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The Boss
     

The Boss

4.7 17
by David Handler
 

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Kiddo is back and a decade older. At 23, he's not much wiser or thinner, but the family business needs him, and so does the woman of his dreams. It's time to grow up—whatever that means.

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Kiddo is back and a decade older. At 23, he's not much wiser or thinner, but the family business needs him, and so does the woman of his dreams. It's time to grow up—whatever that means.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Handler's second novel seeks to depict how the idealistic 1960s gave way to the pragmatic 1970s, but fails to develop the necessary comic energy to enliven the task. The novel's hero, Danny Levine, was a likable, bumbling, slightly overweight schlemiel in Handler's funny debut, Kiddo. In Boss, however, the author is at pains to demonstrate that, though still plump and inept, Danny has become not merely practical but downright wise through the experience of bumming around Europe for a year. His insight entitles him to marry the right girl, step in as heir apparent of his father's company and set a good example for his friends, all without losing an ounce of charm. The plot, however, is contrived, even cynical and anachronistic. Danny's discoveries are meant to be funny, poignant and evidence of a growing maturity, but Handler is working too hard at back-dating today's Yuppie verities to the culture of the early 1970s. Danny's greatest fear, he says, ``is that I'm going to live a life that's already been lived by somebody else.'' Actually, the nub of this installment's problem is that Danny is living a life that's going to be lived by someone elsehe's an '80s kind of guy trapped in a '70s setting. (April)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345349293
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/12/1988
Series:
Danny Levine Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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Boss 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The cow is here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Is high) she goess up to barney and say stupidly hey do that to me insted!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Drinks a sprite while sitting alone
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heals his slap then leaves
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
YAY I GET TO KEEP MEH 10 BUCKS!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GAY MOFO!!!!!*stab him in the skull*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(I gotta go.... I love you.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whoo! Im back!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not much difference from flying but eh wha the heck. He jumps in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looks at the person at the window yeah y?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ugh. My mom is taking away my nook!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cale!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*she pushes a cup over.* I have no life. xD