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Early Bird电子书

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作       者:Rodney Rothman

出  版  社:Simon & Schuster

出版时间:2006-12-29

字       数:29.5万

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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 more 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.
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Cover

Colophon

Title Page

Copyright

Dedication

Epigraph

Part One

Early Bird

Early Morning In Century Village

My Roommates

The Ol’ Swimming Hole

Terry

Twilight

Joiners

Kawamota

Part Two

Sarasota Softball

Amy Ballinger

Shuffleboard

Beep

The Future of the Sport

Yoko

Playing Piano

Adorable

The Greatest Generation

C.O.P.s

House Hunting

Vivian

Growing Old

Part Three

Basherte

Nickeled-and-Dimed

For My Book

Thanksgiving

The Sunshine State

Epilogue

Acknowledgments

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