Anyone know of a good book where a man has to deal with hitting middle-age? I like books and films where I can empathize with characters who are in the same boat as I am so I'm trying to find a book that deals with this topic.
Ha! I just picked up the audio book of this the other day as it looked like something I'd be interested in. I noticed on GoodReads that some people don't care for the main character (short on redeeming qualities) but nearly everyone seems to like the author's prose. Hopefully, I'll enjoy the first book and will want to go through the entire series as the sequels are getting higher ratings than the original.
No it isn't. Spoiler alertA good film is 10 With Dudley Moore and Bo Derek
This is probably because the author, John Updike, was in middle age when he wrote it, if I recall correctly (edit - nope, not quite). It's not an uncommon theme, and very difficult for an average author to pull off, especially when it comes to anything hinting of pop culture references. Sometimes you can just tell when a boomer wrote a character. Steven King pulp comes to mind.