All the reviews of this say that it's hilarious, a laugh riot. So funny! I didn't laugh even once. This is maybe the saddest book I've ever read, or at least the most poignant. I'm approximately the same age as Walter, and prey to the same generational conceits, fears, and acting out. There's a lot of heartbreak, a lot of realism, a lot of sad truth here. Not so much with the hilarity. So close to home, so well-written, so heartbreaking.