The Last Baby Boomer

The Story of the Ultimate Ghoul Pool

by Chris Rodell



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/23/2015

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 256
ISBN : 9781491785010
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 256
ISBN : 9781491785003

About the Book

In 2076, the sprawling Baby Boom generation is down to one last survivor, 111-year-old Martin McCrae. The distinction earns McCrae a suite at a New York City museum where contestants pay a small fee to spend fifteen minutes with him as part of an ultimate ghoul pool. If they are in the room when he expires, they win a multi-million dollar jackpot. While silently praying he will die for them, contestants ask McCrae genial questions about the past, ultimately triggering recollections of rollicking times when McCrae waged war with boredom. As the ghoul pool grinds on for five years, McCrae eventually lapses into a coma and the contestants begin to resent him for his unusual longevity. While conspiracy theorists speculate that McCrae has been dead for years, his wealthy friend revives him with an offer to secure eternal life. McCrae must now decide whether to surrender to the temptation or welcome a natural death. The Last Baby Boomer is a coming-of-really-old age satire of a dying epoch that shines a light on the illuminating fact that even though we all die, only one gets to die last. But nobody wins until death does.

About the Author

Chris Rodell is the author of four books, including Use All The Crayons! The Colorful Guide to Simple Human Happiness. As a freelance writer and blogger, Rodell has wrestled alligators, skydived, eaten like Elvis, and lain on a bed of nails. Chris lives with his family in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Follow his blog at