• RRP: £9.24
  • You Save: £0.17 (2%)
FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10.
Only 1 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Away We Go: A Screenplay ... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Away We Go: A Screenplay (Random House Movie Tie-In Books) Paperback – 2 Jun 2009

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
"Please retry"
£9.07 £0.15

Product details

More About the Author

Dave Eggers is the author of six previous books, including "Zeitoun," a nonfiction account a Syrian-American immigrant and his extraordinary experience during Hurricane Katrina and "What Is the What," a finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award. That book, about Valentino Achak Deng, a survivor of the civil war in southern Sudan, gave birth to the Valentino Achak Deng Foundation, run by Mr. Deng and dedicated to building secondary schools in southern Sudan. Eggers is the founder and editor of McSweeney's, an independent publishing house based in San Francisco that produces a quarterly journal, a monthly magazine ("The Believer"), and "Wholphin," a quarterly DVD of short films and documentaries. In 2002, with Nínive Calegari he co-founded 826 Valencia, a nonprofit writing and tutoring center for youth in the Mission District of San Francisco. Local communities have since opened sister 826 centers in Chicago, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Ann Arbor, Seattle, and Boston. In 2004, Eggers taught at the University of California-Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and there, with Dr. Lola Vollen, he co-founded Voice of Witness, a series of books using oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. A native of Chicago, Eggers graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in journalism. He now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two children.

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on Amazon.co.uk.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 6 reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A hilarious comedy with adult dramatic themes 31 Oct. 2009
By Nicholas Soucy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I couldn't be happier with this film. First and foremost, it's hilarious. I say that as a 26 year old who appreciates a little vulgarity paired with some deadpan humor and social ribbing in the tradition of Bill Murray, Wes Anderson or Michael Cera.

This is the perfect example of movies that are targeting my demographic and hopefully several others. The plot deals with serious issues in a humorous, but mature way (issues I don't want to spoil by mentioning). There are tongue-in-cheek moments of silliness but it's nice to see an R-rated movie that is clearly written for people who want substance over gimmicks or cliches. Slightly more mature than Judd Apatow films, with superior writing from acclaimed novelist Dave Eggers.

This is definitely the best among the pregnancy-themed movies in the past few years (Juno, Baby Mama,etc). This is probably because the pregnancy is only one dimension of the film. It's also about the troubles young adults have (25-30-ish)with deciding how to use their education and talents to make something valuable of themselves and their careers. The script is solid and true-to life for characters that age, not at all stuffy like the one-dimensional Juno character played by Ellen Page. In Away We Go, you can identify with the characters in a genuine way.

I was hesitant to give Krasinski the benefit of the doubt. Same with Maya Rudolph, but they both pulled off a feature-length performance in a way most TV stars struggle to do.

This is a playful, entertaining and, at times, touching story. I especially think couples in their 20s will enjoy watching together.
Movie made for urbanite parents 10 July 2010
By ma2one - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The writing is subtle and the movie was lost on most mainstream viewers who do not get the urbanite silliness and our privilege of having so many choices about how to raise our children.

The movie feels like an inside joke to those parents making all our intentional choices about how we want to raise our family.

I could not stop laughing at times and really enjoyed the humor poking fun at the holier than thou urbanite over educated parents sensibilities.

Maggie Gyllenhaal remains one of our generations most brilliant actresses.
She played her role with an insider's knowledge to poke fun at us.
First hand she is living amongst the craziness of Park Slope Brooklyn "baby wearing" advocates.

I loved it all!
How fun to read the screenplay for my favorite movie! 9 Oct. 2013
By Jenifer Jackson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
First of all, I'm not a hipster...but boy do I love this movie.

I had always wanted to read the screenplay and I'm so glad I did. You really find out more about Verona's family and you can read the original ending as well as the movie ending.

I had the characters in my head the entire time I read the book. Sometimes in the movie, I didn't catch some of the dialogue and it was great to be able to read what they were saying.

If you love this movie then you will LOVE the screenplay.
Useful 21 Jan. 2013
By Michael T. Jackson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
If you are a fan of Dave Eggers and/or an aspiring screenwriter, I highly recommend this. It provides insight into how words typed on a paper were transformed into a film. My only complaint would be that as there are differences between this draft and the final film, it would have been nice ot see the notes made by the writers and director, and how the movie became what it is.
satisfied 10 Oct. 2011
By ruth - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Im happy about the service. It has taken 1 month to have it on my place but im really satisfied about the product, it seems to be new even when it is a vintage book. I would repeat.
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know

Look for similar items by category