Dan Gets A Minivan

Dan Gets A Minivan

Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad

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Baker & Taylor
Dan Zevin, master of "Seinfeld-ian nothingness" (Time), is trying his best to make the transition from couplehood to familyhood. Acclimating to the adult-oriented lifestyle has never been his strong suit, and this slice-of-midlife story chronicles the whole hilarious journey--from instituting date night to joining Costco; from touring Disneyland to recovering from knee surgery; from losing ambition to gaining perspective. Where it's all heading is anyone's guess, but, for Dan, suburbia's calling--and hisminivan has GPS. -- Jacket, p. [2].

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A stay-at-home father describes the whirlwind that took over his life after his marriage, profiling his uproarious daily experiences with his working wife, interfering mom, exuberant young children, under-motivated dog and prescription for antidepressants. 35,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
A coming-of-middle-age tale told with warmth and wit, Dan Gets a Minivan provides the one thing every parent really needs: comic relief. Whether you’re a dude, a dad, or someone who’s married to either, fasten your seat belt and prepare to crack up.

The least hip citizen of Brooklyn, Dan Zevin has a working wife, two small children, a mother who visits each week to “help,” and an obese Labrador mutt who prefers to be driven rather than walked. How he got to this point is a bit of a blur. There was a wedding, and then there was a puppy. A home was purchased in New England. A wife was promoted and transferred to New York. A town house. A new baby boy. A new baby girl. A stay-at-home dad was born. A prescription for Xanax was filled. Gray hairs appeared; gray hairs fell out. Six years passed in six seconds. And then came the minivan.

Dan Zevin, master of “Seinfeld-ian nothingness” (Time), is trying his best to make the transition from couplehood to familyhood. Acclimating to the adult-oriented lifestyle has never been his strong suit, and this slice-of-midlife story chronicles the whole hilarious journey—from instituting date night to joining Costco; from touring Disneyland to recovering from knee surgery; from losing ambition to gaining perspective. Where it’s all heading is anyone’s guess, but, for Dan, suburbia’s calling—and his minivan has GPS.

Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2012
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781451656145
1451656149
9781451606461
145160646X
9781451606478
Branch Call Number: 814.6 Z61d
Characteristics: 217 p. : ill. ; 23 cm

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Jul 28, 2012

Great commentary on the angst of growing older and (gasp!) growing up.

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