The Best of Youth
By Michael Dahlie
W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393081855, 261pp.
Publication Date: January 2013
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Unfortunately, Henry soon finds himself navigating increasingly baffling social difficulties with both women and work, eventually leading him to near ruin when he's hired to ghostwrite a young adult novel. Henry's integrity and entire fortune are on the line, and no one is sure if he can rescue either.
By turns uproarious and tragic, The Best of Youth is a brilliant comedy of manners, introducing us to a surprising modern-day hero for an age where the mean-spirited and the famous triumph all too often.