This is the second Tropper book I have listened to, and I haven't been let down yet. I love the quirky, early 30's characters that somehow can't help but mess up most of the things in their lives. I guess it is therapy for me - I don't seem half as messed up as I thought I was after reading about Joe's life! If you get this book, be ready to laugh out loud one minute, then be near tears the next. He goes through some tough subject matter, but in a way that doesn't seem too presumptuous or overwhelming. The characters deal with things the best they know how, and it makes for a very interesting story! Try it out!
I know there are probably many people out there who won't agree with me, but I found this book incredibly annoying and the plot line silly. The reader's Southern accent made my skin crawl (and being from Georgia, that takes alot), and I found the plot line about Miss Julia's marriage to be unrealistic - I felt like the character was completely from the 50's, but set in present day (and to me, not in an entertaining way). I've been trying for a month to listen to the whole thing and still have over half of the book to go. I seem to always find an excuse not to listen to this book/reader - I have a new CD that I like, or the dog needs attention, or the toilet needs cleaning...
Try it if you want to, but I would definitely recommend listening to the preview first to see if you can stand the bad Southern accents. I wouldn't recommend this book though.
After 2 Tropper books in 2 months, I'm ready for him to write some more stories! I love this book about essentially a "quarter-life crisis" and a man who can't seem to stop screwing things up once he gets started. I think we've all felt this way at some point or another and this book had me calling my mom and saying how I wasn't so messed up after all - compared to Zach, anyway. This book had me laughing out loud as I drove down the interstate and wishing I could stay in my car instead of going in to work. Easy listening and perfect for someone like me with a sarcastic streak the size of Texas.
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