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Dan Gets A Minivan Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad (Hardcover)

Author:  Dan Zevin
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 145160646X
ISBN-13: 9781451606461
Sku: 223092423
Publish Date: 8/13/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9H x 5.75L x 1T
Pages:  217
 
In the bestselling and beloved tradition of Dave Barry, a coming-of-middle-age tale by Thurber finalist Zevin, master of "Seinfeld-ian nothingness" ("Time") about a man''s inevitable transition into mid-life and fatherhood.
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A coming-of-middle-age tale told with warmth and wit, Dan Gets a Minivan provides the one thing every parent really needs: comic relief. Whether you're a dude, a dad, or someone who's married to either, fasten your seat belt and prepare to crack up.

The least hip citizen of Brooklyn, Dan Zevin has a working wife, two small children, a mother who visits each week to ?help,? and an obese Labrador mutt who prefers to be driven rather than walked. How he got to this point is a bit of a blur. There was a wedding, and then there was a puppy. A home was purchased in New England. A wife was promoted and transferred to New York. A town house. A new baby boy. A new baby girl. A stay-at-home dad was born. A prescription for Xanax was filled. Gray hairs appeared; gray hairs fell out. Six years passed in six seconds. And then came the minivan.

Dan Zevin, master of ?Seinfeld-ian nothingness? (Time), is trying his best to make the transition from couplehood to familyhood. Acclimating to the adult-oriented lifestyle has never been his strong suit, and this slice-of-midlife story chronicles the whole hilarious journey?from instituting date night to joining Costco; from touring Disneyland to recovering from knee surgery; from losing ambition to gaining perspective. Where it's all heading is anyone's guess, but, for Dan, suburbia's calling?and his minivan has GPS.

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"Here is a book dangerously undermined by its subtitle, 'Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad,' which seems to promise a bundle of lame beer-cozy, dirty-diaper jokes. Because the thing about Mr. Zevin's essays on being a stay-at-home dad is that he is actually funny." - Susannah Meadows 05/31/2012

"Joy . . . is not the central reading pleasure of DAN GETS A MINIVAN. That would be witnessing Zevin's coming to terms with the misery that accompanied his journey toward enlightened adulthood." - Dan Saltzman 06/17/2012

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Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0217
Product attributePublisher:   Scribner Book Company
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