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Early Bird Everyone Says They Would Like To Retire Early, But Rodney Rothman Actually Did It Forty Years Early Burnt Out, He Decides At The Age Of Twenty Eight To Get An Early Start On His Golden Years He Travels To Boca Raton, Florida, Where He Moves In With An Elderly Piano Teacher At Century Village, A Retirement Community That Is Home To Thousands Of Senior Citizens Early Bird Is An Irreverent, Hilarious, And Ultimately Warmhearted Account Of Rodney S Journey Deep Into The Heart Of Retirement Rodney Struggles For Acceptance From The Senior Citizens He Shares A Swimming Pool With And Battles With Cranky Octogenarians Who Want Him Off Their Turf Before Long He Observes, I Don T Think Tuesdays With Morrie Would Have Been Quite So Uplifting If That Guy Had To Spend Than One Day A Week With Morrie In The Spirit Of Retirement, Rodney Fashions A Busy Schedule Of Suntanning, Shuffleboard, And Gambling Cruises As The Months Pass, His Neighbors Seem To Forget That He Is Fifty Years Younger Than They Are He Finds Himself The Potential Romantic Interest Of An Aging Femme Fatale He Joins A Senior Softball Club And Is Disturbed To Learn That He Is The Worst Player On The Team Early Bird Is A Funny, Insightful, And Moving Look At What Happens To Us When We Retire, Viewed From A Remarkably Premature Perspective Any Reader Who Plans On Becoming An Old Person Will Enjoy Joining Rodney On His Strange Journey, As He Reconsiders His Notions Of Romance, Family, Friendship, And Ultimately, Whether He S Ever Going Back To Work.


10 thoughts on “Early Bird

  1. says:

    Rothman is part of the ever growing number of writer s who set of on a predetermined venture of which they are paid to write about This type of story typically works for me because I don t mind living vicariously through writing, these books are typically quite humorous and often I le...


  2. says:

    Where s your coat It s not that cold You re going to catch a cold if you don t wear a coat It s 82 degrees outside I know Where s your coat Put on your coat Yes ma am Rodney Rothman, I wish I were you I wish I were a former head writer for The Late Show with David Letterman I wish I had gotten to work on the Judd Apatow television show Undeclared I ve read some of your McSweeney s articles, and I laughed at them I ve seen your name pop up on shows like The Office You re that w Where s your coat It s not that cold You re going to catch a cold if you don t wear a coat It s 82 degrees outside I know Where s your coat Put on your coat Yes ma am Rodney Rothman, I wish I were you I wish I were a former head writer for The Late Show with David Letterman I wish I had gotten to work on the Judd Apatow television show Undeclared I ve rea...


  3. says:

    This is fun Not too deep but poignant at times Rodney Rothman at one time the head writer for Letterman decides to retire early and move to Florida The catch is that he is 28 He moves to a retirement complex for 6 months to research this book Funny and clever at times.


  4. says:

    Rodney Rothman s humour is delightful in this quirky book about a 27 year old, who finds himselfunemployed and decides to give retirement a try.Found myself chucklingoften than not


  5. says:

    the david sedaris comparisons in the cover flap reviews as well as by the author himself throughout the book are something i just don t see this book was funny enough to make me crack some semblence of a smile 2 or 3 times in reading this book, but i never laughed out loud, andthan anything, i felt a little depressed reading it i don t know why i thought this book would be funny even after reading this book especially after retiring and aging are not things i look forward to.additi the david sedaris comparisons in the cover flap reviews as well as by the author himself throughout the book are something i just don t see this book was funny enough to make me crack some semblence of a smile 2 or 3 times in reading this book, but i never laughed out loud, andthan anything, i felt a little depressed rea...


