The Pulitzer Prize winning story of Arthur Less is the tale of a man about to turn fifty. His partner of the past nine years is getting married. He can’t go to the wedding–it would be too awkward. He decides to arrange an author’s trip around the world which he hopes will include a timeout to complete the novel he has been trying to finish. Our hero encounters a series of misadventures as he travels from New York City to Mexico, Italy, Germany, Morocco, India and Japan ending up back at home in California. I feel like I’ve been around the world with this lovable man who encounters mishap after comical mishap just to avoid his ex boyfriend’s wedding invitation. All this, as he copes with turning fifty along the way. The book is witty, poignant and totally delightful.