spoiler alert: Loved the dry humor and heartwarming relationships throughout the book. Frank was my favorite, but I loved the character development of all the different personalities. Each chapter is told from a different perspective, which really kept the book moving. As I neared the end I found myself growing attached to the characters and hoping to meet them again. The poignancy of the last chapter gave me goosebumps. (I do love a happy ending).
I usually rate books but seldom take the time to write a review. I loved this book so much that I called my sister and told her to download it right away. I would recommend it to anyone. Joe Barrett has created the most unusual and real characters and placed them in a situation where their lives intersect. It wasn't at all what I was expecting; it was so much better. I just hated to see it end and I read it in one day. Come on Joe! Keep writing more stories. You're so good at it!!
I read this book in two days, I didn't want to put it down. I started it thinking it was a funny premise; a young guy living in an assisted living facility purely on principle but it ended up being much more. It's funny, surprisingly sweet and a little weird at times (in the best way). The writing reminded me of Jonathan Tropper, another one of my favorite authors. I'll be waiting to see what Joe Barrett comes out with next.
This book was a delightful suprise! I bought it thinking it was a medical mystery...but BOY! Was i wrong! I loved all the characters...they were believable to me....my family could be a little on the "crazy" side at times..so I really understood the characters. I also worked with children like Elroy. YES! The foster care program IS that screwed up! If you get anything from this book..please remember all is takes sometimes is a single word to a neglected child to change their life. I laughed alot..cried in many places..but felt and loved every word! Thanks Joe! 😂
Frank is a 33 year old man living in a nursing home. He was there because his grandfather died after a years payment was made. The owner refused to refund the money, so Frank decided to live there to spite the owner. Frank meets an orphan, and they become best friends. They involved themselves in several hilarious situations over the course of two weeks. I found myself laughing throughout the book.
It was a great read with lots of humor and drama. I throughly enjoyed it.
I won a autographed print copy of this book, and that is what I read. I searched kindle and found a copy in my library. I guess I really wanted to read it. I laughed so much that the kids around me kept asking "what so funny". I recommend this book to anyone who remembers what it is to laugh at inappropriate things. Twelve year olds getting drunk, taking over a Catholic mass, 33 year old liking diapers, and just so much more. Some bad language but not much. There is a small sexual innuendo that if you don't think to hard about you can get past it. Great to really belly laugh like we did when I was young, before everything became so serious.
This is the story of a thirty-three year old man who is living in a nursing home and wearing adult diapers. His grandfather dies after Frank has paid a year in advance and the administrator refuses to reimburse him the money. So much goes on in this book, it is hard to condense the story. I can tell you you will laugh out loud and feel your heart break then swell with with love. My biggest complaint is it was over too soon. Joe Barrett has written a very fun and funny book. Buy this book!
I rarely write a review. When I read a phenomenal missive, I am compelled to enlighten others. I laughed out loud so many times, I can’t count. While there is humor, there is so much truth in this comedy of errors......especially as the layers of the plot are peeled away. I’m not going to give anything away. You will just have to read this book. I would love to know of anymore books by this author.
I was intrigued with the premise of the book and I myself can get a little snarky at times so the book promise to be a light-hearted read. And it started out just like that... But before I knew it, I was getting sucked into caring about Elroy, Frank and Sally. . I stayed up until 2 in the morning just to find out what happened. And I'm glad I did, a very satisfying ending. Plenty of snark but also just enough tenderness to keep it real without getting mushy. This reader would wholeheartedly recommend it. There is some coarse language but nothing over the top and nothing that's not part of the story.