  6. says:

    from the book re Amy, a friend in her 90s I call Amy a few weeks later to apologize I feel bad about how I acted with her I m not sure what got into me God knows what kind of maniac I ll become when someone who is closer to me, like my parents, gets to be her age I m understanding a bit better now why so many of the elderly people I know at Century Village have strained relationships with their children There s a lot of tension that comes from watching people you know grow old and helples from the book re Amy, a friend in her 90s I call Amy a few weeks later to apologize I feel bad about how I acted with her I m not sure what got into me God knows what kind of maniac I ll become when someone who is closer to me, like my parents, gets to be her age I m understanding a bit better now why so many of the elderly people I know at Century Village have strained relationships with their children There s a lo...


  7. says:

    I thought Early Bird was interesting but too staged You ve got this successful Jewish writer who won t stop talking about how Jewish he is parlaying his success into a book deal through which he moves to Florida for spontaneous interactions with retirees I don t know Rather than experience retirement then writing the book, the book was clearly in the forefront of his mind throughout the experience Let s go to Florida and write a funny book about old people He does treat the old folks I thought Early Bird was interesting but too staged You ve got this successful Jewish writer who won t stop talking about how Jewish he is parlaying his success into a book deal through which he moves to Florida for spontaneous interactions with retirees I don t know Rather than experience retirement then writing the book, the book was clearly in the forefront of his mind throughout the expe...


  8. says:

    This is an easy read , I heard from several Yes it is, but primarily because there is nothing substantive about it A young guy loses his job, decides to do pretend retirement , and subsequently writes about it Each chapter is a short story about some interaction he has in the retirement community The cover jacket touts that this book is so funny but I didn t laugh at all through the whole book The jokes felt too contrived and many of them were sacreligious in my opinion, taking away any c This is an easy read , I heard from several Yes it is, but primarily because there is nothing substantive about it A young guy loses his job, decides to do pretend retirement , and subsequently writes about it Each chapter is a short story about some interaction he has in the retirement community The cover jacket touts that this bo...


  9. says:

    Rodney is 28 Rodney loses his job Rodney considers going on vacation Rodney remembers his best vacations visiting his grandparents at their retirement home in Florida Rodney decides to retire 40 years early Just to check it out, you know He literally moves into a retirement community, renting out a room in an elderly lady s condo He has a bit of difficulty making friends with his neighbors they re all pretty friendly until they realize that he isn t anyone s grandson He joins clubs l Rodney is 28 Rodney loses his job Rodney considers going on vacation Rodney remembers his best vacations visiting his grandparents at their retirement home in Florida Rodney decides to retire 40 years early Just to check it out, you know He literally moves into a retirement community, renting out a room in an elderly lady s condo He has a bit of difficulty making friends with his neighbors they re all pretty friendly until they realize that he isn t anyone s grandson He joins clubs lots and lots of clubs The Newcomers Club, the Not For Women Only Club, the Shuffleboard Club He makes new friends and is the scared recipient of a seventy five year old woman s come on he doesn t go through with it He finds the foulest mouthed old woman in the world and ends up yelling at her Throughout the six plus months, we go with Rodney as he experiences the world of retirement and does some investigating into his future.Not as funny as advertisedbut are they ever, really Not a bad ...


  10. says:

    I loved Early Bird Rodney Rothman takes you on a dysfunctional vacation to Florida, amongst floral print couches, guffawing retirees, silly grandmas, and four dollar buffets These things themselves aren t very interesting, but Rothman synthesizes a broad array of ridiculous Floridians and their quirky habits, all the while using a fantastic observational voice.It is contemplative at times, usually gut busting, and mostly light hearted Although this book didn t challenge me or screw with my mi I loved Early Bird Rodney Rothman takes you on a dysfunctional vacation to Florida, amongst floral print couches, guffawing retirees, silly grandmas, and four dollar buffets These things themselves aren t very interesting, but Rothman synthesizes a broad array of ridiculous Floridians and their quirky habits, all the while using a fantastic observational voice.It is contemplative at times, usually gut busting, and mostly light hearted Although this book didn t challenge me or screw with my mind, it still gets four stars for making me laugh, pulling me out of rainy Seattle to sun soaked Boca Raton, and providing wonderful characters along the way It was my loosen up book...


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