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Zachary Kleinmann lives in the elite world of New Canaan, Connecticut and has left his accounting job four years earlier to be a modern stay-at-home father. But as his son is starting preschool, his wife is passionately involved in her own career, and Zach is knocking on forty years old, he begins to wonder how he will find his own serenity and define himself moving forwar ...more
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Published 2013 by ASD Publishing
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Alina
Jan 02, 2013 Alina rated it it was amazing
With his new book author Gregory G. Allen continues to entertain, amaze and delight his readers. Cool Side of the Pillow offers yet another peek at the many talents of this author, in a heartwarming, touching and inspiring story. I found the title quite intriguing and started reading eager to discover... the Cool Side of the Pillow. And, as it happens with any of Allen's books, I became part of the story and started rooting for its characters, page after page, until the very last one. With Cool ...more
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Dec 29, 2012 Jodi rated it it was amazing
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Rick Flynn
Dec 29, 2012 Rick Flynn rated it really liked it
I bought Gregory's book, Cool Side of the Pillow, the day it was released. I downloaded it to my Kindle and then tried to get time to read it. During a much needed vacation, I finally had the time. I'm so happy I waited. It spoke to me exactly when I needed it.

A common theme when you hit forty years old is the sense of "what's next?" and "what am I doing with my life?" Allen's protagonist, Zach, deals with those questions as well. The problem with addressing those questions in fiction, is somet
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Feb 10, 2013 Gsand1804 rated it it was amazing
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Lilac Wolf
Feb 22, 2013 Lilac Wolf rated it really liked it
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Fantastic! This guy has a way with words that just demands your attention. Yesterday as I was watching tv and crocheting, all I could think about was finishing this book. And I finally did, after I put the kids to bed.

It really resonated with me because Zach is basically a male version of me. He was a numbers guy who hated his job, hated that world and was happy to give it up to take care of his son. But now his boy is in school and everyone is pressuring him to go back
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Nancy Silk
Dec 29, 2012 Nancy Silk rated it it was amazing
"Maavelous, Simply Maavelous!"

Author Gregory G. Allen has quickly become one of my favorite authors. The diversity shown in his novels is extraordinary. This story is one of a man reaching a fork in the road and trying to repair his life into one that is exhilarating. Zach Kleinmann and his wife have a 3-year old boy. They have both made the decision that Zach leave his stressful job as a big corporation accountant to be a stay-at-home dad to Sean. Life at home for Zach is great as he bonds clos
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Phil Taylor
Jun 01, 2013 Phil Taylor rated it it was amazing
Gregory G. Allen’s Cool Side of the Pillow is a fun read with an inspirational, life affirming message for everyone. It’s a book with a lot of heart and a likable every man protagonist you like and root for from start to finish. Being close in age to the central character, I found his portrayal to be spot on and I easily lived in his head as I read the story. Gregory G. Allen’s powers of creating visual imagery are prodigious. He paints pictures and settings in your mind that give the story a te ...more
Shirley
Jul 06, 2015 Shirley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heart warming story of family issues

I really enjoyed this book because not only was it uplifting but it was quirky and interesting. It was good to see too often the demise of a marriage but this time from the male perspective. I think there were two main characters, Zach and Ginger. Each had issues that they had to over come but they came into each other's lives at the right time to provide support for each other. The author did a good job telling this story. I will have to look for other book
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Gregory G. Allen was raised in Texas, but now calls New Jersey home. His mother (an avid reader) passed on the love of written words to Gregory. He loves to tell stories of adversity & diversity - no matter the medium. He is an award-winning author & composer, a playwright, and theater manager. He has had several short stories published, a musical theater writer with over ten original musi ...more
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