Man of the Year

Man of the Year

For one 1970’s family, the center may not hold, but it certainly does fold.In 1978 Jimmy Carter mediates the Camp David Accords, Patti Smith tops charts with “Because the Night”, Suzanne Summers lets us all know that Three’s Company, too, and thirteen year-old Lou Cove’s free-thinking Jewish family moves from the Upper West Side of Manhattan to the Puritan wasteland of Sal...

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Title:Man of the Year
Author:Lou Cove
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ISBN:1250123968
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:307 pages

Man of the Year Reviews

  • Janice Cafarelli
    Mar 08, 2017
    The memoir of a coming of age young boy and his very unconventional family. It takes you through the confusion of growing up and not knowing how to deal with the changes in his family dynamicsI could totally understand and feel what he was going through.. It captured my attention from beginning to e...
  • Rhonda Lomazow
    May 12, 2017
    A wonderful coming of age story full of nostalgia for me.Picked it up&was drawn right in,Thanks to Flat Iron &Goodreads for this wonderful trip down memory lane,...
  • Dave
    May 15, 2017
    Man of the Year absolutely oozes with the Seventies, which for many has become something of a forgotten decade between the tumultuous Sixties and cocaine-infused, narcissistic Eighties. This coming-of-age story will be a blast to read for anyone who grew up during that time and is loaded with pop cu...
  • Donna Blalock
    Apr 14, 2017
    I loved Man of the Year. It brought back a lot of memories from when I was young. I could relate to everything from the movies to the music.I thought the book was the perfect amount of funny and serious put together. It was extremely hilarious, had me laughing through the entire thing.Do yourself a ...
  • Melinda
    Jun 02, 2017
    Man of the Year was such a fantastic read. Every time I thought the story, based on Lou's life, was leading somewhere predictable in this coming of age tale, events unfold in a more natural and unexpected way. Especially with this unique and quirky premise, you may anticipate events to be overly dra...
  • Kevin Kelsey
    Jun 05, 2017
    Posted at Heradas Review"Howie is right: if we're all going to get whacked, what matters is who is standing beside you when the universe speaks your name. And it matters that you stand with them."You simply must read this memoir. It was fantastic, and genuinely one of my favorite reads of the year. ...
  • Jamie Bellinger
    May 12, 2017
    I would recommend this book based on the true-to-life, humorous memoir it is. I easily connected to the writing which made me feel like I was taking a stroll down memory lane with a good friend. Now I didn't grow up in the 70's's but I certainly felt the history fly off the pages in this good read, ...
  • Baer Tierkel
    May 21, 2017
    Lou Cove's memoir of his 12yo self as he becomes a teenager in '70s America is fabulous! So awesome, completely captures the hue of the '70s, but his travails are truly timeless. He really is able to pull you completely into his young teenage brain as he deals with girls, weed, his family, and Playg...
  • Stephanie
    May 24, 2017
    I was sucker punched by an interesting description, unfortunately attached to a purely terrible book. Massively dull and laden with awful, clumsy dialog - no humans on earth ever conversed like this, in any place or any decade. Instead of an actual sense of place, you get endless reminders of where ...
  • Gerard Villegas
    May 31, 2017
    Man of the Year is a hysterical memoir as seen through the eyes of 12 year old Lou who gets a lesson in growing up by an older family friend named Howie. Beginning in the late 70’s where bellbottoms, platform shoes, and polyester pants were all the rage, Lou and his family move from the comfort...