Beach Read Of The Day

by Joseph Russell · June 12, 2008

[Image via Amazon] This one's for the boys (although girls will like it too, promise!). Arthur Camden is a doddering 50-something Park Avenue prince whose wife and family fortune have left recently departed. In his attempts to restart his life, Arthur manages to burn down his fishing club's lodge, bungle blind dates, and become far too familiar with the French police before finally finding salvation in the arms of an eccentric lover. Quirky, wry, and sometimes painful (in that Ben Stiller in Meet the Parents way), Gentlemen's Guide is the epitome of the slacker-seeking-nirvana genre.