Ted Thompson’s “Land Of Steady Habits”

In 2014, Ted Thompson’s 1st novel was published.

“The Land of Steady Habits” follows Anders Hill. In his early 60s and seemingly comfortable in Fairfield County, he suddenly abandons his career and family for a new condo and a new life.

It doesn’t happen the way he expects, of course. But that makes the debut book from the 2001 Staples High School graduate so intriguing.

The novel earned its author comparisons to Updike and Cheever. Now it’s been made into a Netflix movie.

Ben Mendelsohn (“Rogue One”) plays the lead. Edie Falco (“Sopranos”) and Thomas Mann also star, while Nicole Holofcener (“Enough Said”) directs.

“The Land of Steady Habits” premieres at the Toronto Film Festival this month.

Here’s the trailer — with a special nod to Thompson’s home town.

It features a shot of Main Street.

(Hat tip: Kerry Long)

4 responses to “Ted Thompson’s “Land Of Steady Habits”

  1. Great for Ted!! Look forward to seeing it.

  2. From the top of the Netflix promo:

    “Feeling trapped in the stifling, wealthy enclave of Westport, Connecticut….”

    Pretty standard stuff in the old Westport of “Man in the Gray Flannel Suit,” “Loving” and “A Stop in Willoughby, but I’m afraid some of your readers today might take offense.

  3. flashbacks 😉 looks like a winner

  4. THIS IS SO, SO, SO exciting!!!! I read that book as soon as it came out. It was a real page turner. I am so excited and happy for Ted and the entire family. WOW!