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The Day I Turned Uncool: Confessions of a Reluctant Grown-Up

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Sooner or later, each of us must face the day we develop a disturbing new interest in lawn care; the day we order sauvignon blanc instead of Rolling Rock; the day we refuse to see any concert where we cannot sit down. Sooner or later, each of us must face the day we turn uncool.

Dan Zevin, who “was never exactly Fonz-like to begin with,” is having a hilariously hard time moving from his twenties to his thirties, and he confesses everything in these comic not-coming-of-age tales. As he shamefully employs his first cleaning lady, becomes abnormally attached to his dog, and commits flagrant acts of home improvement, Dan’s headed for an early midlife crisis—and a better-late-than-never revelation: Growing up is really nothing to be reluctant about. In fact, it’s very cool.

Review:

"A pointed guide to growing up that will be funny to those who have accomplished it (more or less), as well as those who have yet to attempt it." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"This is one of the great feel-good books of all time, if you?re my age. If you?re some punk of thirty-nine or less...suck it up, dude. It gets so worse." P. J. O?Rourke

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812967227
Author:
Zevin, Dan
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
American wit and humor
Subject:
Aging
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Family/Interpersonal Memoir
Subject:
Middle age
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Aging - General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
June 2002
Binding:
Trade Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.98x5.18x.42 in. .32 lbs.

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Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Anthologies
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Narrative
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » Memoirs
History and Social Science » Sociology » Aging

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"Review" by , "A pointed guide to growing up that will be funny to those who have accomplished it (more or less), as well as those who have yet to attempt it."
"Review" by , "This is one of the great feel-good books of all time, if you?re my age. If you?re some punk of thirty-nine or less...suck it up, dude. It gets so worse."
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