Friday, October 19, 2012

One Last Thing Before I Go

One Last Thing Before I Go
by Jonathan Tropper

Drew Silver has been floating through a mid-life crisis for years now. He was once famous as the drummer in a popular rock band, married to the woman he loved and father to a new baby daughter. Now he makes his living doing gigs at weddings, his divorced wife is getting remarried, and his estranged, Princeton-bound daughter has confided in him that she's pregnant (only because she doesn't care what he thinks). When he finds out he's got a heart condition that needs immediate surgery, he decides his life as it has become is not worth saving. Instead of having the surgery he decides to use the time he has left to reconnect with his family and try to become a better person. As with Tropper's other novels, One Last Thing Before I Go is full of well-developed, likable characters. He manages to deal with middle-aged angst and failed dreams in a real but witty and humorous way. Several of Tropper's books, including this one, have been optioned for movies. But you know the book is always better than the movie, so read it first! [All of Tropper's books are strikingly similar, and all are engaging, fun reads.] -- recommended by Steph E. - Anderson and Bethany Branch Libraries

[ One Last Thing Before I Go page on the official Jonathan Tropper web site ]
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