Like Larry David’s TV shows, Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm, this curious memoir is witty, boasts an assortment of offbeat characters, and offers just a hint of surrealism. While summering on Martha’s Vineyard after a failed relationship, Dolman was hitchhiking when Larry David, of all people, stopped and picked him up. They had a lengthy, wandering, even occasionally profound conversation, and then David dropped Dolman at his destination.
That appeared to be the end of Dolman’s encounter with David, whose TV series, Dolman was embarrassed to admit, he had never seen, not one episode. But as the summer wore on, they kept running into each other, and a weird sort of friendship grew.
It’s difficult to categorize this book. On the one hand, it’s a nifty memoir that allows us to see a side of a celebrity we don’t normally see; on another, it’s a story about Dolman’s emotional and spiritual quest to find himself; on still another, it’s a portrait of an unusual friendship, the kind that would fit right in, for example, on Seinfeld.
A quirky and frequently thought-provoking memoir.
—David Pitt, Booklist
—Larry David, creator of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm“If I’d only known, I would’ve been wittier.”“Endearing and funny.”
—Martha’s Vineyard Magazine
“Light, witty, brave and breezy, the perfect little book to stick in your beach bag this summer.”
“Light, summery memoir of a journey toward healing from a relationship gone slightly sour.”
“Paul’s wit, intelligence, and beautiful view of the world are all contained in this terrific read, and I believe it will inspire many to think about the potential everyone’s thumb has to take them places beyond the complacent.”
—The Huffington Post
“I should have picked him up…truly hysterical!”—David McCullough, two-time Pulitzer winner and Martha’s Vineyard resident