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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (757 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Tharp Narrator: MacLeod Andrews Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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So, my beautiful fat girlfriend, Cassidy, is threatening to kick me to the curb again, my best friend suddenly wants to put the brakes on our lives of fabulous fun, my mom and big sister are plotting a future in which I turn into an atomic vampire, and my dad, well, my dad is a big fat question mark that I'm not sure I want the answer to.

Some people would let a senior year like this get them down. Not me. I'm Sutter Keely, master of the party. I'm your man when it comes to cranking the wild times. But don't mistake a midnight philosopher like me for nothing more than a shallow party boy.

Just ask Aimee, the new girl in my life. She saw the depth of the Sutterman from that first moment when she found me passed out on the front lawn. Okay, so she's a social disaster; but that's where I come in. Isn't it my duty to show her a splendiferous time, and then let her go forth and prosper?

Yes, life is weird, but I embrace the weird. Let everyone else go marching off into their great shining futures if they want. Me, I've always been more than content to tip my whiskey bottle and take a ride straight into the heart of the spectacular now. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Luke | 9/8/2013

    " A teen angnst book that I borrowed from Kate to read. The main character is a high-school drunk who wants to only live in the "now" and the story follows him in his travails with girls and the self-delusion that he has as to his place in life. I will give the author credit, there is no definitive end to the book or climactic moment, there is only the spectacular now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by MaryAnn Harlan | 8/21/2013

    " Great character voice, interesting story. Tim Tharp is under appreciated. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Meghan | 7/13/2013

    " A young adult novel where the main character is exactly like Jeff Spicolli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High except less of a stoner and more of an alcoholic, constantly drinking whiskey and 7up from a giant 7-11 cup. It's funny but not exactly humor, but not a problem novel either. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chris | 7/1/2013

    " Meh...would have liked it better if Sutter wasn't such an unlikeable, irresponsible buffoon. I thought it would be more of a comic story. I really like the cover art, though. "

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About the Author
Author Tim Tharp

Tim Tharp lives in Oklahoma, where he teaches at Rose State College. He is the author of the highly acclaimed YA novels Badd, Knights of the Hill Country and The Spectacular Now, which was a 2008 National Book Award finalist.