How We Are Hungry

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How We Are Hungry
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Author Dave Eggers
Language English
Published 2004
Media type Print
ISBN 1-932416-13-7 (hardcover first edition)

How We Are Hungry is a collection of short stories by Dave Eggers, originally published by McSweeney's in 2004.[1] The hardcover first edition includes the following pieces:


  • "Another"
  • "What It Means When a Crowd in a Faraway Nation Takes a Soldier Representing Your Own Nation, Shoots Him, Drags Him from His Vehicle and Then Mutilates Him in the Dust," originally published in The Guardian
  • "The Only Meaning of the Oil-wet Water," originally published in Zoetrope All-Story
  • "On Wanting to Have Three Walls up Before She Gets Home," originally published in The Guardian
  • "Climbing to the Window, Pretending to Dance," originally published in The New Yorker in a slightly different form as "Measuring the Jump"
  • "She Waits, Seething, Blooming," originally published in The Guardian
  • "Quiet"
  • "Your Mother and I," originally published in h2s04
  • "Naveed," originally published in The Guardian
  • "Notes for a Story of a Man Who Will Not Die Alone," originally published in another form in Ninth Letter
  • "About the Man Who Began Flying After Meeting Her," originally published in The Guardian
  • "Up the Mountain Coming Down Slowly," originally published in McSweeney's #10
  • "There Are Some Things He Should Keep to Himself"
  • "When They Learned to Yelp"
  • "After I Was Thrown in the River and Before I Drowned," originally published in Speaking with the Angel

Publication details[edit]

"There Are Some Things He Should Keep to Himself," which consists solely of five blank pages, is not included in the paperback edition.


  1. ^ "How We Are Hungry". the McSweeney's Store. Retrieved 2008-02-20.