At 16, Sam’s carefree days of skateboarding are finished when his girlfriend gets pregnant and he outgrows his imaginary confidant, Tony Hawk.
When the father-to-be concludes that age isn’t a fixed thing. ”You can be 17 and 15 and 9 and 100 all on the same day.”
Nick Hornby truthfully dissects the male psyche in Slam, and Sam’s panicked internal monologue is shamefully familiar to men twice his age. A-