Early Bird (Paperback)

Author: Rothman, Rodney

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In this hilarious and insightful memoir, 25-year-old Rodney Rothman, burned out from his big-city life, decides to get a jump start on the golden years . . . four decades before his time.


Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9780743270588
SKU 31280242
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0743270584
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.75T
"[H]is descriptions of the loneliness, the cliquishness, the slow-motion desperation of the place ring true and bittersweet. Most surprising is that his tales contain not an ounce of mean-spiritedness--this from someone who once wrote for David Letterman."
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Annotation Comedy writer Rodney Rothman was feeling exhausted, overcommitted, and generally fed up, and so he decided to retire early--very early: at age 28, he headed for a Florida retirement community. There he discovered the joys of bingo, canasta, and gambling cruises. He also found an unexpected talent for shuffleboard, and had a humbling experience playing softball with people twice his age. Rothman lasted only six months, but during that time he made a difference to the lives of a few people, and was delighted to find that he regained his own zest for living.
Editors Note A former head writer for "David Letterman" recounts his decision to retire from big-city life in his mid-twenties, his relocation to South Florida, and his humorous experiences with the older retired senior crowd that comprises his new neighbors. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.
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Number of Pages 0244
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