My Old Man Book Summary and Study Guide

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of My Old Man

The main character, Rachel Block, a young Jewish woman has graduated from college and to the delight of her parents, decided to go to rabbinical school. She ends up dropping out because of the death of a patient she was trying to comfort. Rachel gets a job tending bar in her old neighborhood while she tries to decide what to do with her life. She is a good girl trying on a new role.
Click here to see the rest of this review

Rachel gets invited to a cast party by a friend in the theater world and meets Hank Powell. He is a well known screenwriter and Rachel has seen his films and read his books. While having dinner with her family, she tells us that she feels like their “drug of choice”. Rachel begins having an affair with Powell. Powell is a bit bitter towards women. Rachel can't see this because she hasn't has much experience dating and she is also distracted by trying to figure out if her father is having an affair, then who he is having the affair with and of course, takes it upon herself to get her dad to go back to her mom.

Hank is a Gentile and Rachel tries to decide what to do with her relationship with Hank (sexually and emotionally) and where she fits in with her parents.

The review of this Book prepared by Jody T. Bixby

Chapter Analysis of My Old Man

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   Jew Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Lover is    -   of a different religion

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Jewish


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk!    -   Vagia talk!    -   Weiner talk! Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

Books with storylines, themes & endings like My Old Man

Amy Sohn Books Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian