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WINNER, LOS ANGELES BOOK FESTIVAL, GENERAL FICTION, 2012-2013

FINALIST, FOREWORD REVIEWS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD, GENERAL FICTION, 2012

One of New York’s finest saves brilliant and debonair (but drug-addicted) Daniel Topler from his suicide attempt on the George Washington Bridge. In court, the judge entrusts the young man to the care of Dr. Jacob Bernstein, an elderly psychiatrist at an upscale rehab clinic. The doctor issues these commands: obey the no-drugs rules, and join the geriatric temple men’s group he leads—or face incarceration. Dan has no choice but to comply.Dan’s prep school friends initially lure him back to the drugs, booze, and women. But all that changes when he meets Bernstein’s daughter, Laura, and the two must sneak around behind the doctor’s disapproving back. To finally rise above his past, Dan must come face to face with his decisions and the person he wants to become, as the story arrives at a surprising conclusion.

In his debut novel, Klass weaves together multiple storylines, highlighting the humorous and slightly odd details in life, all the while keeping his eye on the emotional core of the story. His book’s release coincides with the premiere of the major motion picture conceived in tandem with the novel, written, produced, and directed by the author and featuring a who’s who cast including Christopher Lloyd, Jerry Stiller, Robert Vaughn and Dick Cavett, among many others.

Synopsis:

A young man struggles with love, drugs, and personal identity in this romantic comedy—now a major motion picture.

Synopsis:

WINNER, LOS ANGELES BOOK FESTIVAL, GENERAL FICTION, 2012-2013

FINALIST, FOREWORD REVIEWS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD, GENERAL FICTION, 2012

One of New Yorks finest saves brilliant and debonair (but drug-addicted) Daniel Topler from his suicide attempt on the George Washington Bridge. In court, the judge entrusts the young man to the care of Dr. Jacob Bernstein, an elderly psychiatrist at an upscale rehab clinic. The doctor issues these commands: obey the no-drugs rules, and join the geriatric temple mens group he leads—or face incarceration. Dan has no choice but to comply.Dans prep school friends initially lure him back to the drugs, booze, and women. But all that changes when he meets Bernsteins daughter, Laura, and the two must sneak around behind the doctors disapproving back. To finally rise above his past, Dan must come face to face with his decisions and the person he wants to become, as the story arrives at a surprising conclusion.

In his debut novel, Klass weaves together multiple storylines, highlighting the humorous and slightly odd details in life, all the while keeping his eye on the emotional core of the story. His books release coincides with the premiere of the major motion picture conceived in tandem with the novel, written, produced, and directed by the author and featuring a whos who cast including Christopher Lloyd, Jerry Stiller, Robert Vaughn and Dick Cavett, among many others.

About the Author

Ric Klass is a writer, screenwriter, film producer, and director; entrepreneur founder of several companies; former high school math teacher in the Bronx, Georgetown University professor, and NASA space engineer; and graduate of MIT, Harvard Business School, USC, and Mercy College. He freely admits that ballet is beyond his limits, but will take a shot at brain surgery if given the chance.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781616087807
Author:
Klass, Ric
Publisher:
Arcade Publishing
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » Coming of Age
Fiction and Poetry » Romance » Contemporary

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"Synopsis" by , A young man struggles with love, drugs, and personal identity in this romantic comedy—now a major motion picture.
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WINNER, LOS ANGELES BOOK FESTIVAL, GENERAL FICTION, 2012-2013

FINALIST, FOREWORD REVIEWS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD, GENERAL FICTION, 2012

One of New Yorks finest saves brilliant and debonair (but drug-addicted) Daniel Topler from his suicide attempt on the George Washington Bridge. In court, the judge entrusts the young man to the care of Dr. Jacob Bernstein, an elderly psychiatrist at an upscale rehab clinic. The doctor issues these commands: obey the no-drugs rules, and join the geriatric temple mens group he leads—or face incarceration. Dan has no choice but to comply.Dans prep school friends initially lure him back to the drugs, booze, and women. But all that changes when he meets Bernsteins daughter, Laura, and the two must sneak around behind the doctors disapproving back. To finally rise above his past, Dan must come face to face with his decisions and the person he wants to become, as the story arrives at a surprising conclusion.

In his debut novel, Klass weaves together multiple storylines, highlighting the humorous and slightly odd details in life, all the while keeping his eye on the emotional core of the story. His books release coincides with the premiere of the major motion picture conceived in tandem with the novel, written, produced, and directed by the author and featuring a whos who cast including Christopher Lloyd, Jerry Stiller, Robert Vaughn and Dick Cavett, among many others.

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