Not quite fiction...not quite non-fiction, we had heard about The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, but had no idea what we were in for. Through the daily writing of this self-proclaimed curmudgeon, Hendrik Groen describes his life in an Amsterdam retirement home and the antics that ensue when he and his friends refuse to "age quietly." Forming the Old-But-Not-Dead club, stirring up trouble with the facility's director, and proving that getting old doesn't mean "getting boring", his witty candor and hilarious (at times quite sarcastic) writing had us actually laughing out loud as we flew through the pages. A perfect book about how to make sure that every moment counts, he's charming, amusing and sometimes described as a hero. You'll just have to pick up a copy to find out why.