I Just Want My Pants Back by David Rosen
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Now a new MTV series, from acclaimed director and executive producer Doug Liman (“Mr. and Mrs. Smith, “Swingers,” “Go,” “Bourne Identity”)

Jason Strider is a twentysomething young man in the city, with an English degree from an Ivy League university, a very small apartment in the West Village, a vapid job as a receptionist at a casting agency—and no particular idea what to do with his life. On most evenings, Jason gets stoned and goes out, sometimes with his party-hearty school chum Tina and sometimes alone in the immemorial male quest to get laid or, if not, get hammered enough to really regret it the next day and be late for work.

Then one night Jason has athletic, appliance-assisted intercourse with a cute girl named Jane—and ends up lending her his Dickies jeans. Many, many e-mails and text messages later, he is unable to reconnect with her and is reduced to the plaint “I just want my pants back.” How he does, in a most unexpected way, find those pants, and how maturity and mortality come to enter his slacker’s existence, form the matter of this smart, raunchily comic, and finally affecting first novel.
 

About David Rosen

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David J Rosen is a writer based in Brooklyn. He is the creator and executive producer of I Just Want My Pants Back on MTV, and also the author of What's That Job And How The Hell Do I Get It?
 
Published August 7, 2007 by Broadway Books. 242 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In fact, he plays everyone but Jason, a Cornell honors grad (God help American higher education) who “works” a dead-end gig casting non-talents for ads but who is mainly—as he prettily puts it—“blinded by vagina.” Jason chases Petey through bars, gulping Vicodin and Grail-questing for “Cute Post-...

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Jason Strider, the slacker-hero of former ad-man and MTV series creator Rosen's screwball debut novel, is a recent Cornell grad more interested in marijuana, booze and quick lays than his boring job or romantic relationships.

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The banter at the bar, the leisure at his job, and the description of Jason and Jane's refrigerator intercourse were elements that kept me turning.

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He generally exudes the feeling that he doesn't have much motivation, so when he nonchalantly engages with a hair-twirling socialite named Jane, he becomes excited with the opportunity to intimately interact with another female.

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Pervasive sexuality among young adults spans from graphic conversations that touch on masturbation, "dry spells" between intercourse, and how sex improves a person's self-image to physical encounters that show couples undressing (to bras and underwear), making out, and getting in position for the...

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