As member of Generation Y (maybe, my apathetic generation is more aptly termed Generation Why?), I might not seem like the target customer for a book about baby boomers. Indeed, I am not. I did, however, find the book immensely enjoyable. Mr. Asher, with his vignettes captured my father's quintessence and influenced my own writing. I am an aspiring novelist and his unique brevity has helped me to think outside the constraints of the normal novel. For that, I thank him.
After I read his book clandestinely in the back of a bookstore, he came to Powell's Books in Portland, OR. I went to the reading to meet the man. He took the time to talk to me after the reading and when I mentioned jokingly that I would love to buy his book, but that I was too poor(which is completely true- I'm a starving student), he BOUGHT ME THE BOOK! Yes, it is true, the man took money from his own pocket so that I, a complete stranger, could have his book. If that doesn't say something about the man's character, I'm not sure what could.