Plan B: A Novel

Paperback | May 11, 2010

byJonathan Tropper

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Turning thirty was never supposed to be like this. Ten years ago, Ben, Lindsey, Chuck, Alison, and Jack graduated from New York University and went out into the world, fresh-faced and full of dreams for the future. But now Ben's getting a divorce; Lindsey's unemployed; Alison and Chuck seem stuck in ruts of their own making; and Jack is getting more publicity for his cocaine addiction than his multimillion-dollar Hollywood successes.

Suddenly, turning thirty-- past the age their parents were when they were born, older than every current star athlete or pop music sensation-- seems to be both more meaningful and less than they'd imagined ten years ago.

Plan B, Jonathan Tropper's wonderful debut novel, is about more than friendship, love, celebrity, addiction, kidnapping, or even turning thirty-- it's a heartfelt comic riff on what it means to be an adult against your will, to be single when you thought you'd have a family, to discover you are not, in fact, immortal, and to learn that Star Wars is as good a life lesson today as it was when you were six years old.

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Turning thirty was never supposed to be like this. Ten years ago, Ben, Lindsey, Chuck, Alison, and Jack graduated from New York University and went out into the world, fresh-faced and full of dreams for the future. But now Ben's getting a divorce; Lindsey's unemployed; Alison and Chuck seem stuck in ruts of their own making; and Jack i...

Jonathan Tropper is also the author of This Is Where I Leave You, How to Talk to a Widower, Everything Changes, and The Book of Joe. He lives with his family in Westchester, New York, where he teaches writing at Manhattanville College. He is currently adapting This Is Where I Leave You as a feature film for Warner Bros. studios.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.26 × 5.47 × 1.01 inPublished:May 11, 2010Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312645074

ISBN - 13:9780312645076

Customer Reviews of Plan B: A Novel

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as good as his others I think this was his first novel, and it's good, but not amazing as I found his other books to be. I found it entertaining and a bit fluffy, a good summer read but nothing great.
Date published: 2014-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Plan B What to say.....I love Jonathan Tropper novels, here again he had me in stitches with one main character. Enjoyed the book, I recommend if you haven't read Jonathan Tropper before that you make him a must read.
Date published: 2013-11-15

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Editorial Reviews

"Madcap...Entertaining as Friends...Tropper keeps the story moving at a brisk pace with crackling TV dialogue." -Publishers Weekly"It's amazing what can happen in the hands of the casually brilliant author . . . A." -Entertainment Weekly"To Tropper's credit, Plan B is a bit like life-- or at least, like entertainment." -Los Angeles Times"If The Big Chill had Gen X angst, you would probably have something like Plan B...[Tropper] does it with wit, insight, and a lot of fun cultural references to the '80s." -Booklist"When I read McInerney's Bright Lights, Big City years ago, I realized that McInerney was going to hit big. I had the same feeling when I read Plan B, and I'll go a step further: Tropper's a much better writer . . . I raced through the novel, thoroughly intrigued." -Rocky Mountain News on Plan Btertainment Weekly