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A Day in the Life


A Day in the Life by Theodore Ficklestein

A Day In The Life is Theodore Ficklestein’s debut novel about Nickolas Cripp, a college student finding his way in the world. Although Nick won’t admit it, he is the main focus to a young adult book that follows him from his home to college to the city, where he wants to attend an open mic.

Along his path, he encounters a teacher who asks about the apocalypse, a drunk on the train and two friends who feel writing isn’t Nick’s strong point, among others. Nick soon finds out that the funniest things in life aren’t that funny at all, and the greatest comedians never go up on stage.

As he goes through his day, one oddball character at a time, Nick starts to question if the comedy club he dreams of being in, is really for him. Should he be who he wants to be? Or who the world thinks he should be? Neither of which, he is entirely sure about.

A personal journey of self-discovery through the eyes of a youth yearning for meaning in a meaningless world; Nick learns that in life, the joke is on you.

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 Author’s Bio

Theodore Ficklestein is an author, blogger and poet. His books include This Book Needs A Title Volumes 1 and 2 and I Killed the Man Who Wrote This Book. His first novel Day In The Life will be published by Gen Z Publishing in 2017. His multiple blogs include This Blog Needs Sports, This Blog Needs Poetry and This Blog Needs Movies.

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My Review

4 stars

Nickolas Cripp is a college student that has a lot of ideas but no motivation to actually do them. He has decided that he wants to be a standup comedian. This story is about Nick at home, school, home again, and in the city. We follow him as he comes across several people with different out looks on life and questions that make him think. In the end he learns that the things he tough was funny really are not and comes to have a different outlook on life.

This book is simplicity at its best. You follow a college kid around in his day as he snarks about things that happen around him and to him. But he does learn and gets a different perspective and grows in his own life.

This is a pretty cut and dry story that had me laughing, agreeing with him, and cringing at the same time. I really enjoyed the story but I can easily see how this book might not be for everyone. But I think it is definitely worth checking out.

I received A Day in the Life from Sami at Roger Charlie for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.

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