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About Schmidt

(1996)
(The first book in the Schmidt series)
A novel by

 
Albert Schmidt is a retired lawyer who misses his recently deceased wife, has an unhealthy diet, is a mild anti-Semite and owns a nice home in the Hamptons he feels compelled to offer to his daughter as a wedding present. Said daughter, Charlotte, is a yuppie in all the worst ways. She handles public relations for tobacco companies, doesn't want the house in the Hamptons, and is about to marry a buttoned-up Jewish lawyer. Schmidt, who had built a very lucrative career on his ability to be 'always demonstrably and impeccably right', begins to feel the first stirrings of self-doubt and, to his own astonishment, finds himself beginning an affair with a frank, exuberant waitress, a woman younger than his daughter. The conflict takes off from there in this finely told tale of retirement, inheritance, sex and death.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 1998 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: About Schmidt
Author(s): Louis Begley
ISBN: 0-517-27624-0 / 978-0-517-27624-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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September 1996 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: About Schmidt
Author(s): Louis Begley
ISBN: 0-679-45033-5 / 978-0-679-45033-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

March 2003 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: About Schmidt. Film Tie-in.
Author(s): Louis Begley
ISBN: 0-345-46174-6 / 978-0-345-46174-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Inc.
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February 2003 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: About Schmidt
Author(s): Louis Begley
ISBN: 1-85242-843-0 / 978-1-85242-843-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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September 1997 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: About Schmidt (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Author(s): Louis Begley
ISBN: 0-449-91116-0 / 978-0-449-91116-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Audio Editions

February 2011 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: About Schmidt
Author(s): Louis Begley
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   

September 2001 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: About Schmidt
Author(s): Louis Begley
ISBN: 0-7887-9027-7 / 978-0-7887-9027-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: About Schmidt: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Author(s): Louis Begley
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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