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“With riffs on everything from date nights with his wife (“The goal is to stay awake”) to shopping at Costco with his father (“It’s hard to feel like you’re a man when you’re in your 40s and your dad is still buying you paper towels”), Zevin is one hilarious house-husband—like Seinfeld for the stay-at-home-dad set. Raise a sippy cup and cheer him on!” Read more


“Author Dan Zevin is driving his minivan (a 2011 Toyota Sienna with room for seven) to what he calls “my club,” as in Costco, the discount warehouse.” Read more

“Dave Barry has made a career of writing about Dave Barry, P.J. O’Rourke writes about P.J. O’Rourke, and David Sedaris writes about David Sedaris. You could throw Zevin in with any of them and he would hold his own. He might even float to the top.” Read more

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“Already, ‘Dan Gets a Minivan’ has been optioned by Happy Madison Productions, Adam Sandler’s film company…” Read more

“At one point he takes up guitar so he can be as cool as the kid-rocker Dan Zanes. “If it weren’t for the police presence” at his concerts, Mr. Zevin writes, “they’d be rushing the stage and throwing their nursing bras up at him.” Mr. Zevin clearly deserves projectile undergarments too.” Read more

“In every generation idealism must bite the dust. But it rarely does so with as much good humor as in Mr. Zevin’s new book….” Read more

Dan Zevin Wins Thurber Prize for Humor Read more


“So what happens when you approach middle age, get married, have kids, and leave that hip Brooklyn neighborhood for the suburbs? Well, if you’re Dan Zevin, you buy a mini-van, trick it out with orange flame decals, and write a book about it.” Listen to the interview | Read article

P.J. O’Rourke
“Dan Zevin yanks the car seats and the sippy cups out of that minivan and sticks a blow Hemi dragster engine back there — I mean in his prose style. In his lifestyle it’s, um… a different matter.”


“Dan Zevin has spent the past two decades documenting his passage into adulthood. The transition has not gone terribly well, and Zevin, in the grand tradition of humorists, has made the most of his failures.” Read more

Q. As a suburban dad, do you have your favorite, go-to outfit? A. … I have so much fleece I feel like a Muppet.” Read more


“There are no fart jokes. There is no cruelty to animals. No airborne bodily fluids. ‘The Day I Turned Uncool: Confessions of a Reluctant Grown-Up,’ Dan Zevin’s collection of humorous essays on growing older, is part of a wave of urbane, smartly written humor books washing up on Hollywood’s shores.” Read more


A chat with Dan about recording the audio edition of his book, the perils of pronunciation, and the dangers of carbonated beverages. Read more


“While the meaning of life may still elude Xers in 1994, these tips from Dan Zevin’s how-to-fake-it-in-the-Real-World Entry-Level Life offer rays of, if not hope, at least wit.” Read more

Kirkus Reviews
“With Zevin’s latest offering, we see how one man’s limits are relentlessly reached and reconfigured in the hilarious wake of middle age.” Read more

Mrs. Linda Zevin (Dan’s Mom)
“He was always a wise-guy. A mensch, but a wise-guy. Even when he was little, I said, ‘Daniel, you keep making wisecracks and one day, someone’s gonna smack you.’ Who knew he’d wind up making a living at it? Well, maybe not a living, but he gets by.”