Tuesday, November 3, 2009

"Early Bird" by Rodney Rothman


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I first heard about Early Bird from the above Bill Geist piece on "Sunday Morning". I'd been interested in the book at the time, but well, so many books, so little time. But I stumbled upon the book again recently, during one of my library tours. And I just had the book transferred to my local branch.

Here's the premise: a twenty-eight-year-old former "Late Show" writer moves to a Floridian retirement community to see what his life will be like in forty years. He joins the shuffleboard community; hangs out by the pool with the gossipers; befriends a ninety-three-year-old, foul-mouthed comedienne; and even falls in love with a woman...who's younger than him.

2 comments:

lpanik said...

Hon (Pat),
Michelle is learning about what we do all day. This is not good. How can we keep it a secret now?
Love,
L (Larry)

PS, Youngins, what will they be up to next?
:-)

Michelle Panik said...

Seems like a pretty good lifestyle. Although I'm not sure I'd be up for shuffleboard. Maybe tennis.