This Book Will Save Your Life


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This work is short listed for the Richard & Judy Book Club 2007. It is an uplifting story set in Los Angeles about one man's effort to bring himself back to life. Richard is a modern day everyman; a middle-aged divorcee trading stocks out of his home. He has done such a good job getting his life under control that he needs no one. His life has slowed almost to a standstill, until two incidents conspire to hurl him back into the world. One day he wakes up with a knotty cramp in his back, which rapidly develops into an all ...

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Dec 12, 2007

Quirky, fun, intelligent, set in L.A.

A man who has escaped all emotional involvements and regulated his life with his nutritionist, personal trainer, and cleaning woman as his only contacts, is suddenly forced to start relating to people and animals, including the son he abandoned. Told in a crisp and literate style, plot moves quickly, filled with generous characters. So glad I found it having never read a review becaue when I looked up the review in the NY Times, was horrified to see how Michiko Kakutani panned it (she can vicious).

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