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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The Catcher in the Rye for the Great Recession, Rocket Man defines a new upside down American Dream. Dale Hammer is the every man who is trying to find himself.

William Elliott Hazelgrove is the National Best-Selling author of ten novels and four works of nonfiction

William Elliott Hazelgrove is the National Best-Selling author of ten novels and four works of nonfiction.

Rocket Man. by. Hazelgrove, William Elliott, 1959-. Fathers and sons, Suburbs, Families, Families, Fathers and sons, Suburbs. New York : Koehler Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by ttscribe10. hongkong on April 6, 2018.

From the author of The Pitcher. He does this so meticulously that he catches a part of us all. The author has a definite gift with words. He pulls everything together to show the entire view of a single man and the changes his life goes through. Hammer is a successful writer.

The Catcher in the Rye for the Great Recession, Rocket Man defines a new upside down American Dream. The funniest novel of the election year. William Elliott Hazelgrove’s Rocket Man is in the tradition of Richard Russo’s Nobody’s Fool, Richard Ford’s Independence Day and Tom Poratta‘s Election; all three writers coming to grips with contemporary life in the suburbs. Rocket Man is a satire of life today. Dale Hammer is trying to get his piece of the American Dream, but he just can’t keep up.

The Catcher in the Rye for the fortysomethings. Not quite boomers, five years old during Woodstock, missed the sixties revolution and ended up being mellow in the seventies, partied in the eighties, floated in the nineties, then lost it all in the Great Recession. Welcome to the world of Rocket Man. Dale Hammer is stuck in the suburbs with too much house, too much car, too high taxes, and no way out.

William elliott Hazelgrove. William Hazelgrove is the National Bestselling author of ten novels and three nonfiction titles.

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The Catcher in the Rye for the fortysomethings. Not quite boomers, five years old during Woodstock, missed the sixties revolution and ended up being mellow in the seventies, partied in the eighties, floated in the nineties, then lost it all in the Great Recession. Welcome to the world of Rocket Man. Dale Hammer is stuck in the suburbs with too much house, too much car, too high taxes, and no way out. In one week he is accused of cutting down the sign to his subdivision, plagued with a father who has come to live over his garage, in danger of losing his home, on the hook for being Rocket Man of his son's Scout Troop, staring at the dissolution of his marriage, and trying to give his son a sense of independence. Not since The Graduate has a novel nailed the age we live in. Funny and poignant, you will laugh and cry as Dale looks for an American Dream in retreat.

Comments: (7)

Prinna
I enjoy all of Mr. Hazelgrove's novels. This one took a bit of tenacity to get to the just rewards; but I am glad I did. Many reviewers, who have loved it, have expressed it much better than I can. It is a touching, sad, humorous, witty, and ultimately optimistic tale of life in contemporary households. Perhaps, Hazelgrove meant nothing more than to share his experience of moving up(or down as the case may be) to the promised lands of suburbia. But I found it to be primarily a story of the struggles of a man trying to cope with the purported American Dream vs. his individual needs to cling to his passion as a writer/story-teller in the midst of the struggles to simply stay afloat in a society where the middle class is overwhelmed with pressures. Here is a man(Dale Hammer) who sincerely tries to be a better father to his son Jr. than his father was to him. But obstacles, perhaps more than a few created by Dale himself, keep upsetting his master plan. Can he be lazy at times? Sure, but he is still a man trying to cope with the demands of being a husband and father of two children, and trying to give them what he thinks they need even if he has to take a job that he hates to stay above water. It's also in large measure a story of the expectations of a father to his son and vice versa. It is a quest to recapture a life altering moment between father and son and the courage to face his fear of failure in the face of community conformity that ultimately leads Dale to find the link to his son and family. Dale is no Man in a Gray Flannel suit. Hazelgrove, you are the best!
Adaly
So it took me a while to finish this book because it was not that entertaining. There were moments that were good and funny and then I would find myself reading a rant from the main character complaining about his life. And even though I agree with many of those things, I just didn't want to hear about them. Overall the book was good but I just couldn't relate too much to the story or the characters. It was missing something for me.
Abuseyourdna
There are plenty of reviews here with synopsis of the story, so I won't double up on that. Just read this book! You won't be disappointed. I laughed out loud many times throughout Rocket Man, and shed real tears at the story's climax. I give this novel my two highest compliments... 1) This would make a GREAT movie! Pay attention, Hollywood! - and - 2) I am going to track down more work by this author. I want to read more!
Rasmus
This was such an enjoyable book. Hazelgrove describes the feelings of rebellion acquired in your forties that couldn't have been voiced prior to reading his book. "The Walk of the Great Pumpkin" gave the rarest gift of all... a genuine laugh. It is something that seldom, very seldom, is encountered and for that I can't express my gratitude. And the ending with "The Launch" had me cheering with subversive glee. Wish I could be more skilled at writing the review of this book, because I really recommend it.
Swift Summer
Well written story of a period in a family's life where the world is falling apart and the family must work to remember what brought them together and what life is truly all about. However, the bulk of the story is depressing and I only kept reading with the hope that somehow things would turn out OK.
Eigonn
This book depicts the quiet desperation lived by many of the so-called upper middle class these days, striving under loads of debt to try to live the "good life" while lying to themselves. The characters were well developed, showing issues that many of us have to deal with throughout our lives.

There were a few grammatical/editing errors. I always point these out in order to help the authors, but these did not detract from my enjoyment of the book.

First (and probably the most minor but a pet peeve of mine) is the use of "try and" instead of "try to." To TRY is to ATTEMPT. Just one example: Instead of "I'll try and listen more..." see how this sounds: "I'll ATTEMPT and listen more." Doesn't work, does it? Also, "try and" is never used in the negative, such as "try and not do it" which should be a hint in itself.

"You know nothing about Wendy and I, Dad." (Wendy and ME.) Leave out "Wendy" and see how this sounds: "You know nothing about I, Dad."

"She stares at Brad Jones and I..." (at Brad Jones and ME)

All in all, there were fewer errors in this book than in most. I definitely give it a 5 for content. I didn't want to put the book down.
Asher
This is a good "fill in the time" read. It moves along pretty well although the characters are rather wooden and stereotyped. Its not the Great American Novel but its entertaining in its way.
I found I could relate to the story since I moved from a town that was culturally diverse to another town in the Chicago suburbs that is not. I could also identify with the loneliness the protagonist experienced by the move he made. I spent much of my young life in the south, and so the novel made me laugh when his father called him "boy", throughout the novel.
It was humorous and sad at the same time. Many of the difficult situations the main character experienced,(if not all)were of his own making. But the tension throughout the book was relieved nicely by the ending.
Rocket Man download epub
Literary
Author: William Elliott Hazelgrove
ISBN: 1468170333
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Literary
Language: English
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 3, 2012)
Pages: 428 pages