The Lonely Guy and the Slightly Older Guy [NOOK Book]

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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. Now these...
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Overview


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. Now these classic humor books are available together for the first time in a single paperback edition from Grove Press. With a new afterword about "The Considerably Older Guy," this edition deals with such topics as divorce and grandchildren. 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802197429
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 573,115
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author


Bruce Jay Friedman is the author of seven novels and four story collections. He is also a screenwriter and playwright.
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Table of Contents

The Lonely Guy
Introduction: Who Are the Lonely Guys? 3
Part 1 The Basics
The Lonely Guy's Apartment 10
The Lonely Guy's Cookbook 26
Grooming 40
Lonely Guy on the Run 51
Eating Alone in Restaurants 60
Part 2 Life's Little Challenges and Dilemmas
The Lonely Guy with Temperature 70
Business Affairs 79
On the Couch 93
At the Typewriter 102
Part 3 Perks
The Lonely Guy and His Dog 114
How to Take a Successful Nap 122
At the Beach 128
Sex and the Lonely Guy 139
Epilogue: Whither the Lonely Guy 149
The Slightly Older Guy
Introduction: Who (or What) Is a Slightly Older Guy? 155
Part 1 Exploring the New Territory
Telltale Signs That You're a Member of the Club 161
Chin Fat 164
Speak, Memory--Please 166
Sex and the Slightly Older Guy 170
Insults and Rejections 175
Part 2 Shaping Up
A Diet for the Slightly Older Guy 183
Earrings and Ponytails 189
A Wardrobe Update 194
At the Baseline 196
Some Other Roads to Fitness 201
"The Doctor Will See You Now" 204
Two Sinful Pursuits 209
Part 3 Affairs of the Heart
A Circle of Friends 215
Divorce--and the Ex-Wife 220
The Slightly Older Wife 222
The Slightly Older Guy and His Kids 225
Dating--and the Eleventh-Hour Romance 228
A Young Wife 234
Part 4 Affairs of the Pocketbook
Some Small and Painless Economies 241
The (Forcibly) Retired Slightly Older Guy (and Some Career Opportunities) 246
The Last Word: Wills, Burial Plots, Epitaphs 253
Part 5 The Large Arena
A Run for Office 261
A Word about P.C. 265
Part 6 Ease On Down the Road
Making Your Life Comfortable 269
Back on the Highway 273
Slightly Older Guy Treats 278
The Country Life 284
Part 7 The Future--Such as It is
Get Ready to Meet Your Maker 291
In Sum 294
Acknowledgments 297
Afterword: The Considerably Older Guy 299
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