The Family Man Author:Elinor Lipman A hysterical phone call from Henry Archer's ex-wife and a familiar face in a photograph upend his well-ordered life and bring him back into contact with the child he adored, a short-term stepdaughter from a misbegotten marriage long ago. Henry is a lawyer, an old-fashioned man, gay, successful, lonely. Thalia is now 28, an actress-hopeful, e... more »stranged from her newly widowed crackpot mother -- Denise, Henry's ex. Hoping it will lead to better things for her career, Thalia agrees to pose as the girlfriend of a former child star and current horror-movie luminary who is down on his romantic luck. When Thalia and her complicated social life move into the basement of Henry's Upper West Side townhouse, she finds a champion in her long-lost father, and he finds new life -- and maybe even new love -- in the commotion.« less
I LOVED this book. I had just made a new rule: there are too many good books to read so after a certain number of pages, if I wasn't in to the book, I'd give it up. Well, I finished the first (short) chapter of this book and KNEW I was going to finish it.
This book is smart and funny and warm and interesting. The story is unique. It's a pretty easy read, but not fluffy. It will make you smile, laugh out loud, and keep you interested through every page.
A perfect book for when you're not sure what to read next. HIGHLY recommended!