In his debut, acclaimed bestselling author Jonathan Tropper captured the anxiety and humor of a group of friends as they near their thirtieth birthdays and have to come to terms with a milestone that they never thought would be like this. Ten years ago, they went into the world full of dreams for the future. But now Ben’s getting a divorce, Lindsey’s unemployed, Alison and Chuck are stuck in ruts, and Jack is getting more publicity for his cocaine addiction than his Hollywood success. Suddenly, turning thirty seems to be both more meaningful and less than they’d imagined it to be.Tropper’s endearing novel is about more than 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.
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Praise for Jonathan Tropper and Plan B“When I read McInerney’s Bright Lights, Big City years ago, I realized that McInerney was going to hit big. I had the same feeling when I read Plan B, and I’ll go a step further: Tropper’s a much better writer . . . I raced through the novel, thoroughly intrigued.”—Rocky Mountain News on Plan B“[A] smartly comic novel . . . Mr. Tropper’s dialogue here is fresh and fast.”—The New York Times on This Is Where I Leave You“It’s amazing what can happen in the hands of the casually brilliant author . . . A.”—Entertainment Weekly
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.