Populated by a vividly drawn cast of characters -- Yale students and lunch truck drivers alike -- JOE COLLEGE evokes two radically different worlds through Tom Perrotta's distinctive combination of humor, sweetness, and telling detail. JOE COLLEGE is a serious comic novel about love, higher education, and food service, a uniquely American story about the mistakes we sometimes make and the illusions we have to shed on the way to finding our place in the world.
""An overwhelmingly pleasing book""--The New York Times
""An absorbing, fleshed-out portrait of an American male edging toward adulthood by crossing seemingly rigid social boundaries.""--The New York Times Book Review
""Companionable and humane, lighthearted and surprisingly touching.""--Newsweek
“Perrotta transforms eighties nostalgia into art.”—Entertainment Weekly