Sideways is the story of two friends, Miles and Jack, going away together for the last time to steep themselves in everything that makes it good to be young and single: pinot, putting, and prowling bars. In the week before Jack plans to marry, the pair heads out from Los Angeles to the Santa Ynez wine country. For Jack, the tasting tour is Seven Days to D-Day, his final stretch of freedom. For Miles--who has divorced his wife, is facing an uncertain career, and has lost his passion for living--the trip is a week-long opportunity to evaluate his past, his future, and himself.
A raucous and surprising novel filled with wonderful details about wine, Sideways is also a thought provoking and funny book about men, women, and human relationships.
"A lively debut...Pickett takes his readers on a jolly ride."-- "Publishers Weekly"
"Skillful work about a friendship between two ultimately likable guys."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
A buddy novel in the cinematic vein of Swingers...Pickett plays the sex-and-the-single-man angle for all it's worth here...like Dharma Bums updated with metrosexual panache.-- "Booklist"
About the Author
Rex Pickett is a California-based screenwriter and author who is most well known for writing Sideways, the book that became a movie and one of the largest-grossing comedy films in Hollywood. The screenplay for the film was named one of the top 100 screenplays of all time by the Writers Guild of America while the movie itself was nominated for five Oscars (winning Best Screenplay) and swept the Golden Globe Awards for 2005. Pickett also wrote the script for the Oscar-winning short film My Mother Dreams the Satan's Disciples in New York and has garnered numerous awards for his nationwide travel and magazine writing. Pickett resides in Santa Monica, California.
Scott Brick, an acclaimed voice artist, screenwriter, and actor, has performed on film, television, and radio. He attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks. winning won more than fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.
Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile's Golden Voices in 2012.