The Lonely Guy and the Slightly Older Guy (Paperback)

By Bruce Jay Friedman

Grove Press, 9780802138330, 301pp.

Publication Date: October 8, 2001

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MP3 CD (5/31/2016)

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With its hilariously honest look at the single male in America -- from his apartment furnishings to his career struggles to his dating habits -- Bruce Jay Friedman's book The Lonely Guy's Book of Life quickly became a hit when it first appeared in 1978, winning raves from critics and inspiring Steve Martin's classic cult comedy The Lonely Guy. Twenty years later, Friedman returned to the subject with The Slightly Older Guy, finding his quarry no longer alone and not so young anymore, but just as funny. Dealing with such topics as divorce and grandchildren, and offering advice on exercise (walk, don't run) and insomnia (read Solzhenitsyn), Friedman took the pulse of the aging American male -- and found him still in need of some good satire.