Eggers is best known for the memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. He's also written the screenplays for Away We Go and Where the Wild Things Are. Dave runs McSweeney's, and founded the nonprofit literacy group 826 National.
To end this show about parents and children at mealtime, a story about what happens when children have to become the parents. Dave Eggers' mother and father died when he was 21 and his brother Toph was 8.