Where Do We Go From Here?

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Bloomsbury USA, Jul 6, 2001 - Fiction - 288 pages
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Meet Fred Kaufmann, disillusioned husband of thoroughly competent Claudia and father of surly teenager Franka. His dreams of being a movie director have long ago been shelved for marriage and a child. While Claudia sells her successful vegetarian take-out restaurant to a fast food chain and buys into Buddhism, Fred is trapped in the throes of a classic midlife crisis, made worse when Franka falls madly in love with a young guru. With the hope that brown rice and hardcore meditation will cure Franka's obsession, Fred chaperones his daughter to the meditation center in the South of France. But as a bizarre set of events unfolds, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that only a special kind of hero can survive. Funny, incisive, and ultimately forgiving, Where Do We Go From Here? is a masterpiece of ironic social comedy from one of Germany's leading writers and filmmakers.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Vibrant, amusing tale from film director/author Dörrie (What Do You Want From Me?, 1991, etc.) limns a richly entertaining midlife crisis, which takes a faithless husband to a Buddhist retreat in ... Read full review

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Fred Kaufmann is a mediocre mess from Munich. He cheats on his wife, Claudia, who cheats on him right back while immersing herself in Buddhism. His 16-year-old daughter, Franka, barely tolerates him ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Doris Dörrie is the celebrated film director of many films including the modern classic comedy Men and, most recently, Seeking Enlightenment. She is the author of a number of novels and collections of stories, including Love, Pain and the Whole Damn Thing and What Do You Want from Me?.

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