Approaching the very middle of middle age, Doug Gardner finds that life still holds plenty of surprises on the other side of the hill
Doug Gardner isn’t afraid of aging. In a way, he and his friends have been looking forward to fifty. It’s a milestone from which they can look back and survey all their hard work and success. And Doug has been successful, with a career as a respected sports writer, nice children, and even a little time for fun in his hometown of New York City. But when his ex-wife marries a millionaire—just the first in a series of unexpected discoveries—the value of Doug’s past decisions is called into question.
Heartfelt, poignant, and witty, 50 celebrates middle age and life lived—and still to be lived—with no clear roadmap.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Avery Corman, including rare images from the author’s personal collection.
Open Road Media; February 2013
- ISBN 9781453270400
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- Title: 50
- Author: Avery Corman
Imprint: Open Road Media
In The Press
“Avery Corman has a literary gift for dialogue and predicament. Sealed in a time capsule, 50 could tell future generations more about contemporary middle-aged mores than a library of sociological theses.” —Time
“[I]t is a tribute to Mr. Corman’s skill that it is only in the last few pages that we become entirely aware we are reading and not actually watching the life of someone we have come to care about deeply.” —The New York Times
About The Author
Avery Corman (b. 1935) is an American author best known for his novels Kramer vs. Kramer and Oh, God!, which inspired classic feature films. Born and raised in the Bronx, Corman worked as a freelance writer for most of his early career before his first novel was published in 1971. Corman has written powerfully of family relations, divorce, and midlife crisis.