The Lonely Hearts Club is the first novel by the acclaimed biographer, Dennis Friedman. This witty and unique tale centres on five heart-attack convalescents who get to know each other as they are working out in a gym as part of their recovery. Each character enters a gym environment for the first time and is weighed down by his feelings of mortality. Over a short space of time, however, strong friendships form between all of them as they spur each other on: the 'Club' becomes not only a refuge from worries and fears, but a debating chamber and springboard into a new life -when each had thought that they were entering their final years. Funny, compassionate and heart-warming, The Lonely Hearts Club is a story about life, self-discovery and cameraderie, told with considerable charm.