Plus One


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$24.95  $23.20
Prospect Park Books
Publish Date
5.7 X 1.2 X 8.4 inches | 1.05 pounds
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About the Author

Christopher Noxon is an accomplished journalist who has written for such publications as The New Yorker, Details, Los Angeles Magazine, Salon, and The New York Times Magazine. His first book, Rejuvenile: Kickball, Cartoons, Cupcakes, and the Reinvention of the American Grown-Up (Crown), earned him interviews on such shows as The Colbert Report and Good Morning America and generated features in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and Talk of the Nation; Ira Glass of This American Life called the book "an eye-opener." Noxon happens to be married to a top TV writer/producer and does the school chauffeuring for their three children, so he knows whereof he speaks regarding Plus Ones. He lives in Los Angeles.


"Noxon reveals the inner workings of that [Plus One] role with wit, warmth and candor."
--New York Times Sunday Book Review

"There are so many hilarious moments."
--Los Angeles Times

"In his funny debut novel, Alex Sherman-Zicklin is a marketing exec-turned stay-at-home-dad -- his wife, Figgy, see's her 14th TV pilot, "Tricks" (about a suburban housewife running a prostitution ring out of a scrapbook shop), turn into an Emmy-winner."
--New York Post, article: This week's must-read books

"For fans of Rainbow Rowell and similar keenly insightful truth tellers, this fresh male take on modern relationships is too smart, focused, and funny to pass up."
--Library Journal

"A brisk romp that's sometimes laugh-out-loud funny as it deals with the serious issues of roles and communication in marriage. And just picture this on the big screen, with Jason Bateman as the lead."

"{It} reads like a series of intimate conversations about the inner workings of family units... There are so many universal, recurring themes about retaining your personhood and being self-possessed. But then there's also the idea of sacrificing yourself for the greater good of a family."
-- Sean Fitz-Gerald, Los Angeles Magazine

"A funny, sharply observed novel about a guy with a first-world problem--a wife who's a hugely successful TV writer and producer--and the identity crisis that goes along with it. Christopher Noxon has reimagined the Hollywood novel from a whole new perspective."
-- Tom Perrotta, author of Election, Little Children, and The Leftovers

"Behind every great man there's a great woman... and in Noxon's telling, behind every great woman there's a charming, deeply conflicted guy (sometimes holding a very expensive handbag). Hilarious and unflinching, Plus One is a funny, sharply observed, heartbreaking look at love, power, and happily-ever-after in Hollywood."
-- Jennifer Weiner, author of All Fall Down, The Next Best Thing, and Good in Bed

"Plus One is a smart and funny novel about Hollywood, but where it truly shines is in Noxon's stunning and painfully accurate depiction of the complex rhythms and growing pains of a marriage."
-- Jonathan Tropper, author of This Is Where I Leave You and One Last Thing Before I Go

"Well observed, honest, and laugh-out-loud funny, Plus One deftly tells a story from the inside of show business about being on the outside."
-- Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men

"A page-turning peek into the world of TV and families and money, this is Hollywood L.A. as seen from a newcomer's ambivalent perspective. I found it both fun and fascinating and unsettling to delve into this world, built convincingly by Noxon's gift with scenes and voices."
-- Aimee Bender, author of The Color Master and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

"The emotional and socio-demographic details are so rich and hilarious, it's almost as if Christopher Noxon himself had some kind of incredibly successful Hollywood wife."
-- Joel Stein, Time columnist and author of Man Made

"In this sweet, savvy domestic comedy, Christopher Noxon captures, with humor and pathos, the plight of the ultimate red-carpet orphan."
-- Gigi Levangie, author of The Starter Wife and The After Wife

"Hilarious and whip-smart, with a big beating heart at its center. I love this book, and so will you."
-- Dana Reinhardt, author of We Are the Goldens and The Things a Brother Knows

"In this, his hilarious debut novel, Christopher Noxon puts the fiercely comic roman(ce) in roman a clef."
-- Mark Ebner, author of Hollywood, Interrupted, Six Degrees of Paris Hilton, and Poison Candy

"Juicy, fun, and the ultimate 'inside-baseball' look at Hollywood, Plus One is rich with pitch-perfect details and social satire that sings. Christopher Noxon takes aim at showbiz insiders and outliers in this very funny novel and hits the target. You'll laugh, you'll cringe, and you'll never look at a man on the red carpet holding a Judith Leiber bag in the same way. Read it by the cabaña... if you can afford one."
-- Lian Dolan, author of Elizabeth the First Wife and Helen of Pasadena

"After this smart, very funny and painfully honest novel, Christopher Noxon's wife should be proud to be his Plus One."
-- Rick Marin, author of Keep Swinging and Cad: Confessions of a Toxic Bachelor

"Welcome to the New Hollywood, where the women are in charge and their spouses are on the guest list. Christopher Noxon knows this world first-hand, and his novel is warm, funny, and, most importantly, honest."
-- Neal Pollack, author of Alternadad

"I just finished Plus One by Christopher Noxon, husband of Orange Is the New Black showrunner Jenji Kohan, and it's a rather delicious read if you like stuff about Hollywood culture. I sped through it."
--Elle, 10 Productive Indoor Things to Do During a Blizzard

"This, faithful readers, is a hilarious book. There were times when I laughed so hard, I thought I pulled a stomach muscle."
--Vox Libris

"Plus One explores the world of Hollywood and modern relationships with hysterical insight."
--The Absolute Mag

"The marriage depicted in "Plus One" feels refreshingly real and authentic."