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The Manchild Chronicles
For immediate release
Ben Nardolilli is twenty-five years old, unemployed, single, lives with his parents, and wants to rescue himself from becoming another statistic for others to lament over or Judd Apatow to feature in a film. To this end he has sworn to turn his life around and work harder than ever before at becoming an adult. In his new blog, http://idontwannabeamanchild.blogspot.com/, Ben plans to chronicle the steps he is taking to get himself off the well-worn path that is leading him to becoming a Manchild, or a self-absorbed failure who remains stuck in the past, unable to make a commitment or break free of his parents. His hoped for destination instead? To become a mensch.
Along the way Ben hopes to document his adventures, both mundane and unusual, doing things other adults take for granted as part of their daily routine but which are mysteries to him. His goals are lofty and small, ranging from getting a job and finding an apartment, to learning to cook and driving on the highway. His hope is that by writing the blog and setting up goals for himself to reach, Ben can more easily break away from the route he has so far been taking through the wilderness of life.
Once, Ben had a plan, or at least direction and promise. He had a social life, a girlfriend, a college that wanted him, a school filled with people who knew his name. He thought he might become a professor of some sort, or maybe get a job with the state department. Maybe he would even become a published writer. Above all, he wanted to be an adult, living and thriving on his own. Now all these have escaped his grasp through a combination of various mishaps, betrayals, and certain economic collapses. Of course he does have some weapons in his arsenal that he plans to use. He is a magna cum laude graduate, a published writer and poet, lives near Washington DC, is a snazzy dresser, and has a mean mustache.
Follow his journey and hopefully be inspired, or at least amused.
http://idontwannabeamanchild.blogspot.com with excerpts on QuailBellMagazine.com
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