A screwball comedy with a heart. A revenge on midlife crisis.
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Kenneth Finkelstein’s first novel is an edgy narrative surging with comic originality and irreverent absurdity. In this introspective saga, trials of conscience ruminate beneath blossoming awareness. This is the story of Sam Shackleton. Sam is on the cusp of middle age, barreling through life, certain he knows it all. Until, that is, an anguished…
Plan A: Grow up, get married, have babies, white picket fence.
Plan B: Mortgages, marriages, mistresses, divorce, my kids, his kids, stepkids, blended families. College tuition. Empty bank accounts. Empty soul.
Plan C: Champagne, passports, jet lag, Ambien, Think “Thelma & Louise” go to Europe. Who needs reality?
Until we realize reality can't be avoided, nor do we want to avoid it. We are a nation of underdogs – a society of hope. Plan C is accepting life as it comes, with no plan at all.
Once upon a time there was a divorced, single mother named Libby Crockett, living and working her fingers to the bone on Cape Cod. Her Plan A had failed, and now she dreamed of a new life and a new love – her Plan B. And Plan B worked! It brought her to glamorous New York to a new man, a new life…and his expensive ex, his out-of-control kids, and a big recession. Was this really what Libby had dreamt of? Maybe it was time for Plan C…
Libby and her best friends, Kitty and Bebe, are accomplished, savvy, and forty-something. Tired of mortgages, marriages, and college tuition payments, they decide to throw caution to the wind and find themselves again. Kitty is the explosive, high-strung art dealer who gave up the luxe life of a single girl on the international scene to marry the perfect British businessman. But his considerable charm began wearing off the moment he said “I do.” Bebe is the pampered suburban girl with a heart of gold, who loves anything with a label but has somehow wound up with an off-label dirt bag. Now it's time for their Plan C but what they find is much more than they bargained for. And what they learn is that the real Plan C might be accepting life as it comes, with no plan at all.