I've got another non-romance recommendation for you in Early Bird, although it does contain a search for love and sex, along with many laugh out loud moments. So many of us toil for a paycheck (yup, I'm at work right now!). Some enjoy it, others simply want to pay the mortgage and afford a few dinners out. Others work to sock away plenty for retirement. But what if you didn't have to?
In this hilarious memoir, after being a writer for David Letterman, Mr. Rothman 'retires' at 28. He opts to move to a Boca Raton retirement village. Yes, he embraces everything cliched about retirement, including early bird dinners, shuffleboard, and finding his place in the very hierarchical community. There are wonderful character sketches of his new neighbors. Plus, he has to figure out how to date a woman his own age while living the life of an 80 year old.
I have friends who swear they'll retire at 40. While I'm not thrilled when my alarm clock goes off every day, I do enjoy mingling with people, and having a purpose. If we won the lottery tonight (oh yes, I bought a ticket!) and my husband could quit his job, I don't know what he'd do. Sure, he'd golf more often, but I think he'd be at a loss fairly quickly. Bored, even. What about you?