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Book review: 'Twenty Thirty: The Real Story of What Happens to America'
Book review: 'Twenty Thirty: The Real Story of What Happens to America'

Twenty Thirty The Real Story of What Happens to America Albert Brooks St. Martin's Press: 375 pp., $25.99 Though written by filmmaker-comedian Albert Brooks, the events of his near-futuristic novel "Twenty Thirty: The Real Story of What Happens to America" are pretty dire: Los Angeles gets hit by a cataclysmic earthquake, and the country's credit is so bad that the president of the United States is forced to cut a deal whereby the Chinese rebuild L.A. in exchange for half-ownership of the city. Meanwhile, on the good news-bad news front, cancer has been cured. Except that now seniors are the target of animosity from splinter groups of the young who are increasingly...

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