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Future shock: Albert Brooks predicts ‘2030’ America


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/tommywood/article/future_shock_albert_brooks_predicts_2030_america_20110510

“2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America” (St. Martin’s Press) is Albert Brooks’ novel (in all senses of the word) take on our not-so-distant future. Anyone familiar with Brooks’ films, such as “Defending Your Life” or “Modern Romance,” will not be surprised that his debut novel is clever and entertaining. But it is also thoughtful, insightful and inventive about issues as diverse as health care, transportation, aging and politics. And funny — let’s not forget funny.

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