Most helpful positive review
Turning 30 isn't all it's cracked up to be
on 8 March 2013
Slow to start I was concerned I wasn't going to like this but after about 70 pages it really picked up.
University friends Ben,Lindsey, Chuck, Alison and Jack graduate and as the years go by everything changes, now approaching 30 they take stock of their lives. Ben graduated as a writer but his job at Esquire only let's him compile lists, he used to be in love with Lindsay and has just got divorced. Lindsay is currently unemployed, Chuck is a surgeon who while great at his job has a penchant for one night stands, Alison is a lawyer and has been in love with Jack for as long as she can remember and Jack?...Well he is now a famous movie star with a huge cocaine problem.
The story is told by Ben and is about how the friends decide to help Jack kick his habit, but Jack is quite happy thank you very much so the storyline now covers the friends issues in life and a kidnapping!
Once the book got going for me I really enjoyed it, there were funny moments as well as sad ones, lots of references to the 80's so being that certain age really helps you understand what is going on. Well worth picking up if you haven't already!