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10. Gary Shteyngart (2010) Another member of the literati to jump on the Franco bandwagon (or perhaps just a shrewd marketer), the actor’s former Columbia professor, novelist Gary Shteyngart, has featured his pupil in a trailer for his new book, Super Sad True Love Story. “I actually haven’t read his new book, Sad True whatever, but I don’t think he really wants me to read it. I don’t think reading is actually his thing,” says a rumpled Franco, just before giving Shteyngart a reading lesson, in a clip that also includes Mary Gaitskill and Jeffrey Eugenides.