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Plan B

A Novel

Jonathan Tropper

St. Martin's Press

Turning thirty was never supposed to be like this. Ten years ago, Ben, Lindsey, Chuck, Alison, and Jack graduated from New York University and went out into the world, fresh-faced and full of dreams for the future. But now Ben's getting a divorce; Lindsey's unemployed; Alison and Chuck seem stuck in ruts of their own making; and Jack is getting more publicity for his cocaine addiction than his multimillion-dollar Hollywood successes.

Suddenly, turning thirty-- past the age their parents were when they were born, older than every current star athlete or pop music sensation-- seems to be both more meaningful and less than they'd imagined ten years ago.

Jonathan Tropper's wonderful debut novel is about more than friendship, love, celebrity, addiction, kidnapping, or even turning thirty-- it's a heartfelt comic riff on what it means to be an adult against your will, to be single when you thought you'd have a family, to discover you are not, in fact, immortal, and to learn that Star Wars is as good a life lesson today as it was when you were six years old.

Turning thirty was never supposed to be like this. Ten years ago, Ben, Lindsey, Chuck, Alison, and Jack graduated from New York University and went out into the world, fresh-faced and full of dreams for the future. But now Ben's getting a divorce; Lindsey's unemployed; Alison and Chuck seem stuck in ruts of their own making; and Jack is getting more publicity for his cocaine addiction than his multimillion-dollar Hollywood successes.

Suddenly, turning thirty-- past the age their parents were when they were born, older than every current star athlete or pop music sensation-- seems to be both more meaningful and less than they'd imagined ten years ago.

Jonathan Tropper's wonderful debut novel is about more than friendship, love, celebrity, addiction, kidnapping, or even turning thirty-- it's a heartfelt comic riff on what it means to be an adult against your will, to be single when you thought you'd have a family, to discover you are not, in fact, immortal, and to learn that Star Wars is as good a life lesson today as it was when you were six years old.

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Praise for Plan B

"If The Big Chill had Gen X angst, you would probably have something like Plan B...[Tropper] does it with wit, insight, and a lot of fun cultural references to the '80s."-- Booklist

"Madcap...Entertaining as Friends...Tropper keeps the story moving at a brisk pace with crackling TV dialogue."-- Publishers Weekly

"To Tropper's credit, Plan B is a bit like life-- or at least, like entertainment."-- Los Angeles Times
"If The Big Chill had Gen X angst, you would probably have something like Plan B...[Tropper] does it with wit, insight, and a lot of fun cultural references to the '80s."-- Booklist

"Madcap...Entertaining as Friends...Tropper keeps the story moving at a brisk pace with crackling TV dialogue."-- Publishers Weekly

"To Tropper's credit, Plan B is a bit like life-- or at least, like entertainment."-- Los Angeles Times

Reviews from Goodreads

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Jonathan Tropper

  • JONATHAN TROPPER is also the author of This Is Where I Leave You, How to Talk to a Widower, Everything Changes, and The Book of Joe. He lives with his family in Westchester, New York, where he teaches writing at Manhattanville College. He is currently adapting This Is Where I Leave You as a feature film for Warner Bros. studios.

  • Jonathan Tropper
    Jonathan Tropper
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Plan B

A Novel

Jonathan Tropper

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