Rudy Harrington's offbeat approach to his post-midlife crisis makes for an engaging read.
I strongly recommend this book for anyone - especially boomers - who are also seeking answers to their questions, and then subsequently questioning their answers!
As Rudy begins to fall in love for a second time he must put to rest the fears that were bred in isolation, and begin to enjoy life again.
I was intrigued by the title of Robert Helenga's novel, Philosophy Made Simple, a story about Rudy Harrington, a man closing in on retirement. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Russell Fanelli
It was pretty good, I must say. It was nice to read something other than cozy mysteries for a change. Read morePublished on July 29, 2012 by Mary Lavers
There is something about Robert Hellenga's writing that I just love and Philosophy Made Simple is no exception. Read morePublished on October 14, 2011 by booknblueslady
Interesting story about an elderly man trying to find happiness. He moves from Chicago to a Texas avocado farm. Read morePublished on August 27, 2010 by Inde Book Lover
At 60 years of age and a widower, Rudy quests for meaning in his everyday life after receiving a basic philosophy book as a gift. Read morePublished on March 9, 2009 by Eugnostica
A delightful story of a man who has reached retirement age but who launches himself into space with no safety net, yet he (sort of) lands on his feet. Read morePublished on September 23, 2007 by restongirl
Although I have great admiration for Robert Hellenga's writing which is beautiful, after finishing Philosophy Made Simple, I was left with an emptiness and sadness for his... Read morePublished on January 9, 2007 by carolyn moody
In Philosophy Made Simple, Robert Hellenga wisely places plot and characterization above idea, to pave the way for a reality beyond forms. Read morePublished on December 10, 2006 by Robert H. Nunnally Jr.
This book flowed along most easily, and there were many places where I stopped and give good pause for thought. Given the title, that's to be expected. Read morePublished on August 21, 2006 by Stone Cold Nuts