The Spectacular Now (Compact Disc)

By Tim Tharp, MacLeod Andrews (Read by)
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So, my girlfriend, Cassidy, is threatening to kick me to the curb again, my best friend suddenly wants to put the brakes on our lives of fabulous fun, my mom and big sister are plotting a future in which I turn into an atomic vampire, and my dad, well, my dad is a big fat question mark that I m not sure I want the answer to. Some people would let a senior year like this get them down. Not me. I m Sutter Keely, master of the party. But don t mistake a midnight philosopher like me for nothing more than a shallow party boy. Just ask Aimee, the new girl in my life. She saw the depth in the Sutterman from that first moment when she found me passed out on the front lawn. Okay, so she's a social disaster, but that's where I come in. Yes, life is weird, but I embrace the weird. Let everyone else go marching off into their great shining futures if they want. Me, I ve always been more than content to tip my whisky bottle and take a ride straight into the heart of the spectacular now. "A smart, superbly written novel. - Publishers Weekly, Starred.

About the Author

Tim Tharp lives in Oklahoma, where he writes novels and teaches in Humanities Department at Rose State College. In addition to earning a master's degree in creative writing from Brown University, he has also spent time as a factory hand, construction laborer, psychiatric aide, record store clerk, and long-distance hitchhiker. Tharp is the author of Falling Dark, for which he won the Milkweed National Fiction Prize, and Knights of the Hill Country, his first novel for young adults, which was an ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults in 2007.

MacLeod Andrews is an actor, voice actor, and audiobook narrator. The narrator of more than one hundred audiobooks, he is a company member of Rising Phoenix Repertory in Los Angeles.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781423399636
ISBN-10: 1423399633
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: August 2009
Pages: 7
Language: English