Policeman George Bailey is not kind to his body, he overloads it with junk food and the inevitable unfolds before our eyes.

George meets death but is given the chance to live his life over. After suffering a heart attack at the age of 42, George is given the heart of a 19 year old, and everything changes.

He becomes less a dad and more a friend to his teenage son and daughter, a lover to his wife, and soon he wants to change the world.

Slowly though the longing for life as he once knew it, creeps back into his life.

What would you do if you could reclaim your youth? Tony Parsons takes love and life in the modern world and presents a bittersweet reading of the dilemmas of the relationships and choices that accompany them.

The great thing about Tony Parson’s stories is they make us all feel that we are not alone as we all face growing older.

Parson works his magic, taking death, mid-life crises, an appreciation for adulthood and our intrinsic longing for a life well-lived and breathes life to the themes with believable, likeable characters. This is a book about important issues that does not take itself too seriously.

I really enjoy Parsons almost conversational style and thoughtful approach to difficult questions we all wrestle with about life and love.