This book, How to Talk to a Widower, and every other book I've read so far by Jonathan Tropper, is a must-read. It is witty and engaging, and at times laugh-out-loud funny despite its main premise: it centers around 29-year-old Doug Parker, who loses his wife in a plane crash. Doug is left to cope and becomes responsible for his troubled teen-aged stepson. There's a whole slew of whacky characters in this book, and Tropper's writing, from a man's point of view, is spot on insightful and touching, and mixes in just the right amount of humor for the subject manner. It's out in paperback and would make an excellent gift.
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