“Corman’s novel is a work of art. The journey is joyous.” Los Angeles Times
The classic, best-selling novel of a successful ad man from the Mad Men era. Steve Robbins, burned out, his marriage failing, returns to his roots in his old neighborhood in the Bronx to find the piece of himself that he left behind.
Caught in the mainstream of modern marriage and success, he realizes his dreams have come true and they are not what he wanted at all.
So Steve goes back to where the dreams began. And he tries to find what he has run right past, being connected, being happy.
|Publisher:||Barricade Books, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Avery Corman is the author of the memoir, My Old Neighborhood Remembered, and the novels, Kramer vs. Kramer, Oh, God! , The Bust-Out King, The Old Neighborhood, 50, Prized Possessions, The Big Hype, A Perfect Divorce, The Boyfriend from Hell. He has also written nonfiction for many publications, including numerous articles forThe New York Times. He lives in Fort Lee, N.J.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Steven Robbins, advertising executive, has reached the top of his profession, as has his wife in hers, and the couple has the perfect life - or so they thought, until the pressures of their careers drive them apart, and they undergo a trial separation. During that time an unhappy Steve remakes his life, resigning from his job and starting a new life in the old Bronx neighborhood he grew up in, eventually recreating a less stressful and more satisfying life for himself. This novel by the author of "Oh, God" and "Kramer vs. Kramer" is lesser known than those two books which were made into fine movies, but it is a good story all the same, with a life-affirming ending that would give hope to anybody trapped in a similar struggle for filthy lucre. I also envy Steve the eventual career he created for himself.
I found this book interesting and easy reading. Fairly good believable story line, not too heavy. Short and sweet.
first person an autobiography up to the end. he relates what he did thinks and how people appeared to him literally what happened it was interestibg to read but evoked no emotion since all had already happened