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Early Bird: A Memoir of Premature Retirement by [Rodney Rothman]

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"A hilarious reminder that everybody was young once . . . everyone except Rodney." -- Jon Stewart

"A hilarious account of moving into a Florida retirement community at age twenty-eight. . . . Rodney Rothman's premise is so silly and fetching . . . sections had me hooting so hard that I thought the neighbors would be over to check on me." -- Karen Long, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

"[Rothman] has produced a warm, wry bit of reportage. . . . His descriptions of the loneliness, the cliquishness, the slow-motion desperation of the place ring true and bittersweet." -- Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times Book Review

"It's hilarious. It's one of the best books I've read. If you're looking for a book, get this one." -- Howard Stern

"Rothman's observations are insightful and clever -- a humorous, Generation X perspective on what baby boomers are about to discover." -- Rocky Mountain News

"This book, which has a pretty silly premise, quickly and thoroughly becomes something much more: it's actually emotionally involving, and even profound. It's very funny, because Rothman is always very funny, but it's also truly moving, and, at its core, unspeakably sad. That's not to say it isn't fun to read. It is. It is!" -- Dave Eggers

"Old-fashioned retirement at age twenty-eight? Funny -- sure. But Rothman is also riveting, friendly, and the good kind of sad." -- Sarah Vowell, author of Assassination Vacation

"A hilarious memoir . . . David Sedaris fans, this one's for you." -- Daryl Chen, Glamour --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Rodney Rothman is now living in Los Angeles. He is a former head writer for the Late Show with David Letterman, and was a writer and supervising producer for the television show Undeclared. His writing has appeared in the The New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, the Best American Nonrequired Reading, The New Yorker, McSweeney's Quarterly, and Men's Journal. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product details

  • ASIN : B000NY12Y6
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster (29 December 2006)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 513 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 257 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN : 0743270584
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 19 ratings
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