The Day I Turned Uncool by Dan Zevin
Confessions of a Reluctant Grown-Up

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Available for the first time in eBook from the master of “Seinfeld-ian nothingness” (Time) a comic, not-so-coming-of-age tale of transitioning from his twenties to his thirties, recently optioned by Adam Sandler along with Dan Gets a Minivan.

Sooner or later, each of us must face the day we develop a disturbing new interest in lawn care; the day we order Sauvignon Blanc instead of Rolling Rock; the day we refuse to see any concert where we cannot sit down. Sooner or later, each of us must face the day we turn uncool.

Dan Zevin, who “was never exactly Fonz-like to begin with,” is having a hilariously hard time moving from his twenties to his thirties, and he confesses everything in these witty, self-deprecating tales. As he shamefully employs his first cleaning lady, becomes abnormally attached to his dog, and commits flagrant acts of home improvement, Dan’s headed for an early midlife crisis—and a better-late-than-never revelation: Growing up is really nothing to be reluctant about. In fact, it’s very cool.
 

About Dan Zevin

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Dan Zevin has been a comic correspondent for National Public Radio’s WBUR, the humor columnist for Boston Magazine and the Boston Phoenix, and a contributor to publications, including Rolling Stone, Maxim, Details, Glamour, Elle, and Parenting. A Thurber Humor Award finalist for The Day I Turned Uncool, he is also the author of Entry-Level Life, The Nearly-Wed Handbook, and most recently, Dan Gets a Minivan. Dan lives with his wife and their two children in the suburbs of New York City. He is an active member of his local Costco.
 
Published June 12, 2012 by Scribner. 192 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Zevin’s diverting humor flows easily, from his efforts to prepare interesting material to present in sessions with his shrink to his plans to acquire a Roth IRA like all the other grown-ups .

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Zevin is simultaneously satisfied with his grown-up status and piqued about the changes it has brought: "The way I figure it, all my friends were pretty much in the same economic boat when we were first starting out, falling into the tax bracket officially known as 'piss-poor.' Then some of us s...

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The images of a youthful Zevin eagerly sleeping on train-station steps and exulting over the "primo hash" that's "totally allowed" in Denmark, contrasted with the current Zevin's fuming over the "poor air quality" in a Spanish train, are simultaneously funny and eerie, at least for anyone who's b...

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