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“So outrageous and so true. . . . the book rockets along, powered by the high octane of Cohen’s candor [and] off-beat observations.” –The New York Times Book Review
“Contains lines so heartbreakingly apt and funny I stopped to reread constantly. Cohen is a natural.” –Jonathan Lethem
“Cohen writes with confidence and humor, and he deftly evokes the aimlessness of adolescence.” –Chicago Sun-Times
“Cohen . . . has taken the everyday stuff of life and made it joyously readable. The mundane becomes richly evocative in his hands. The usual becomes unusual, the boring becomes interesting, the sweet becomes bittersweet, and Lake Effect becomes the proverbial book you can't put down.” –Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Arresting and thoughtful. . . . Cohen brings back the flavor of the '80s culture with insight and humor." –The Washington Post
“Cohen has written a fine book.” –Chicago Tribune
“A universal story of youth, maturity and love, Lake Effect is a probing meditation on the passage of time, an accomplished book.” –Bookpage
From the Hardcover edition.
As a mother of two sons close to the age of the author, I gained new perspective about the experiences of middle class males growing up, maneuvering high school, college, first jobs, the girls, and finally settling in. Rich Cohen always makes me laugh out loud, wipe away a tear, glow at the beautiful imagery, and thank the universe for this writer's talent. A nostalgic and necessary read!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 3, 2003
This book was amazing!!!!!!!!!!! I recommend it to everyone. It was very entertaining and funny, nobody would not like it. Everything is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.