Isaac has his bar mitzvah in two weeks and is wholly unprepared for it. It doesn't help that he saw his buddy Eric puke his guts out at his just a few days ago. When Isaac's parents go out of town unexpectedly, Isaac's brother Josh (or Super Jew as some call him) decides it's time to make Isaac a man. Josh is super athletic and home for awhile after he left Columbia University under mysterious circumstances. He puts Isaac on a vision quest that includes a myriad of tasks both mundane and creative. This quest with Josh has Isaac investigating a number of age old questions, like where to look at a strip club and what do you do in a bar fight, to name a few.
I really enjoyed this book. It reminded me a lot of a Chris Crutcher 's (who I LOVE) work. This title would definitely be a read alike to some of his work or something like Stupid Fast  by Geoff Herbach.This book had everything: it was hilarious and heartbreaking with some really engaging characters and some true soul searching. Rubens is apparently a former Daily Show writer and it shows.