After Annie: A Novel

After Annie: A Novel

by Michael Tucker

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He and Annie have been famous, nobodies, and mingled with the rich and crazy. Through it all, they've been passionate lovers and fast friends. But when Annie dies of cancer, Herbie is lost. If you think this is going to be a tragic tale about grief, think again. Herbie is too cantankerous, sly, and charming to keel over. Enter Olive, a beautiful bartender who just might be a great actress; Candy, Herbie and Annie's neurotic daughter; and a woman named Billy, the tough-talking golf pro who teaches Herbie more about his psyche than about his lousy swing. After Annie is a hilarious and beautifully rendered novel about a man off the rails, battling through the middle-aged wilderness days he hoped never to face alone. It is a book that examines the inevitable passing of time with clarity and wry brilliance, and a story of surprising power.

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ISBN-13: 9781468300116
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 03/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 424 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

<strong>Michael Tucker </strong>is a writer and an actor, perhaps best known for his work on LA Law (for which he was nominated for multiple Emmy Awards). He is the author of three works of nonfiction, all about food and family. Michael Tucker lives in New York City and Italy with his wife, Jill Eikenberry.

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"I love this novel about love, and its touching tribute to testosterone. I laughed and cried my way through every word."—Jane Kramer, author of Europeans

"Tucker's writing has warmth and energy—a Jewish kind of joie de vivre." —Baltimore Sun

"A funny, bittersweet read." —Cindy Adams, New York Post

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After Annie 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
speedy74 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After Annie is a novel about Herbie who loses his wife, Annie. Annie's death is difficult for Herbie because despite his various life choices as an actor, he is totally devoted to her. One night after leaving the hospital Annie is in, Herbie goes to a nearby bar and flirts with Olive, the bartender, as he nurses his dread about Annie's impending death with vodka. Herbie brings Olive to the hospital to meet Annie and they become quick friends. After Annie's death, Herbie helps Olive break into the acting business.This was a very easy to read book and it has enough, for lack of a better work "shocking" material about the life of two actors to make it interesting. However, by the end of the book, I asked myself why I continued reading and how it could have ended better. Overall, I thought the book was terribly predictable, anticlimactic and not nearly as funny as the jacket cover suggested.