Like you, Perry Block is a Baby Boomer who turned around one day in 1978 and suddenly found himself 40 years later at an age he always thought was exclusively reserved for people's parents.
Through a series of often hilarious essays, Perry tries to make sense of it all, aided by his son Brandon and a host of other real and fictitious characters, including Batman, Cupid, the Legendary Jewish Vampire Vlad the Retailer, Richard Nixon, Moses, and more.
Every Boomer concern is here - aging angst, fatherhood, the singles life, friendships, fading looks and physicality, social trends, the1960's, religion, Judaism, the writing life, parody and satire, self-deprecation, and the nagging worry that not only has he measured his life in coffee spoons, frequently the coffee hasn't even been hot.
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About the Author
Writing has been a passion for Perry ever since he learned that it does not require math. His website is at www.perryblock.com. "Perry Block - Nouveau Old, Formerly Cute" is his first book.
Kindly put your life on hold waiting for the next one.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this collection of humorous blogs by Perry Block. Funny, entertaining, and sometimes poignant, the more than 80 short stories reveal the amusing side of everything from redefining the terms of the Baby-Boomer generations to trying to relate to his 16-year-old son and friends while driving them to a rock concert. Batman, Albert Camus, and the “War on Christmas” also appear and receive hilarious treatment. I particularly liked the stories about Perry’s relationship with his son. One of my favorites was “Be Him,” wherein Perry asks his college-age son to transform back into the 8-year-old boy in the family photo, knowing that time moves onward. One story title is “I drink, therefore I spill.” I could say that “Perry Block writes, therefore I read, laugh, and enjoy.” This book is great, witty entertainment.