By Greg Olear
(HarperTorch, Paperback, 9780062059710, 312pp.)

Publication Date: November 2011

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A day in the life of a dad on the brink: Josh Lanskysecond-rate screenwriter, fledgling freelancer, and stay-at-home dad of two preschoolershas held everything together while his wife is away on business . . . until this mornings playdate, when he finds out through the mommy grapevine that she might be having an affair. What Josh needs is a break. Hes not going to get one.

About the Author
Greg Olearis the senior editor of the lit blog The Nervous Breakdown and the author of the novel Totally Killer. His work has appeared in therumpus.net, Babble.com, themillions.com, Chronogram, and Hudson Valley Magazine. A professor of creative writing at Manhattanville College, he lives with his family in New Paltz, New York.

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