I Just Want My Pants Back

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Broadway Books, 2007 - Fiction - 226 pages
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Now a new MTV series, from acclaimed director and executive producer Doug Liman (“Mr. and Mrs. Smith, “Swingers,” “Go,” “The Bourne Identity”)

Jason Strider is a twentysomething young man with an English degree from an Ivy League university, a very small apartment in New York, a vapid job as a receptionist at a casting agency—and no particular idea what to do with his life. On most evenings he gets stoned and goes out, sometimes with his long-time best friend and wingman Tina and sometimes alone, if not to get laid then at least to get hammered enough to really regret it the next day and be late for work.

Then one night Jason has athletic, appliance-assisted intercourse with a cute girl named Jane—and ends up lending her his favorite Dickies jeans. Many unanswered e-mails and text messages later, he is reduced to the plaint “I just want my pants back.” How he does, in a most unexpected way, find those pants and how he is forced to face his immaturity—and mortality—are at the heart of this smart, raunchily comic and deeply affecting novel.

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User Review  - TheHeathers - LibraryThing

I was surprisingly very impressed by I Just Want My Pants Back by David Rosen. You might think that this novel just sounds like some goofy or crass story about a young guy trying to make a life for ... Read full review

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User Review  - laurustina - LibraryThing

Actually, it feels wrong to say that I read this book, when what i actually did was read three pages and then toss it into the to-be-returned-to-the-library pile. And it's simple, really. You see ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

David J Rosen is a writer based in Brooklyn.  He is the creator and executive producer of I Just Want My Pants Back on MTV, and also the author of What's That Job And How The Hell Do I Get It?

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