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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone (May 3, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743269632
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743269636
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,782,657 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Ruminations on Twentysomething Life examines those awkward and absurd moments we all have after college but are afraid to admit. If Jerry Seinfeld and Candace Bushnell had an illegitimate child, its name would be Aaron Karo."
-- Farrah Weinstein, New York Post

"Karo supplies refreshing insight into the warped mind of the twentysomething male with both biting sarcasm and brutal honesty. Thank God I never hooked up with him."
-- Andrea Lavinthal, editor, Cosmopolitan, and co-author of The Hookup Handbook

"Focusing on a variety of inane but inescapably crucial subjects such as losing cell phones, trying to deal with the fact that your roommate is now in a relationship, dealing with first jobs you hate, overbearing but well-meaning parents, and of course, the constant pursuit of easy sex, Ruminations on Twentysomething Life reads like a hilarious how-to manual for the fresh out of college set....Aaron Karo's experiences are universal, but his ability to transform everyday minutiae into comic relief makes for addictive reading, no matter what your age."
-- Krys Longan, Steppin' Out Magazine

About the Author

Aaron Karo is an author, comedian, and screenwriter. His books include Lexapros and Cons, I’m Having More Fun Than You, Ruminations on Twentysomething Life, and Ruminations on College Life. He was born and raised in New York, currently lives in Los Angeles, and always pays on the first date. Find him online at AaronKaro.com and follow him on Twitter: @AaronKaro.

More About the Author

Aaron Karo (pronounced KAY-ro) is a bestselling author and nationally headlining comedian.

His books include "Ruminations on College Life" (Simon & Schuster), "Ruminations on Twentysomething Life" (Simon & Schuster), "I'm Having More Fun Than You" (HarperCollins), and the critically acclaimed young adult novel "Lexapros and Cons" (FSG/Macmillan).

Comedy Central Records released Karo's debut stand-up album "Just Go Talk to Her" in 2008. He has performed on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," and in 2010 he starred in his own one-hour Comedy Central special "Aaron Karo: The Rest Is History." His third album "I Need to Tell You Something" was released in 2012.

Karo's career began in September 1997 when he wrote a funny email from his freshman dorm room that eventually spawned his celebrated column "Ruminations." In September 2012, Karo concluded the column after fifteen years, having grown his readership from twenty friends to 100,000 subscribers around the world.

From 2008 to 2012 he ran Ruminations.com, the largest user-generated humor community on the web. He has also developed sitcoms for 20th Century Fox, MTV, Warner Brothers, The CW, and CBS Paramount.

Karo was born and raised in Plainview, New York, and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Customer Reviews

A great and funny leisure read.
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If you have not read one of his books yet you need to go out and buy one.
Bruce Chipman
I thought Ruminations on Twentysomething Life was hilarious!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By True Karo Fan on September 6, 2005
Format: Paperback
I would just like to correct the egregious errors in the previous two reviews by "Dr. Jones" and "Ellie." Dr. Jones claims the book was just taken out of Karo's online column. Uh, yeah, of course it is, it says so right in the book description. However, none of those columns are available on Karo's web site anymore and there is a ton of new material in the book that was never in his column to begin with. Now, to Ellie. She says, Karo talks about his SAT scores. False: he talks about his friend's SAT scores. She says, Karo quit his job to live off his parents. False: Karo says he left his job because he didnt't like it and makes a point to say his parents cut him off after graduation. She says, if Karo didn't have money, girls wouldn't give him the time of day. False: uh... where does Karo say he has money? In fact, one of the chapters is actually entitled "Fat, Broke & Hungry." I don't even think Ellie even read this book. Both Ellie and Dr. Jones are just haters and you should disregard their reviews. This book, as well as Karo's first book are f---- hysterical and should be required reading for any college student or twentysomething. Enough said.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas J. Hart on May 10, 2005
Format: Paperback
I picked this up last Wednesday and have really enjoyed it. Think about this for a second: the author graduated from the Wharton school of business @ Penn, yet he is now a comedian. Either he is extremely multi-talented, or this is further proof that all a college degree really proves is that you can finish something that you started and you can finish something when it gets difficult.

Ruminations is hilarious, because it covers subjects that almost every 20 something can relate to. Personal favorites include the section on dating and describing his friends. It seems like everyone has that one friend who is just money with the ladies, and what they have is frustrating, indescribable and a gift from god. I laughed out loud when he describes the best and the brightest not being able to run a fax machine. Karo pokes fun of himself a lot, which also makes for funny stories.

I am 25, and the first five years of my 20s have been very fun and confusing. I guess it helps to know that many people my age go through these same feelings, and Karo captures this.

I have yet to see Karo perform live, but if it is anything like his first 2 books I am in for a treat.

Enjoy!!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By pookie05 on May 3, 2005
Format: Paperback
No one quite tells it like Aaron Karo. This book makes you laugh at every little mundane detail of our twentysomething existence. I felt myself saying out loud, "yeah, that's totally me" about 400 times.

Every twentysomething should have this book if only to laugh at how similar all of us really are! He's right that this sequel doesn't disappoint (I have Ruminations on College Life as well).

It's nice to know that when I'm 50 I'll be able to pick up this book and laugh about what it meant to be twentysomething. Thanks Karo!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By elonrobin on May 3, 2005
Format: Paperback
I've been getting Karo's Ruminations for over a year- I own College Life, and picked up Twentysomething Life yesterday. If you've never heard of Karo before, buy this book! If you get Ruminations, buy this book! I'd be willing to bet part of my miserable twentysomething salary that you will laugh out loud. I still laugh out loud when I pick up Ruminations on College Life- I keep them both handy for when I need a pick me up. All you twentysomethings, don't stress, we're all in this together!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Charlotte K. Baxter on January 9, 2007
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Having lived in NYC for several years after graduating college, literally every single thing Karo talked about in this totally on-point book had happened to me. I felt like I was reading the clever, hilarious version of my life, except from the perspective of a female. Actually, is it weird that a lot of my stories were exactly the same, even though I am a girl???

Great gift for friends who did the same song and dance (that you wouldn't change a minute of) as you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alexis Hager on December 2, 2005
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I agree with the review below, this is one of the funniest columns for twenty-somethings I have ever seen!!! For the most part its right off his column, but I can read it again, its that good. I think it takes a true twenty-something to really enjoy this book because most of the written humor out there is not geared to this audience.

Well done Karo!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Susan Mccall on May 23, 2005
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An honest insight into the life of a twentysomething--now I have something to look foward to! Provides a good chuckle and interesting conversation, especially when shared with friends. Take it with you to read in public places--people will ask you why you're laughing so hard.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Chipman on May 12, 2005
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This is such a great book. I have not laughed this hard from a book since well his last book. If you have not read one of his books yet you need to go out and buy one.
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