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Stan is in his early thirties, where he has a good job and empty life, and his drinking is out of control because he has nothing to control it with. We learn about the man and his mind as the story jumps to different periods. We see him in his teenage years, a frustrated teenager who loses his virginity in a secret relationship with a rather
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unappropriate partner. In his late twenties his career is gaining momentum but his personal life is stagnant, his relationships lacking in substance. Then in his thirties
he meets the love of his life at work, and after realising that he could not live without her, they get married and have children. A decade later, he has a mid-life crisis, and almost destroys what he has until he gets some very special assistance to open his eyes. The story plays out when he is alone in an old-age home, his partner having already passed away.

Along the way there is an assortment of hilarious mishaps and experiences that balance out the despondent tone of the book at times. These range from a fortunate accident in a gym to run-ins with crazed nymphomaniacs, battles with his despised mother-in-law and misbehaving in the old age home.

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Drinking/Drugs problems?    -   alcohol

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   rude people Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   lesbians!    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk! Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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