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eBook The Day I Turned Uncool: Confessions of a Reluctant Grown-Up ePub

by Dan Zevin

  • ISBN: 037550706X
  • Category: Humor
  • Subcategory: Entertainment
  • Author: Dan Zevin
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Villard Books; 1st edition (June 2002)
  • Pages: 192
  • ePub book: 1779 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1362 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 119

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Zevin is a master humorist who delivers his message quickly and with a punch. So you can imagine that I related to Dan Zevin's confessions of uncoolness in this very funny book. The absolute highlight of the collection is Zevin's essay which alternates passages from his journal during his junior year abroad with his experiences fifteen years later visiting his younger brother in Spain. Junior year was THE MOST INTENSE experience, closing down bars, being "stoked," sleeping in train stations, and finding truth and beauty in music and literature.

Dan Zevin is so uncool he’s cool. So you can imagine that I related to Dan Zevin's confessions of uncoolness in this very funny book

Dan Zevin is so uncool he’s cool. His cogent and hilarious self-deprecations are literature’s answer to the elasticized waistband: They forgive. Zevin's humor is so fresh and clever that you have to forgive him for hanging onto his frat boy mentality into his thirties and instead laugh out loud. I highly recommend this book for people who, like Zevin (and me), feel as though they suddenly woke up realizing they're too old for doing Jello shots until 3 . but just old enough to serve Jello parfaits to their dinner party guests. 3 people found this helpful.

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Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. 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.

Dan Zevin's latest book Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad (Scribner) is the winner of the 2013 Thurber . His last two books, Dan Gets a Minivan and The Day I Turned Uncool, have been optioned by Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions.

Dan Zevin's latest book Dan Gets a Minivan: Life at the Intersection of Dude and Dad (Scribner) is the winner of the 2013 Thurber Prize for American Humor. Dan has followed his readers through each phase of life, from post-college coping (Entry-Level Life) to tying the knot (The Nearly-wed Handbook) to developing a disturbing new interest in lawn care and wine tastings (The Day I Turned Uncool: Confessions of a Reluctant Grownup).

The day I turned uncool. confessions of a reluctant grown-up. Published 2002 by Villard in New York. 1st ed. by Dan Zevin.

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Comments

interactive man interactive man
Hey, I'm 36. Six years ago I was crashing in laundry rooms in houses with, as Dan Zevin puts it, "more roommates than rooms." I strode through the streets of Seattle after dark without fear, carrying kicky little handbags made of cola cans, and met most of my ever-changing circle of boyfriends through personal ads in an alternative paper. Now I'm hooked up with one person, own part of a condo, and the hippest thing about me is my actual hips, which have broadened to accommodate my two kids. So OF COURSE I'm gonna' find Zevin's book-The Day I Turned Uncool-better than anything I've read this summer. It's like reading my own diary. And of course I'm gonna' find this book funny. Hilariously funny. Milk-through-your-nose hilariously funny.
I identified most strongly with three basic themes in Zevin's essays First, there is a sense of ashamed of privilege or ownership ("I Take Pride in My Lawn," "I Joined a Health Club," "I Hired a Cleaning Lady"). Second, there are signs of aging ("I Am a Figure of Authority", "My Social Circle Has Shriveled and Shrunk", "Getting Dressed is Getting Harder"). And third, there are essays reflecting a general fear of drifting into even deeper realms of the uncool ("Going Out Has Been Replaced by Going Out to Dinner", "The World is No Longer My Oyster," "Paternal Instincts are Plaguing Me"). I identified so strongly I read passages of this book to anyone who would listen. My partner, my brother, the other Mommies in my toddler's playgroup-we all compared notes and found this book to be truer than true. Ruefully true. And funny. Did I mention funny already?
But when I read some passages to my parents, who still find Willie Nelson cool, they shrugged. Sure, it was amusing, but they thought Zevin had a long ways to go. So yeah-I would have given this book 5 stars. I'm a Gen Xer who was once glad to have enough money for a bottomless cup of coffee and am now glad to have an IRA. But it looks like the appeal is limited to me & my kind.
ladushka ladushka
Dan Zevin has written a very funny collection of 24 essays about aging. If you've ever looked in the mirror and seen your mother (or father) looking back at you and then realized that was YOUR face, then this book is for you. The general feeling Zevin shares about aging is surprise. Inside he doesn't feel any different than he did in college, but on the outside things are changing. Well, except the clothes from college that he's still wearing.

Time alone has pushed him into a world of yard work and real jobs, no more all-nighters and the realization that some things really are easier if you're not high. I still feel 21 inside, too, even though I'm well past my expiration date. This is a fun book that reads a little like Dave Barry and takes some of the sting out of aging.
Duzshura Duzshura
A friend of mine lent me this book after he finished it, and I thought it was hilariously funny!! So much so, that I went out and purchased my own copy, just so I could have it on hand to read again, and pass along to others. Dan Zevin captures life as our generation knows it. An east coast (native to Jersey) guy, Dan Zevin and I have stomped the same ground and he cleverly captures mutual thoughts, and expresses himself in an amazing, self-deprecating way we can all relate to. Read this two times already, and am planning a third time through shortly.
Lo◘Ve Lo◘Ve
At the age of 37, I'm still shocked when a friend of mine announces a pregnancy or until recently, an engagement. I find myself thinking, "We aren't old enough to be married, parents, etc" This past summer, I got engaged, and the sight of the ring on my left hand still shocks me sometimes. Pleasantly, though. So it is no wonder that I could relate so well to Dan Zevin's insight on the process of growing up. You know next on my list will be his book about getting married...But before then, I have to take a minute and highly recommend this read to all those out there who never thought adulthood would happen to them, or at least not the "grown up" aspects of it. Though, Dan's insight into the process of recognizing you have indeed become an adult, and an Uncool one at that, is written with that rare comic eye that can see the irony and the humor in the smallest detail. You know, the very talent that made Larry David (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm) the comic legend he is. And it is that talent that will have you laughing out loud, (though hopefully you won't be traveling alone on an airplane as I was. i thought i was going to get "removed" to the back of the plane), in recognition or sometimes in sympathy as is the case with his father who calls Bruce Springsteen "The Bruce". Not only do I recommend that you read the book, buy a couple of copies and pass along to your friends.
MisterMax MisterMax
I should know something about being uncool: I just bought a mini-van. So you can imagine that I related to Dan Zevin's confessions of uncoolness in this very funny book. Zevin's humor is so fresh and clever that you have to forgive him for hanging onto his frat boy mentality into his thirties and instead laugh out loud. I highly recommend this book for people who, like Zevin (and me), feel as though they suddenly woke up realizing they're too old for doing Jello shots until 3 a.m., but just old enough to serve Jello parfaits to their dinner party guests.
Jogrnd Jogrnd
Have a great laugh with Dan Z. These stories are extremely funny. His life has been much "cooler" than mine has, for sure! I read this when it was released several years ago and recently skimmed it again. Light and easy read to get done over a weekend.
Lcena Lcena
Love this writer!
a fantastic, quick, laugh-out-loud read.