Reviews

  • Publisher's description. Hilarious and heartbreaking, a coming-of-age tale for modern America. Mickey and Halifax are best friends: held together by a sense of humour, shared memories, world-class parties, but pushed apart by looming adulthood, the Iraq War and girls. After high school, thrust into new lives worlds apart, they must decide what friendship and happiness really mean.

    Penguin
  • A captivating coming-of-age novel that is, by turns, funny and sad and elegiac - a novel that leaves us with revealing snapshots of America, and telling portraits of a couple of millennials trying to grope their way toward adulthood

    Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
  • One of the most revealing novels yet about the millennial generation... this might be their defining novel

    Esquire
  • Rather brilliant. It's like Franzen crossed with David Abrams... shrewd, funny and heartfelt

    Independent
  • As bizarre, hilarious and devastating as the past decade . . . Simultaneously a coming-of-age story, a war story, and a story of the disaffected millennial generation

    Phil Klay, author of Redeployment
  • Pacy, funny, sometimes heartbreaking... this is a fantastic read

    Vogue
  • [A] smart, wise and wise-assed first novel. Seattle hipsterville to Baghdad, Cambridge theory nerds and Army grunts, this book has sweep and heart and humor. It captures coming-of-age during foreign wars and domestic malaise, and it does so with electrifying insight

    Mary Karr, author of 'The Liars' Club'
  • Unfolds rapidly, humorously, and convincingly from page one

    Library Journal
  • Smart and entertaining . . . [a] likable, highly readable, double-bylined coming-of-age first novel

    Kirkus
  • An epic for the 9/11 generation... Chronicles the churning uncertainties of new adults, when everything represents possibility or peril

    Booklist