Friday, August 05, 2005

I finished Early Bird: A Memoir of Premature Retirement by Rodney Rothman yesterday. It's a funny account of how Rothman, a TV writer at a loss for something to do after "Undeclared" was cancelled, decided to check out what was in store for him when he retired. He moved to Florida where he lived in a large retirement community with a roommate, a former piano teacher harboring illegal pets. He gradually made friends, joined all the clubs he could, and tagged along on various social activities, discovering in the process that he was the worst softball player on the team, a bad shuffleboard player, and that the old guys were having a lot more luck with the ladies than he was. It made me laugh out loud several times and was overall an amusing account of what retirement in Florida is like.

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