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A healthy 30 yr old bachelor believes The Sunset, an assisted living retirement community, would be a soothing alternative to his hectic lifestyle.

Everything he desires is available for one all-inclusive monthly fee. The only problem? He isn’t the required min. age of 62. So he dons theatrical makeup and gray wig to age himself 40 years.

Will everything go as planned? Of co
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ebook, 244 pages
Published June 7th 2007 by Rebel Press/iUniverse, Inc.
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VLynch
Oct 09, 2010 VLynch rated it really liked it
Great writing, but what a dilemma for me!
When some people review books they give a summary of the story. For me, I tend review the books based on how books made me feel. The author of Into the Sunset did a wonderful job with the writing; it was done in a biography manner. It came across so honest, and real I actually checked to see if this was a true story. But my problem is, I really disliked the main character, Wayne Benson, Jr. at all. Part of me didn’t even want to finish the book, because I
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Donna
Feb 01, 2008 Donna rated it it was amazing
Don Capone’s Into the Sunset is entertaining comedy at its best. Even the madcap premise makes you smile. Thirty-year-old Wayne Benson disguises himself as a senior citizen and moves into a retirement community in Westchester to enjoy the easy life. Soon enough plenty of cleverly-plotted complications set in, and it’s a bumpy ride for Wayne, but the pages seemed to glide right by as I followed him on his adventure into premature maturity. Although Wayne is living a lie, his voice is refreshingly ...more
Sharon
Jun 01, 2012 Sharon rated it it was ok
This is the Amazon Book Description as of June 4, 2012:
"Wayne Benson doesn’t require nursing care. He’s not a senior citizen. He isn’t even retired. But this healthy 30-year-old bachelor believes the comfortable life of The Sunset, an assisted-living retirement community, would be a soothing alternative to his hectic lifestyle.

Everything he desires—gourmet meals, laundry services, camaraderie, tranquility—is available for one all-inclusive monthly fee. The only problem? He isn’t the required min
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Mary
Apr 02, 2008 Mary rated it it was amazing
Wayne Benson is tired of living a complicated life. His needs are pretty simple—quiet time to write, three square meals a day (preferably prepaid and prepared for him), and comfortable surroundings. But where to find all of these things in one place? Enter The Sunset—a retirement community he once toured with his parents, prior to their move to Florida. The only problem? He’s thirty-two years too young. Enter Wayne Senior, his alter ego and aged doppelganger, courtesy of a grey wig and stage mak ...more
Kirsten
Feb 22, 2008 Kirsten rated it it was amazing
I loved the premise of INTO THE SUNSET from the moment I heard it: a young man disguises himself as his own father in order to enjoy the good food and relaxing lifestyle of a retirement community called The Sunset. What a great movie it would make! I could see the story play out on the big screen as I read about the hilarious adventures (and misadventures) of Wayne Benson, who attempted to balance a job and crush with his new life and new romance at the old folks home. We learn about both the sh ...more
Karen
Feb 19, 2011 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Every once in awhile I read a book that will never be forgotten. Into The Sunset is such a book. I adored every aspect of it from the beginning to the end at which time I had a smile on my face.
Dixie
Jun 15, 2012 Dixie rated it really liked it
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Ever since my grandma moved into a retirement home I've thought it would be the perfect place to live...fun story!!!!
Lydia
Apr 02, 2009 Lydia rated it it was amazing
Fun and unusual story about a most unusual situation. Funny situations and some thought-provoking sections as well.
Susan
Jul 26, 2007 Susan rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Fast, funny, and clever.
Donald
Jun 06, 2012 Donald rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Romantic Times Book Reviews Magazine gave it 3 stars in their Feb. 2008 issue:

Capone has a vivid imagination and a unique voice. Written in the first person, his book reads like an autobiography, though the younger man and much older woman plotline may make some readers uncomfortable.

Summary: Wayne Benson is a 30-year-old bachelor who's tired of working hard all day and then shopping for groceries, making dinner, doing laundry and cleaning his a
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Paulamoney
Jul 23, 2011 Paulamoney rated it liked it
Light hearted caper of a 30-something yr old man who moves into a retirement community disguised as an elderly gentleman.
Fun and insightful. A summer read.
Dgagnon47
Jul 26, 2010 Dgagnon47 rated it liked it
Way to go, Don. So nice to read something a friend wrote. Would have given it more stars, but too many Yankee references :)
Dan Staud
Oct 14, 2012 Dan Staud rated it it was amazing
Funny old man stories
G.c.
Dec 19, 2010 G.c. rated it it was amazing
Fun stuff. Five stars
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Donald Capone's second novel, JUST FOLLOW ME, is now available from Pen-L Publishing. His stories have appeared in Word Riot, Weekly Reader's READ magazine, Thieves Jargon, as well as the anthologies Sudden Flash Youth; The Westchester Review 2014 & 2013; See You Next Tuesday; Skive Quarterly 6; The Ampersand volume 4; Ten Modern Short Stories 2010; and Rebellion: New Voices of Fiction, which ...more
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