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ISBN13: 9780767927949
ISBN10: 076792794x
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Now a new MTV series, from acclaimed director and executive producer Doug Liman (“Mr. and Mrs. Smith, “Swingers,” “Go,” “The Bourne Identity”)

Jason Strider is a twentysomething young man with an English degree from an Ivy League university, a very small apartment in New York, a vapid job as a receptionist at a casting agency—and no particular idea what to do with his life. On most evenings he gets stoned and goes out, sometimes with his long-time best friend and wingman Tina and sometimes alone, if not to get laid then at least to get hammered enough to really regret it the next day and be late for work.

 

Then one night Jason has athletic, appliance-assisted intercourse with a cute girl named Jane—and ends up lending her his favorite Dickies jeans. Many unanswered e-mails and text messages later, he is reduced to the plaint “I just want my pants back.” How he does, in a most unexpected way, find those pants and how he is forced to face his immaturity—and mortality—are at the heart of this smart, raunchily comic and deeply affecting novel.

Review:

"Jason Strider, the slacker-hero of former ad-man and MTV series creator Rosen's screwball debut novel, is a recent Cornell grad more interested in marijuana, booze and quick lays than his boring job or romantic relationships. The carnal drought he's been experiencing is mercifully ended early in the book with a bout of athletic sex involving his refrigerator and a bar pickup named Jane, who departs after a second hook-up wearing his favorite pair of Dickies. His quest, then, to retrieve the pants occupies the bulk of the book. Along the way, Jason gets assists in the process of personal growth from his ailing next-door neighbor, Patty, and old Cornell buds Eric and Stacey, who ask Jason to perform their wedding ceremony. By the end of the tale, Jason has begun to mature and comes back into contact with his beloved pants in an unexpected yet appropriate fashion. Rosen deftly keeps the exploits of a shallow hero moving along-and more impressively, makes readers care what happens to his caddish narrator." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"This laugh-out-loud debut reminds us what it's like to be young, broke, lost, and randy — in the best way. Rosen's is a stand-out new voice, and he sings beautifully throughout." David Lipsky, author of Absolutely American

Review:

"David J. Rosen has written a hilarious, smart, sexy, great, completely original debut novel. It's as if Bright Lights, Big City had been given a polish by a young Woody Allen." Darin Strauss

Review:

"Jason Strider is the most well-adjusted screw-up to come down the pike in a while . . . I Just Want My Pants Back is a laugh-out-loud funny, ultimately poignant look at one very nice guy’s awakening to adulthood." Kate Christensen

Synopsis:

Jason Strider hooks up with a cute girl and ends up lending her his Dickies jeans. Many e-mails and text messages later, he is unable to reconnect with her. How Jason gets his pants back, and how the concepts of maturity and mortality come to enter his slackers existence, form the matter of this smart, affecting first novel.

About the Author

David J Rosen is a writer based in Brooklyn.  He is the creator and executive producer of I Just Want My Pants Back on MTV, and also the author of What’s That Job And How The Hell Do I Get It?

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caseystar, August 12, 2007 (view all comments by caseystar)
From the second I read the first line -- "I was a bored and hungry mammal," I couldn't put 'I Just Want My Pants Back' down. Every cultural reference was right-on, and I loved strolling the streets of New York through Jason's eyes. Not to mention, it was, as one reviewer said, "laugh out loud funny." What's better than that?
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moneygirl, August 6, 2007 (view all comments by moneygirl)
I loved this book! It was both absolutely hilarious and also surprisingly moving. Jason Strider is a winning first-person protagonist, and at it's best, "I Just Want My Pants Back" reminded me of "Goodbye, Columbus," "The Moviegoer" and even, "Catcher in the Rye" -- with a little "Annie Hall" thrown in for good measure. Rosen is one to watch.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780767927949
Author:
Rosen, David
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Author:
David J. Rosen
Author:
David J. Rosen
Subject:
General
Subject:
Jewish men
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x 0.6 in 0.45 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Jason Strider, the slacker-hero of former ad-man and MTV series creator Rosen's screwball debut novel, is a recent Cornell grad more interested in marijuana, booze and quick lays than his boring job or romantic relationships. The carnal drought he's been experiencing is mercifully ended early in the book with a bout of athletic sex involving his refrigerator and a bar pickup named Jane, who departs after a second hook-up wearing his favorite pair of Dickies. His quest, then, to retrieve the pants occupies the bulk of the book. Along the way, Jason gets assists in the process of personal growth from his ailing next-door neighbor, Patty, and old Cornell buds Eric and Stacey, who ask Jason to perform their wedding ceremony. By the end of the tale, Jason has begun to mature and comes back into contact with his beloved pants in an unexpected yet appropriate fashion. Rosen deftly keeps the exploits of a shallow hero moving along-and more impressively, makes readers care what happens to his caddish narrator." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "This laugh-out-loud debut reminds us what it's like to be young, broke, lost, and randy — in the best way. Rosen's is a stand-out new voice, and he sings beautifully throughout."
"Review" by , "David J. Rosen has written a hilarious, smart, sexy, great, completely original debut novel. It's as if Bright Lights, Big City had been given a polish by a young Woody Allen."
"Review" by , "Jason Strider is the most well-adjusted screw-up to come down the pike in a while . . . I Just Want My Pants Back is a laugh-out-loud funny, ultimately poignant look at one very nice guy’s awakening to adulthood."
"Synopsis" by , Jason Strider hooks up with a cute girl and ends up lending her his Dickies jeans. Many e-mails and text messages later, he is unable to reconnect with her. How Jason gets his pants back, and how the concepts of maturity and mortality come to enter his slackers existence, form the matter of this smart, affecting first novel.
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