Humorist Jerry Zezima has always had an empty head. Now that his two daughters have flown the coop, he and his wife have an empty nest. The girls aren't completely out of the house, of course, because a lot of their stuff is still there.
Written with warmth and hilarity, "The Empty Nest Chronicles" is sure to appeal to parents who miss their kids but now have a chance to rediscover each other, to recall what life was like BC (Before Children), and to ask the eternal empty-nester question: Are we having fun yet?
Praise for "The Empty Nest Chronicles"
" 'The Empty Nest Chronicles' is brimming with laughs." - Bill Geist, "CBS News Sunday Morning" correspondent
"Reading 'The Empty Nest Chronicles' is like having a hilarious conversation with the nicest guy you'll ever meet. Self-deprecating, gentle, and really funny." - W. Bruce Cameron, New York Times bestselling author of "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter," "A Dog's Purpose," and "A Dog's Journey"
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
By Dawn W. I hurt my stomach laughing so hard at Jerry Zezima's first book, "Leave It to Boomer," so I figured I'd injure myself again and buy "The Empty Nest Chronicles." And, sure enough, my abs are sore from cackling at this guy's goofy antics, this time revolving around the fact that his two beloved daughters have moved out of the house, leaving only his dear wife to suffer his shenanigans. Funny, funny book, divided into brief chapters that I could enjoy in bed each night, snorting and laughing and keeping my husband awake.
This is the second book that Jerry Zezima has written. It was my special nighttime treasure, much to the distress of my husband, whom I kept waking up with my laughter. I read Chapter 16 in a quiet waiting room at a medical office, and I doubt they will let me back in again. Something about disturbing the peace. Oops. Jerry poignantly traces the empty nest turf with absolute hilarity and wit! Anyone who has a family - or for that matter, anyone who has ever seen anyone else's family - will identify...tears of laughter will roll down the face, so keep the tissues handy, for the humor and also the sweetness of the experience we face as parents. ~Kathy Eliscu, author "Not Even Dark Chocolate Can Fix This Mess"
Once again Jerry Zezima delivers a hilarious book! He is so adept at finding humor in everyday life and in family and friend relationships. If you want a book that will make you laugh and make your day...this is the one!
"The Empty Nest Chronicles" is full of humor and warmth. Which means it could have been called "The Full Empty Nest Chronicles," but that would have been confusing. Jerry Zezima's writing is certainly not confusing -- it's clear and graceful. And did I mention humorous? Hilarious, actually. Jerry writes about life after his two daughters left home (hence the book's title), but also about his wife, his friends, losing power in his house, entering a mustache contest, taking various kinds of lessons, and much more. He's the nicest and funniest guy you could ever hope to meet in a book -- and his book ends with a moving epilogue. As you can see, none of the star shapes were left "Empty" in this five-star review.