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About the Author
Rumaan Alam is the author of the novels Rich and Pretty, That Kind of Mother, and the instant New York Times bestseller Leave the World Behind. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, Bookforum, and the New Republic, where he is a contributing editor. He studied writing at Oberlin College and lives in New York with his family.
Alam's portrait of two childhood best friends...is vividly rendered.-- "Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author"
Beautifully frames the nuances of female friendship...Pitch perfect and wise.-- "Elle"
Written with humor and an impeccable ear for girlfriendly conversation-by a man, no less!-Rich and Pretty is a sparkling debut.-- "People"
Alam creates characters who are grappling with their adult identities while securing their childhood bond.-- "Wall Street Journal"
Alam transforms a whimsical beach read into compelling literary prose.-- "Associated Press"
This novel astutely and honestly captures all of those feelings we all have but can't quite articulate.-- "Bustle"
A sweet yet cutting exploration of the bonds of friendship.-- "Publishers Weekly"
This debut novel full of warmth and humor will appeal to anyone who has experienced a similar bond.-- "Library Journal"
Captures something truthful and essential about the push-pull of friendship-the desire for closeness as well as the space to define ourselves.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
Julie McKay's narration ebbs and flows with the novel's short sentences, fragments, and phrases. McKay gives emotion to the descriptions of reunions and wedding planning in New York City and Connecticut...[in] this tongue-in-cheek romance.-- "AudioFile"