Taking a break at Starbucks from Christmas shopping with his family, Charlie Johnson dips a soft, spongy cookie with ripples into his coffee.
His snooty daughter-in-law asks "Are you having your Madeleine moment?" and proceeds to lecture him about Proust. Determined to prove he's no dummy, Charlie sets out to read all of Remembrance Of Things Past.
And along the way, discovers the epic that is his own life.