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Louis Begley's perceptive novel hums with emotional energy and shimmers with haunting images. A National Book Critics' Circle Award finalist, About Schmidt is a powerful meditation on loneliness, desire, and transformation.

Old-school lawyer Albert Schmidt has spent years carefully climbing the ladder of success. But now, at what should be the pinnacle of his career, his life is in chaos. Within months, he is widowed and forcibly retired from his firm. He harbors painfully mixed feelings about his ambitious daughter's impending marriage. Suddenly, in the midst of this turmoil, a seductive young woman asks Smitty what he wants.

Far from being a time of satisfaction and complacency, the middle age encountered by Begley's hero is the beginning of a new journey - tantalizing, yet unnerving. From the first step, Begley draws the listener deeply into a man's quest for new ways to understand an unstable world.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brittany | 4/7/2011

    " Awesome story about what happens when you're old and you've been left behind. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Bobby | 1/14/2011

    " Enjoyed the movie, so tried the book. Not as impressed. It was just "OK" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Wolfgang | 2/5/2010

    " I am looking forward to getting old. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Geralyn | 11/1/2009

    " a good read, nothing earth shattering, somewhat heartfelt "ing" from a man's perspective............. "

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About the Author
Author Louis Begley

Louis Begley lives in New York City. His previous novels are The Man Who Was Late, As Max Saw It, About Schimdt, Mistler’s Exit, Schmidt Delivered, and Shipwreck.