Please help me remember this book!
June 29, 2020 10:41 PM   Subscribe

Several years ago, I read a non-fiction book written by a man in his late 20s or early 30s who examined the "retirement community" culture in the United States. He visited several different types of these communities, and I think at one point he lived in an all-inclusive gated community in Florida. This should be easy enough to Google, but I'm struggling to find terms specific enough! It was an entertaining and light, escapist read and I'd love to revisit it. Thanks!
posted by easy, lucky, free to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
 
Could it have been Andrew D. Blechman's Leisureville: Adventures in America's Retirement Utopias?
posted by northernish at 10:49 PM on June 29


Maybe Leisureville: Adventures in a World Without Children, via this recent WaPo (reprint) article.
posted by katra at 11:24 PM on June 29


This sounds like Early Bird by Rodney Rothman.
posted by Adridne at 5:04 AM on June 30 [1 favorite]


Adridne beat me to it but I also think it's Early Bird which was indeed very amusing.
posted by wittgenstein at 7:35 AM on June 30


Old Friends by Tracy Kidder is probably too old (1993) for what you're describing.
posted by scruss at 7:47 AM on June 30


yeah, this is definitely Early Bird by Rodney Rothman, like Aridne and wittgenstein both said.
posted by namewithoutwords at 3:04 PM on June 30


Thank you all! It was Leaisureville, but I am going to check out the others as well!
posted by easy, lucky, free at 4:44 PM on June 30


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