My Ex-Life: When the Only True Direction is Forward

My Ex-Life: When the Only True Direction is Forward

Life’s all about choices.

What to eat for breakfast. Which color underwear to wear. Whether or not to finish your homework. The TV show you want to start binging. The college you go to. The person you marry, or don’t. Where to work. If you should ignore a friend or answer a text. Every day, ever hour. Choices.

The one thing you can’t choose? Your moment in time.

Stephen McCauley’s latest, “My Ex-Life,” is a engaging, funny, and sometimes painful, reminder that even if we are afforded the opportunity to look back, and maybe even revisit the past, there’s no escaping the present or avoiding the future. You can prop your feet on the lap of an old flame and read from old novels until dawn. Dawn’s still coming. And the rent is still due.

David Hedges finds himself at a crossroads when … you can read the whole review here.

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