From Publishers Weekly
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A grumpy old white male, that's one way to describe Schmidt. He seems to hate everybody and everything, including himself. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Clif
Although this first novel of a trilogy was highly recommended to me by a friend who shares my taste in books, I was surprised to find About Schmidt rather mundane. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Susan M.
Not only English speaking readers, but others as well (I am also fluent in Spanish and Portuguese) have these end of the line derogatory titles like senior, terceira idade, etc,... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Fletcher J
I so enjoyed the movie version of "About Schmidt" I had to buy the book. Sadly it's nothing like the movie..........well-written book but I didn't care for the characters.Published 23 months ago by NHBunion
I fortunately stumbled upon this book at the local library so it only cost me the time better spent reading something worthwhile. Read morePublished on September 21, 2013 by RickD2005
I read Louis Begley's novel "About Schmidt" several years after seeing Alexander Payne's 2002 movie version, a film which has been in my thoughts ever since. Read morePublished on April 25, 2013 by jt52
Perhaps this novel was written as an exercise, an attempt to demonstrate that the inner life of a reserved, repressed misanthrope could be worth exploring. Read morePublished on July 1, 2012 by Cal Emery
This is a book I really enjoyed, well written, characters well drawn, and a highly credible plot. It adresses with great sensitivity the problems faced by people who retire and... Read morePublished on June 14, 2012 by Claude Forthomme (Nougat)