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24 June, 2008

AUTHOR, NEW YORK TIMES' COLUMNIST AND NPR COMMENTATOR BOB MORRIS' HUMOROUS AND COMPASSIONATE "FATHER-AND-SON" TALE...

ASSISTED LOVING: TRUE TALES OF DOUBLE DATING WITH MY DAD – A HUMOROUS, COMPASSIONATE AND MASTERFULLY CRAFTED “FATHER-AND-SON” TALE

He is an author, a frequent Contributor to the New York Times’ Sunday Styles section where his “Age Of Dissonance” column was featured for eight years, a commentator on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, a playwright, and an author of two picture books. He is BOB MORRIS whose columns have also graced the pages of The New Yorker, Travel + Leisure, and The New York Times Magazine. Morris also happens to be a playwright who was recently tapped by HBO to create scripts set in New York for development as a series for airing Through Assisted Loving: True Tales Of Double Dating With My Dad, Morris creates a masterfully crafted Father-and-Son tale that is chock full of irreverent humor and unflinching honesty. Morris’ father, a widower and retired judge, decides to re-enter the world of dating and asks for his son’s assistance. Initially reluctant, Morris dons the mantle of “Cupid” and goes about the business of managing his Father’s “Affairs Of The Heart”. In the process, the bond between Father and Son deepens.

Assisted Loving: True Tales Of Double Dating With My Dad does more than engage the reader in a voyeuristic romp with an octogenarian who searches for love with the help of his Baby Boomer son. In a society which, for the most part is youth-oriented and has a penchant for discarding and shunning its elderly, Morris, through Assisted Living: True Tales Of Double Dating With My Dad reminds us that the 60-somethings, 70-somethings, 80-somethings and 90-somethings throughout our global village are vibrant, astute and virile. Love is possible whether you’re 60, 70, 80, 90 or 100!. One’s age is merely a number.

And, what does age have to do with it, anyway?

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1 comment:

Rhea said...

I just read this book and really enjoyed it. I loved how open Bob was about what a lousy son and human being he was a lot of the time. And I loved the happy ending.

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