister, a College Student Studying the Bosnian Genocide," which sounds like it will be haughty and pretentious ("Ugh, you don't know about the Bosnian Genocide? How uneducated of you!"), but Eisenberg knows how to make it entertaining and approachable. Other gems include "Restaurant Reviews from a Privileged Nine-Year-Old," "My Prescription Information Pamphlets as Written by My Father," and "A Marriage Counselor Tries to Heckle at a Knicks Game."

Full of funny, often dark humor, "Bream Gives Me Hiccups" will leave you laughing, then wondering if you should have laughed at that, then saying "Screw it, that's funny. I don't care how messed up it is."

Thanks to the author and the publisher for a copy of this book to review.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings


Find it at SL

To Top